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Epiphany

Mont Blanc for Epiphany Day

Chronia Polla, Chronia Polla, is a Greek wish, which literally means wishing you many years.  It i’s used on most occasions where there is a celebration, like today, on birthdays, name days, Christmas, Easter etc, wishing the other person longevity.  Today Epiphany day, in Greek Theophaneia and those whose name is Theofanis, Theofania, Photis, Photini, …

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Cypriot Xerotigana my way (fried yeasted dough)

Xerotigana (pr. Ksae -roh -TEE – gha  – na), is a simple recipe, made with flour, baking powder, salt and water to make a thick batter and then fried.  They are served with sugar, honey or other syrups, such as leftover syrups from fruit presereves (glyka tou koutaliou) but can also be served with petimezi or haroupomelo.

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