Picnics in Crete

Picnics in Crete

What a splendid way to self isolate in the midst of this dreadful saga of the Coronavirus!  Unfortunately since we wrote this, the lockdown has precluded travelling so far from home. Recently we packed one of our picnics in Crete and set off for Kissamos. ...
Al fresco eating in Crete

Al fresco eating in Crete

Looking out over the Apokoronas plain One of the joys of holidaying in the Mediterranean in summer is eating outside.  Sit in the shade of a carob tree or tamarisk.  Look out over sun drenched landscapes to the oh so blue sea.  Have your tastebuds...
Panokosmos Wines in 2020

Panokosmos Wines in 2020

We are just back from the 2020 wine fair in Platanias, near Chania. We are so excited by the additions to our wine list that we just had to write about them!  We’ve not even finished constructing the list! But here are some new finds that we are certain to...

Beers in Crete

Worth carrying to the top of Korfi on the Lassithi plain! It began with Mythos… I love beer!  In our early days in Crete I drank Mythos, like everyone else, before discovering that the brewery, although in Greece, is owned by Carlsberg/Heineken.  So...
Making Panokosmos Prickly Pear Jam

Making Panokosmos Prickly Pear Jam

One of the exotic sights to see in Crete is the Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica).  Here they grow to enormous size in the wild, and in late August can have myriad blooms from which develop the fruits.  Using these you can make a great jam, with a very...
Cretan Diet: Key Elements! – part II

Cretan Diet: Key Elements! – part II

The Cheeses, the herbs, the grapes… Lets start on the Cretan diet, not with olive oil – about which we’ve already written a blog (part I!). But with milk, sheep and goats milk, because it’s the basis of the wonderful yoghurt and Graviera. Its the king of Cretan...