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Baked chicken in the oven, with honey and lavender!

Let’s try this amazing recipe! Our favorite chicken, with some different touches…

Baked chicken in the oven, with honey and lavender!

Baked chicken in the oven, with honey and lavender!


A whole chicken, cut into small pieces


Chicken marinade

1 tablespoon grated lavender

4 tablespoons of extra vergin olive oil

4 tablespoons honey

juice of 1 lemon



Mix well all the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Place the chicken in a baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Serve hot with fried potatoes or wild rice!

Bon Appétit!

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Τι είναι;

Είναι πολυετές, ποώδες, αρωματικό φυτό που φυτρώνει σε ορεινά και υγρά μέρη και φτάνει έως και τα 70εκ. ύψος. Μοιάζει πολύ με την μέντα, από την οποία διαφέρει στο χρώμα του βλαστού, που στον δυόσμο είναι πράσινος σε αντίθεση με αυτό της μέντας που είναι ιώδες.


Τα φύλλα του έχουν έντονο πράσινο χρώμα. Τα άνθη του είναι μικρά ρόδινα ή μωβ ανοιχτό. Η άνθιση έρχεται Ιούνιο με Αύγουστο και μαζεύετε την ίδια περίοδο και θεωρείτεαι ένα από τα σπουδαιότερα βότανα.

Η καλλιέργεια του

Χρειάζεται αρκετή υγρασία και καλλιεργείται σε γλάστρες, ενώ πολλαπλασιάζεται με παραφυάδες ή μοσχεύματα. Υπάρχει παντού σαν καλλιεργούμενο και μπορούμε να τον έχουμε πάντα φρέσκο σε μια γλάστρα ή να τον ξεράνουμε και να τον φυλάξουμε σε ένα βάζο.


Ο δυόσμος είναι ένα από τα πιο δημοφιλή αρωματικά φυτά της λεκάνης της Μεσογείου. Ήταν ένα φυτό που ήρθε στην Ευρώπη από την Ανατολή.

Χρησιμοποιείται στη μαγειρική σε φαγητά και σαλάτες, στη ζαχαροπλαστική, δίνει άρωμα σε δροσιστικά ποτά και έχει πολλές φαρμακευτικές ιδιότητες. Ο δυόσμος χρησιμοποιείται επίσης στη σαπωνοποιία και την αρωματοποιία.

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Basil-the king of herbs!

Basil is aromatic annual herbaceous plant. It reaches a height of 30-40 cm, with many branches It is aromatic, rich in nectar and attract bees. Use as a seasoning for the intense and characteristic flavor.

The plant

The plant

It is closely related to other known herbs such as oregano, marjoram, mint and sage. It is well known and widely used in mild and warm climates. It originates from the tropical regions of Asia and Africa, from where it moved to the Mediterranean countries.

The leaves

The leaves

One species is called a plant of fever and in some areas it is used as antipyretic. It is used as a seasoning for its intense and characteristic aroma.

The name “basil” is attributed to it, according to legend, rose to the point where Grand Constantine and his mother Saint Helena discovered the Holy Cross. The name of the plant was taken from the “king” that is Jesus Christ.

According to this plant, it grew up in the lost tomb of Christ and its intense smell became a cause for its discovery. In Epiphany, the priest takes the believers with sanctity by diving a royal branch into the holy water. At the celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14th, in the churches basil is shared. Various commercially available varieties are distinguished by the size of leaves.

Basil and Church

Basil and Church

The basil is grown as an ornamental plant in pots and gardens and its leaves are used as a condiment and decoction. The leaves contain an essential oil whose main ingredient is linalool and methylchiclavol.

In Greece basil is connected with good luck!

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Malotira: The wonderful Cretan herb!

The name “malotira” comes from the Italian words “sickness” and “tirare”. In Crete we consider is an ideal solution for colds and respiratory diseases. The plant has height 10 to 50 cm. It has thin and round branches that are covered in full length with plenty of fluff. Its leaves are respectively and their length is 1-6 cm, thick, long and covered with lint. Its flowers are yellow and white. It is a delicious and aromatic herb and very popular.

Healing properties

It is beneficial to the diseases of the circulatory system of the human body, against respiratory problems and especially for the treatment of colds and coughs.

Especially its use with honey and it is ideal for the sore throat.

It is collected from May to August.



Prepare as a beverage. Boil for about 4 minutes and combine perfectly with marjoram.

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Μαλοτήρα ''Saloustros''

Μalotira ”Saloustros”

Dittany or Diktamos of crete!



Diktamos is the most famous of the Cretan endemic plants. Dictamοs is also said ‘’erontas’’ that means love. It grows in mountainous and steep limestone. On steep slopes of canyons and also on steep coastal rocks. The plant is scaly and has a velvety texture. The leaves are green-white, the flowers of pink, and the perfume of the delicious. It is rare, because the place where it is produced is small and the goats eat it because they like it.

Diktamos was known from antiquity and his ancient doctors attributed many healing properties.

In antiquity, the goddess Artemis, which among other things was also a protector of the women, brought a wreath of dictamos  in its head.

Also, the dictamos was able to reject the iron bows from the wounded bodies.According to the ancient writers this became known from the Cretan Aigagros of Crete who, when the arrow on their body was hurt and dying, ate dictamos and this fell instantly. The most well-known species is Origanum dictamus or dictamos of Crete, with gray-green, fluffy leaves, which traditionally boil and drink as tea. In addition to a delicious drink, dictamos also has healing properties.

Healing properties


The dictamos plant from antiquity has found many uses in several health problems. Nowadays, in its already known healing properties it has been added as a stomach medicine It is ectomacous and very digestible.

In headaches and toothaches, it does well when you chew for a long time dictamos leaves. It fights the bad breath of the mouth and helps in the treatment of gingivitis. It is recommended for nervous disorders, nervous headaches and other nervous system diseases, due to its properties.

For its antiseptic properties it is used in fevers, flu and colds. Finally, it is used as a haemostatic bruising.

How do we make tea?


To prepare the dictamos tea, put 10-15gr leaves of the plant in half a liter of water. Allow to reach boiling temperature. Let it cool for about 20 minutes before filtering it and drinking it.

When we dry his dried leaves in powder and we shed it into a wound it stops the blood.

The plant can also be used in the bath. Boil plenty of leaves and flowering peaks in plenty of water and add the water to a warm bath. We stay for 15-20 minutes. These healing baths are sedative, tonic, increase erotic mood and are believed to keep youth.

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