Monthly Archive:: May 2012

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Cheese and Bread making in Crete

The thing about local produce is that it’s absolutely seasonal – how food should be! During May, before the goats are taken to pasture, and in October, after they return, are the only times when it is possible to watch the production of Cretan Graviera cheese. I

How Skopelos has survived the Mamma Mia effect

As successful movies go, Mamma Mia! is right up there as one of the big winners in recent years. It has the perfect combination of a happy (if oh-so-cheesy) plot, feel-good music sung by film stars who were obviously having a great time making the movie, and

The waterfalls at Nidri on the island of Lefkas

The walk to the waterfalls (kataraktes in Greek) is a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon. The winding road takes you through the small village of Rachi, where you could stop for refreshments at The Bridge taverna, before passing through olive groves, and lemon and