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#19365 Melomakarona - Recipe for (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies)

Posted by Jen on 18 November 2016 - 02:34 PM

Melomakarona - Recipe for (Greek Christmas Honey Cookies) 

 

 

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon ouzo liqueur
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups walnuts, finely chopped

Syrup

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
 
  • Method:
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 flat baking trays with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat oil, sugar, 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons lemon juice on high speed for 10 minutes or until thick and creamy (see tip). Add egg yolk and ouzo. Beat for 5 minutes. Sift flour and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon over oil mixture. Fold gently to combine (mixture should be a light, doughy texture).
  •  
  • Using hands, roll tablespoons mixture into oval shapes. Place on prepared trays. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm to touch. Allow to cool on trays.
  •  
  • Make syrup Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 4 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly.
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  • Using a slotted spoon, dip cooled biscuits, 1 at a time, into hot syrup for about 30 seconds, turning over often until well coated. Return to trays. Combine walnuts and remaining ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over biscuits. Allow to cool. Serve and enjoy  :) 

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#17955 Should the children of migrants go to Greek schools?

Posted by admin on 26 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

Children should go to school, period. If those migrants are planning to stay in Greece then their kids should go to Greek schools and get an education as every other child in Greece. If they're planning to eventually move elsewhere in Europe then "special" schools should be setup for them to provide them with an education in the interim, and while they're waiting to be forwarded to a different European country.

 

It's to the benefit of everyone involved to educate these kids. It would be a shame and a crime to leave them without an education.


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#9442 Would you support a return to the Megali Idea as well as a more nationalistic...

Posted by NickTheGreek on 17 June 2016 - 09:36 PM

Would you as a Native Greek or Greek-American (or any nationality) support the idea of the Megali Idea and conquer what was historically Ancient Greek land. For example retaking Constantinople and Western Turkey and reclaiming the rest of Cyprus. Would you also support the rebuilding of Greek infrastructure and Ancient Monuments, such as the the Colossus of Rhodes, Parthenon, and Statue of Zeus to instill a greater sense of nationality in Greece. My third question is whether or not you would support the reclaiming of our own history from the Former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia, who shamelessly stole Alexander The Great as their own and built monuments to him and his father in their Skopje. As a Greek-American I'm fully behind these ideas and believe we should carry them out and restore Greece as a dominant world nation once we fix our economy, by leaving the European Union and bringing back the Greek Drachma. We were once the pinnacle of human civilization and our day will come again, I'm sure of it. However I doubt any of this can be carried out under our current corrupt government and I would suggest a revolution and model the constitution off of America which I believe is one of the best written governments to date. i'm curious if other Greeks agree with any of this and believe in it like I do. America got blessed with Donald Trump, it's time Greece had hers.


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#9276 Lessons in Greek

Posted by ajaxmonkey on 02 June 2016 - 11:40 PM

That sounds about right. Greek "Teachers" tend to pontificate. The concept of learning by doing is not very popular in Greece. And that applies not only to teaching languages.


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#8406 Would you move to Greece?

Posted by FriendofGreece on 04 April 2016 - 04:20 PM

http://theconversati...-recovery-57137

 

"Yet far worse for the Greek economy is how its own people are looking to leave in search of economic security. Since the beginning of the crisis, at least 250,000 young professionals are reported to have left the country, with some reports putting the estimate even higher. They do not use the illegal trails to leave, but their EU passport.

These professionals are skillful, highly educated and internationally marketable, making it easier for them to migrate. But they also are the very resource that is required for the resurrection of Greece’s economy. They are needed to build the high growth exporting businesses that are meant to drive growth and pull the country out if its slump."

 

 

http://www.cnbc.com/...rain-drain.html

 

Big words from a 22-year old:

 

" "I don't ever want to go back to Greece," Nefeli admits."

 

 

Going back home:

 

http://www.ekathimer...-wracked-greece

 

"Filippeou still maintains her foreign contacts and younger architects often ask her whether there’s a future in Greece for them. “I am bothered by the idea that good minds stay away and can only do well elsewhere,” she says. “Motives need to be given to people from all fields to return and bring back the knowledge they have gained.” "


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#838 An old Holocaust secret newly told

Posted by PatrickT on 17 April 2015 - 05:11 PM

Why post this? I mean what conclusion do you want?

 

I just read an article about the space shuttle main engine but do not post it here. 


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#8167 Would you move to Greece?

Posted by admin on 23 March 2016 - 06:16 PM

Possibly. That's why I said "depending on what things will look like at the time".  :D


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#655 Donating To The Wrong People

Posted by admin on 14 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

We're moving into our new house this week so we've been donating a lot of stuff over the past few days, from clothes and dishes and pans to big screen TVs, couches, fire pits, loungers etc.

 

The idea behind giving away most of our stuff for free was firstly because my wife's been picky and wants to go to the new house with as little as possible and then buy new pieces where needed, and also it was a good opportunity to declutter and get rid of old stuff we barely ever use anymore. In between some junk we gave away some pretty valuable stuff like older leather couches (still in excellent shape), older plasma big screen TVs, dishes and utensils etc.

 

When I posted those ads in Kijiji for people to pick up these stuff for free I was expecting to see people in need coming in to pick those stuff up. Single mothers, people out of work or out of luck needing to rebuild their lives etc.

 

Instead I saw people coming in driving brand new minivans or brand new trucks and SUVs picking up all this free stuff. At some point I was seriously thinking to put a stop to this and start being more selective on who I'd donate this stuff to, but then we're in a rush to move out of our house so there's no time for being picky. But seriously, in a couple of situations I was really ready to tell some of those people to fuck off and let people in real need come pick up these stuff. This has been a surreal experience. I wasn't expecting to see this. I though that it would be nice to give away these stuff for free to some people in need and at the end of the day we just made some comfortable asshols even more comfortable with our free stuff.

 


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#4587 solving the refugee crisis

Posted by admin on 08 October 2015 - 12:28 AM

As a society we are responsible for all human beings in need. I'm not going to go as far as saying that we're obliged to offer them halal meals and build them mosques, but we should be trying to help them any way we can and at least fulfil basic needs such as food and water, and a safe place to stay.

 

These people didn't choose to be born and raised in crazy countries, run by unreasonable nutcases. It was just the luck of the draw. They're making a conscious effort to get out of there and live a normal life. The least we can do is offer them the basic things they need to survive and help them rebuild their lives.


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#3558 Is Greece close to Grexit?

Posted by PatrickT on 13 July 2015 - 12:12 AM

I can understand that for some reasons you hate Greece. Ok, It is obvious. But, try to justify your answers with theories and examples. Reading your posts, the only thing I can think is that you may be a kid.
About my questions: if you read the european treaties and if you were aware of economic theories, you would answer my questions easily and without hesitation. So, I believe to democracy (democracy was born in Greece) and I respect anyone's opinion and I love participating in dialogues ( have a look at Plato's dialogues) and I try to exercise good judgements (Metis, Greek mythology:She was the first wife of Zeus, and became the goddess of wisdom, prudence and deep thought), that's why I read your posts. Otherwise, it would be a waste of time.
Greece gave YOU (not only you)human values, what did germany give us (the whole world)?????

PS1 I did not give you an answer as an economist, because it would be complicated to you to understand what I wrote.
PS2 bestiality (=having sex with animals) in germany is legal. So interesting for your culture...

spare me your idiocy and arrogance. I'm a bank inspector trainee at the Bundesbank. So i would advice you to stick to the facts, stop to use ad hominem attacks and stay on topic. I'm not interested in old greek fairy tales about zeus or pikachu, nor am i interested in historical lies like "greece gave the world democracy". Ther was no democracy in greece. Women and slaves had no word at all and a small elite group ruled over others. Democracy was invented long before greece and is the basis of evry tribal society.

What germany gave the world? Computers, space travel, cars, x-rays, nuclear power, book printing, jet engines, chemical synthesis and the autobahn.

p.s.: if you insit to keep this laughable argument alive and bring more bullshit that happened 3000 years ago, greece doesn't exist anymore. It was under roman occupation and later under ottoman occupation. They formed a state later and called it greece. The inhabitants there today habe as much in common with old greece as George Bush with Pocahontas.

Now fuck off. Your intellectual deep diving gets boring.

P.s.: he/she/it is a fake account from this eyosimusthingsbumms. Same IP adress. How pathetic.
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#3490 Is Greece close to Grexit?

Posted by PatrickT on 08 July 2015 - 05:43 PM

You cant show what you dont have.

buckle up its going to be a bumpy ride, Greece is about to shake your economy

 

 

No it doesn´t greece is irrelevant for germany. We have almost no economic contacts. The effect of grexit for germany and the € zone is non existant. Greece is only 2% of the GDP of the EU. 

 

As for your personal insult, i expect better from a moderator. Who made you mod? Mickey Mouse?


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#345 Time Out: Let's Stop the Blame Game in Europe

Posted by PatrickT on 06 April 2015 - 06:51 PM

I find it amusing that you believe it should be our duty to throw money into a endless pit and get nothing in return.

 

Germany never forced austerity on greece. All we say is that we don´t pay any money to greece. If you want end austerity you can end it tomorrow. But don´t spend money you don´t have. 

 

Beside that we already installed a minimim wage this year which will boost internal consumption. 

 

Anyways, do you have any ideas which are not based on german tax money? 


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#3383 Is Greece close to Grexit?

Posted by admin on 05 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

The Greek people seem to have voted NO to the referendum question (I'd be surprised if NO doesn't get at least 60% by the time all results are in). I'd like to be a fly on the wall in the next Eurogroup meeting and see the faces of the Germans when they'll have to deal with Tsipras and Varoufakis again  :D. Greek people have a twisted sense of humor  :D


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#3069 Endgame

Posted by ajaxmonkey on 23 June 2015 - 11:54 PM

most people on this planet get by on 1 Euro a day and still manage to be far more productive than Greeks.
But you seem to think that the world has to provide plenty so that the Greeks can eat and shit. That is all they do.

Let the lazy good for nothing bastards die already.
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#24186 Greek IPTV + OTE Sport + Movie Channels (((50€ = 1 Xrono)))

Posted by Lekatis on 21 June 2017 - 11:57 PM

:D  :D  :D

 

Γεια σου πατριώτη.

Ενδιαφέρομαι για το θέμα. Τι έχεις βρει μέχρι στιγμής και πως λειτουργεί


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#19123 ☃Χριστούγεννα και Πρωτοχρονιά - Αφιερώματα ☃

Posted by Xeniteas on 13 November 2016 - 09:50 PM

5259667.gifΑυτά τα Χριστούγεννα ας αναστήσουν

το χαμόγελο στα χείλη των ανθρώπων,

ας ζεστάνουν τις παγωμένες καρδιές

τους και ας χαρίσουν σ’ αυτούς που

αγωνίζονται την ζωή που τους αξίζει.

Αν ήταν κάθε αστέρι, μια ευχή απ΄την

καρδιά μας το σύμπαν θα ΄ταν

λαμπερό σαν την ψυχή μας.

Ας γίνει φέτος η ψυχή μας η φάτνη

που θα γεννηθεί η αγάπη και η ειρήνη.

 

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#169 Time Out: Let's Stop the Blame Game in Europe

Posted by admin on 03 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

Calm down guys. Mistakes have been done on both sides. Both Greece and the EU are in a situation now where a viable solution needs to be found. Time is running out.

Either way, even if Greece exits Euro I don't think this is going to be the end of Greece or the end of the EU.

 

Greece has find herself in tougher situations than this. We'll somehow find a way to make this work.


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#1471 outrageous claim: The Greek islands rightfully belong to Turkey

Posted by ajaxmonkey on 03 May 2015 - 05:58 PM

Admin:

As the "unofficial" leader of the European Union Germany's government should be looking after all countries who are part of the EU. A weak EU (and a weak Euro) is not to the benefit of anyone within the EU. It's certainly not the benefit of Germany or Greece.


Germany has to do the right thing and remove the Greek cancer that feeds of the EU. Failure to do so will lead to the slow death of the European Union. The Eastern and central Europeans have been blaming Germany for not taking decisive action in the matter for quite a while now. If Germany continues her efforts to keep Greece within the EU she will lose her credibility.
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#1407 outrageous claim: The Greek islands rightfully belong to Turkey

Posted by ajaxmonkey on 02 May 2015 - 12:21 AM

Patrick:

And spare your crocodile tears for primitive savages in africa and asia and the americas. When your only invention in 40.000 years is a spear, then you deserve to be crushed.


Lets put it into perspective. What would life be like if the modern world had been shaped by the Hindus?
We would live in a cast system and most of us would take a dump in the open. On the dirt road in front of our shag. Oh woe! Why did the evil Europeans succeed and curse us with running hot and cold water and toilets!

In a world created by Nigireans you would slaughter Pygmies and eat their flesh to gain Voodoo powers. And should you contract a venerial disease you go rape some 4 year old girl. But this Utopia never got the chance to spread beyond Nigeria. The evil Europeans with their antibiotics and common sense laws robbed us of it!

In a world created by Atzteks you would slaughter a virgin every night and collect her blood in a vessel to ensure the return of the Sun. But those evil Europeans took that from us. They with their sattelites and telescopes can keep track of the Sun at all times. Let us mourn our loss.
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