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2008-09-07 15:00:16

By Maggie Gill-Austern The smell of gyros always makes me think of Greece. One whiff and my mind starts conjuring whitewashed houses and narrow lanes suddenly opening onto hidden squares, taverna tables bedecked with candles and retsina, and feet away, the wine-dark sea. Long before I'd ever had the chance to go there, a whiff of gyro could turn a mall parking lot into a village square, complete with black-clad yia-yias, granular coffee and serious young men slowly dancing the...

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By AngelaGray I have just got back from seeing Mamma Mia the movie, and I amtotally buzzing. The music, the energy, the dancing, singing, romancing, great scenery, and beautiful Greece. There's something magical about this country, the Islands are so glorious and home to some of nature's most delicious ingredients. The cuisine of Greece is sometimes misunderstood, and mistaken as being greasy. On the contrary, dishes are wonderfully flavoursome and at times intense. From rich and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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