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What is healthy eating? Small_epoch_products_greek_salad_by_ruth_l When some people hear the phrase 'healthy eating' they may run for the hills at the thought of lettuce and celery sticks! Healthy eating does not have to be boring Varieties of Olives Small_content_oasis12 Olives come in many varieties depending on the region where it originated and cultivated. Experiencing the original Greek Salad for the First Time Small_epoch_products_greek_salad_by_ruth_l Many people will remember the first time they ever took a bite out of the original Greek Salad What are Kalamon Olives Small_epoch_products_photos_teaser_our_olives_v1 Kalamon olives are considered as a superior variety of edible olives which thrives in an arid environment with dry and low moisture soil in order the fruits to grow. 10 Greek meals that Greek Feta is necessary to eat with Small_epoch_products_feta_saganaki_by merle ja joonas Feta is one of the most used ingredients in many Greek meals. This crumbly cheese has a salty and delicious taste that makes it great in salads, pastry and as a table cheese. Here are the 10 Greek meals that feta is necessary to eat with! 7 Meals With Greek Olives Small_epoch_products_mediterranean_pizza_by_derekthomasla Think of Greek olives and you will almost certainly think of Horiatiki – the infamous Greek salad of olives, tomatoes, cucumber and feta.  What are the differences between green and black olives Small_epoch_products_green_black_olives_ by nikoretro Olives are the fruit of a tree native to the Mediterranean and is a staple in Greek cuisine. Greece was actually the first country to cultivate olives and is now one of the world’s largest supplier of olives and olive oil.  St. Patrick’s Day, the Greek way Small_epoch_products_stpatrick_by_istolethetv What is more traditional than going out for drinks on Saint Patrick’s Day? Clean Monday’s Menu Ideas Small_epoch_products_kite_by_strollers   The first day of the Lent in Greece is called ‘Clean Monday.’ On that day, people get together and fast from meat, dairy and some even fast from fish and oil. Greek Olive Varieties Small_epoch_products_photos_teaser_our_olives_v1 _cropped There are hundreds of different olive varieties in Greece, usually named after the areas in which they are grown Five fasting menu ideas Small_olive_bread_rolls_by_yoames_1 Fasting during the Lent is pretty common in Greece. Most people stay away from meat and dairy and some even fast from fish and oil, up until Easter.  GREEK YELLOW SPLIT PEAS (FAVA) Small_fava 2 cups yellow split peas, pickled over and rinsed, 1 finely chopped onion, Salt and freshly ground black pepper... GREEK SALAD (HORIATIKI) Small_greek_salad The original recipe for the popular "Greek Salad". Stuffed Olives: Versatile & Healthy Small_popup_halkidikijumbo Stuffed olives can be a healthy, alternative and versatile snack, appetizer or addition to your food or drink.   Good things come in small packages! Small_popup_mixed Greeks know that olives can complement any dish, thus making it one of the most widely consumed foods in their dietary daily habits.When trying to decide whether to choose green or black olives let your palate make that choice, but here are some facts about their nutritional value, in case you were wondering: Organic Certification process in Epoch Products Small_planitis On 1 January 2009 new EU regulations went into effect for the production, control and labeling of organic products. Organic certification addresses a growing worldwide demand for organic food. It is intended to assure quality and prevent fraud, and to promote commerce. Healthy Snacking when vacationing Small_6225535459_e4daa7c202 (2) When one thinks of summer vacation the words that usually come to mind are: relaxation, beach, mountain views, sunsets… and good old mindless eating! When people relax and get out of their daily schedules and routines their eating habits go haywire as well. But does it have to be that way? Definitely not! Eating healthy while on vacation is undoubtedly a hustle but it doesn’t have to be like that. Are all olive varieties good for making olive oil? Small_epoch_products_photos_teaser_our_olives_v1 _cropped Have you ever considered whether the olives we eat are the same olives used to create olive oil? No, not always! Some olives are grown to be eaten while others are solely produced for their oil. What’s in A Name – Kalamon or Kalamata ? Small_popup_mixed You might say Kalamata olives and we might say Kalamon olives, but whichever name we use, we are talking about exactly the same sort of olive.  It may be slightly confusing, but the lustrous black olives grown in the Peloponnese region are called either Kalamata, after the city, or Kalamon, after the variety of olive tree. Is there an olive oil made out of black olives? Small_epoch_products_green_olives The vast majority of olive oils available on the market use a blend of both green and black olives