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1351 – The Mount Athos mule likes his olive without the stone


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1182 – a Mount Athos fish recipe by Epifanios

Grouper in white sauce by Epifanios of Mylopotamos. Ingredients 2 kilos of whole fresh grouper (filleted) 4 large onions, finely chopped 4 large onions (for onion juice) 6 cloves of garlic (peeled) 5 lemons (or 250 grams of lemon juice) … Continue reading

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1086 – Who likes Octopus?

 This is how the two Athos monks catch their "Octopodia". Just throw a lot of plastic buckets in the water and wait until they use them as a shelter.  And when you finally catch them, they look at you with their frightened … Continue reading

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1018 – recipe: Monks mackarel

Another recipe from the booklet from The Guardian. Read here how to cook it. This is what you get in Vatopedi. hv

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990 – book: Athos Kuren, a Danish cookbook

In 940 I showed you a new book about food and cooking on Athos. The writer makes an connection between the healthy food on Mount Athos and the fact that the monks suffer less from cancer. The book has 257 … Continue reading

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940 – book: Athos Kuren by Stig Ekkert from Danmark

In August 2008 I told you that a cook book would be published by this Danish docter (see 541). He found out that Athos monks do not have as much cancer as other people in Europe, and he thinks it … Continue reading

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914 – souvenirs from Athos

If you visit the shops in Dafni just before leaving Athos one is tempted to buy all kinds of souvenirs, but what I like best is the products that were grown from the land that you just visited. So I … Continue reading

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908 – Fishing and gardening

Very early color autochrome by Fernand Cuville of Esfigmenou monastery. Picture taken during World War 1 1914 -1918. Watch the garden and the pier on the foreground. The garden but now the photo is taken from the monastery. September 2009. … Continue reading

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897 – Mylopotamos 2009

Back from our trip to Athos: why do we not post more info? First of all I have to order more than 700 pictures, secondly I found it more difficult to go back to the normal everyday routine than a … Continue reading

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875 – Athos soup

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