Greek Lagana Bread Recipe & the Tradition of “Clean Monday”

20200301_203124The first day of Lent in Greece is a bit of an oddity.  For many, a strict Lenten fast will be observed in reverence to the solemnity of the time leading up to Pascha (Easter), while also frolicking and picnicking, and generally having a jolly good time!

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Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

20190419_073739In a Greek home, koulourakia are to Easter what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving.  Can you have one without the other and still call it a holiday?  I think not.

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