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Ampelofassoula or Louvi (Fresh Black Eyed Peas) and Marida (Picarel)

Ampelofassoula are the fresh green green beans (Vigna unguiculata) also known as cow peas, also called louvi in Cyprus.  These beans are eaten before they mature,usually boiled and eaten as a salad with olive oil and lemon juice.  When they ripen the seeds are dried become the well known black eyed peas.

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Revithia giahni sti gastra (stewed chickpeas) and a virtual tour to Sparti

Revithia giahni sti gastra is a vegan dish with stewed chickpeas, traditionally cooked in a clay pot and baked in a wood burning oven.  However, not all of us have wood burning ovens or clay pots but we can still cook it in a Dutch oven or any casserole dish in our home oven.   If you don’t have any of the above, use a baking tin which cover with an aluminium tent.

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