The Christmas tree in Hania, in front of the Agora
The Christmas boat symbol in Rethimno, another town located on coastal Western Crete, one hour away from Hania
There are many recipes on the internet for kourambiedes. I make mine according to Anne Yiannoulis, as she describes in her Greek Calendar Cookbook, a book I've enjoyed using so much, that I was thrilled to hear that it is going to be re-issued some time in the near future by Lycabettus Press.
Another traditional sweet of Greece at Christmastime, apart from melomakarona (mine are from Spitiko in Hania), is the Christmas tsoureki (mine is made by the Xiotakis pastry company).
During these severely troubled times in my country and around the world,
I can only hope that the Christmas Season will bring some peace in everyone's lives.
Last year's poinsettia survived its second Christmas
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
with all the joy and happiness
associated with this time of year
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