Merry Christmas from Greece
I Am SO Hungry!
A sweet treat made with layers of flaky pastry and pistachios and/or walnuts. Honey or syrup is usually mixed in with the nuts and drizzled over the top.
Long, thin strips of sheet-like dough that are folded and fried in hot oil, then dipped in syrup. Traditionally sprinkled with chopped nuts and cinnamon.
A pastry that is made out of a special kind of shredded filo dough and flavored with cinnamon and nuts.
A round sweet loaf of bread. The crust is usually decorated to represent the family's trade. (If you were a fisherman, there would be fish on your christopsomo, etc.)
Egg or oblong shaped biscuit/cakes that are made out of olive oil, honey, and flour, then rolled in chopped walnuts.
Fabulous Christmas Traditions
Caroling in the Cold
Luckily, there are ways to keep them away. One is to have a shallow wooden bowl with a wire suspended across it. From that wire hangs a wooden cross with a sprig of basil wrapped around it. The bottom of the bowl is filled with a little bit of water to keep the basil fresh. Once a day, a family member dips the cross in some holy water and sprinkles it in every room in the house.
Another way to rid yourself of the little demons is to keep a a fire burning for the time period that they visit.