Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Vavo Estate: Home made, organic, 100% natural, produced the old fashioned way.

Vavo (Βάβω, in Greek). Home made, organic, 100% natural, produced the old fashioned way, from the Vavo Estate in Ancient Olympia, Acharnes (Attica) and Stratinista (Pogoni/Epirus). Hand made by artisans using traditional techniques that have been handed down for generations, for almost 3.500 years in Greece.
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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Authentic Tsipouro with rich flavor and the natural taste of Pogoni in Epirus

By selecting the best grapes from our property in Stratinista /Pogoni (Epirus), we create a unique and authentic spirit with rich flavor and natural taste, for private consumption. This quality is achieved using seeds and herbs harvested with great care. The name Tsipouro comes from the processing of pure grape skins remaining after extraction of the must. For the production of 1 liter tsipouro , usually 6 kilograms of grapes are used.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Olive oil that creates one of the finest experiences, from the historic Ancient Olympia

The olive oil, from the property in Ancient Olympia, meets the highest expectations of the most discerned taste buds. The land of the ancients and the long history on producing extra virgin Olive Oil, creates one of the finest gastronomic and healthy experiences. Always for private consumption.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Greek diet: the key to a healthier life

 The traditional Greek diet, shaped by history and climatic conditions, meets the main criteria of an optimal diet: It has health-promoting properties and it is compatible with a sustainable environment.
In simplified terms, the traditional Greek diet relies on:
# high consumption of olive oil, which in Greece, more than in any other country, is extra-virgin;
# high consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and unrefined cereals;
preference of fish over meat;
# emphasis on feta cheese and yogurt, rather than other dairy products.
# Moderate consumption of wine, mostly during meals.

The health-promoting properties of this diet have been documented in many populations, and in different historical periods. In the late 1960s, the original work of Ansell Keys (a distinguished American scientist who studied the influence of diet on health) on the Greek population gave credence to the notion that the traditional Greek diet represents a distinguished prototype of the traditional Mediterranean diet.
The traditional Greek diet has been found to increase longevity and to protect from serious diseases, such as coronary heart disease and several forms of cancer. See more here

Βάβω: Aγνά 'δώρα' της στοργικής Ελληνικής γης

 Βάβω... Η λέξη για τη Γιαγιά στην Ήπειρο ακόμη και σήμερα... αλλά και μια λέξη από τα αρχαία χρόνια που υποδήλωνε την υπέρτατη προϊστορική θεά της γονιμότητας. Από το “Βα” και το επιφώνημα θαυμασμού “μπα” στο οποίο μπορούμε να αναζητήσουμε τις ρίζες της πανανθρώπινης λέξης “μπαμπάς” , papa, baba, baby, babo, vavo, κτλ
Βάβω.. Αυτό είναι το όνομα που δώσαμε με σεβασμό στο σπιτικό τσίπουρο από το αγρόκτημα του σπιτιού μας στην Στρατίνιστα στο Πωγώνι Ηπείρου. Από τις ρόγες των σταφυλιών μας, σταγόνα-σταγόνα, φτιάχτηκε, έχοντας όλα τα παραδοσιακά στοιχεία. Και όταν αυτά συναντούν το μεράκι, τότε αυτό το λέμε πανδαισία γευστική. Η ίδια πανδαισία και στο αγνό κορωνέικο λάδι από το κτήμα μας στην Αρχαία Ολυμπία και τα άλλα αγνά 'δώρα' της στοργικής γης που καλλιεργούμε και δημιουργούμε για τις ανάγκες της οικογένειας και ορισμένων εκλεκτών φίλων.