The 25 of March we celebrate the Greek Independence and The Annunciation (Evangelismos) of Virgin Mary. This means while the consumption of meat is forbidden, Greeks are allowed to go crazy on fish, with dishes such as fried bakaliaro (cod) served with skordalia (creamy garlic sauce) perennial Independence Day favourites. Information on the 25th of March
When buying herbs and spices by weight, buy only what will fit into an average-size spice jar. In other words, don’t stock up. Most go a very long way and are at their optimal flavor for up to a year, after which they begin losing their potency. Keep dried herbs and spices in a place in your kitchen that is away from heat and moisture. When substituting fresh herbs for dry, use about three times the amount of fresh herb as the dry.