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I haven’t met yet any housewife that doesn’t pray to have some no fail recipes that come handy. Some times there is so little time to prepare dinner for friends and family and those three easy to make recipes is all you’ll ever need. I’m the proud mother of two teenage boys (16,5 & 15 years old). Sometimes, a fully packed fridge just isn’t enough not even for breakfast! My husband❣️ is such an easy going person when it comes to food! BUT, he also has to eat…Everyday!😨!!!!That means I have to cook every day!!! There are some “unwritten” rules in our home. After so many years of living together we know our likes and dislikes! For example, the day we’re having, let’s say, lentils for lunch, there’s this “silent mutual consent” that we’ll have SOMETHING ELSE for dinner! I’ m not the kind of mom that cooks twice a…

Valentine’s day again! A day so small for such a complex feeling. I ‘ve never thought much of that day! I think it was because all my friends didn’t approve it. It was too “pop and mainstream” for us. However, we all felt kind of a heartbeat down inside and maybe prayed for a gift. My friends and I always got secretly prepared that day for any “occasion”! We’d buy some kind of present for our boyfriend, just in case he’d show up with a flower or something!!! It was so funny! Back then, we all wore black All stars or Doc Martins, Perfecto style leather jackets or flyight jackets. But deep down inside, a part of us was PINK! Leaving behind those old memories, landing to today, I have to confess! I still remember the first ever Valentine gift. Still have it somewhere! It was a compilation LP with…

Imagine this! You’ re standing somewhere near Syntagma Square in need for some rest, after a long walk under the athenian sun. Best thing to do is to take a coffee break… the Greek way! Coffee the greek way? What does this mean? All it means is that we Greeks drink coffee taking our time! It’s almost a ritual. Going out for coffee usually has nothing to do with “sipping” the actual product. The real meaning behind it is to catch up with loved ones, talk about almost everything, analyze politics and sometimes never actually drink coffee! Some other times, coffee leads to wine or and then to “meze” and then…anything can happen! So, coffee break is about relaxing, socializing and spent meaningful time with friends or colleagues. “Coffee culture” is very appreciated in Greece! There are many coffee shops to enjoy your break in Athens. High quality coffee, exceptional…

Night life has been a “serious” part of my life and has taught me a lot! “Morning world” is quite different from the night world!    Athens by night is always fascinating. It’s mind traveling and often gives the opportunity to “meet” not only the other side of the city but also the other side of its people! Even the other side of ourselves!   Today, I will share with you 3 great bars in Athens that tend to become kind of timeless for me!   Reading time: 6 min   Foire   My latest love.   Foire is a french word meaning: fair, bazaar, market. For the owners of this place foire means: taste, delight,music, fun, joy, as they choose to describe in the welcome message of their official site.  You can find info in english here.   It’s actually a “cultural” spot of the city, where you…

Reading time 8 min Imagine this!   It’s 20th of December, you’re running like a lunatic to get everything ready for Christmas in time! You come back from work sometime in the evening and you sit next to kitchen table. It’s time to brainstorm with ideas of christmas presents for your dearest people around you and …for your boss!!!!   Guess what!   No ideas! “…sorry, no results found!”   You look straight ahead on the blank wall and think: “Ah! I’m probably very tired. I’ ll take a shower, relax a bit and I’ ll think of everything then!Easy peasy!”   You have no more than 2 days to buy all you need. There is no time for such an “inconvenience”! No ideas? None? What the f@…!   You take your shower, come back to the kitchen and there it is! The blank little paper with the blue…

You’re in the couch, scrolling down the feed of “a perfect body” ! You stop on a picture with “the body” getting ready to devour an instagramable dish, with rainbow colors, which is usually equivalent to packed nutrients. At the same time, you can see “the body’s” abs even under the sweatshirt!!! You’re wondering: “But how can this be? What about me! Maybe I was born without no abs?”  7 min read My darlings, don’t get upset! Υou have blood pressure, remember? See? There is something you have and “the body”doesn’t!!!!! Ok, bad joke? Maybe. But you get my point! That was a scene that many of us have experienced even if some of us don’t really care about the looks. You don’t need to care to be able to see the advantages in overall health condition of a well trained person. To be realistic, our body health…

Only by reading the title of this post you must be wondering: “What’s wrong with this woman!?”   September…optimistic….REALLY? September is when “unfortunate” things occur, like the following:   Vacations are over …for good! For the next 9 months or so, we parents, will be trying to make our children study and “grow up”. Teenagers can sometimes be very hard to deal with. That’s not something new, I know! But September seems to underline this! Summer is still here, especially in the mediterranean countries, like Greece where I live! The weather is still great but at the same time “next summer” is almost 10 months away! Psycho??? Expenses are huge every beginning of the school year! Taxes payments are also choking every middle family! We spend more time in the house and so…soccer is always on TV. I don’t know about you but I have three of them (males) in…