Me and fresh tsikoudia
Those first drops are the best! Fresh raki arrived!
Learning about tsikoudia
Being explained on the raki production. At the back, it is brass container for grapes to be boiled.
Organic Chania beer
One of those local products you should not miss. Ask for Xarma (Harma)
Salty meze made from fish roe. Goes with a fresh bread.
Pickled tiny peppers, hot and juicy! Order them for your Cretan summer meze
Pickled vegetables: peppers, cauliflowers,carrots! Specialties for Great Lent and for summer side dish! Perfect with a freezeing beer...
It is usually a kind of bread baked for Easter time, but there can be a few bakeries that may have it during summer as well. Love its crust!
Tastes like home
Excellent home food in the middle of Chania market
There is nothing like a taste of Greek coffee for your winter afternoon break! Pure and strong!
Heaven for the dessert if well-frozen and topped with some seasonal fruits "sweets of the teaspoon" (γλυκό του κουταλιού)
Weird taste but you may get used to it. After some time you will discover the real flavor but don't forget to drink some raki (ups!) Usual treat from Greek and Cretan tavernas.
That is how Christmas smells in Chania. Well-made on charcoals, hot and crunchy.
Marouli is a lettuce of Greeks, mainly used during winter time
Snack in Greek style! Discover pure tastes of Cretan winter!
Watermelons from Akrotiri
Tons of watermelons decorate land of Akrotiri penninsula...juicy, sweet and easily purchased on the side of the road
Melons from Akrotiri
On our way to Stavros, farmers sell those fresh melons!
First figs of July
Like a summer ornament, a tasty one!
This is a Cretan fig
Still hanging, ready to be eaten
Cretan patio from July
we all look for some shade under those wine leaves
Still hanging from the roof...thinking of a first crunch and this juice coming down my face!
Fresh fig for breakfast
Recommended as an addition to your morning coffee
My first collection
My first basket of fresh figs. July 2013