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Skopelitan week

Tonight is the start of the yearly Skopelitan week where products of Skopelos and traditions of the island are being shown and can be tasted. Tonight you can learn about the plums of Skopelos. I am sure you can taste them too. There are many ways to use them in dishes and as sweets!

Get to the municipal cafe at around 20.30 hours and you will be in for a treat!!


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Although Skopelos is a small island, fortunately there are still a lot of local traditions alive that have to do with food and daily life.

To show to visitors and locals what these traditions are, the cultural and folklore association of Skopelos organizes a Skopelos week. The week will start on Monday 13th of August with a plum night. Skopelos has many plum trees and several families have big ovens and dry plums. These plums are fantastic to cook in bean soups and with pork. Other plums are made into sweets. The plums are being exported of the island into Greece and some even abroad.
Start of the party on Monday the 13th is at 20.30 hours at the municipal cafe in the middle of the harbor.

During this week I will explain more about the Skopelos week. You can see the dates on the poster above.

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There is an beautiful initiative from Mrs. Gorgo Papazisi and Mrs. Rodoula Orfanou to gather food for the victims of the fires in Athens. They will gather the food in Elios today and Thursday and send it to Athens on Friday. Please call for more information 6974325862. (Gorgo speaks English)
I have called the municipality and they will do the same and gather goods in the Old Kapi building just above Ionia hotel today and tomorrow and Friday from 08.00 until 14.00 hours. You can call Eleni Kefaloniti if you have any questions. Mobile 6980502827. In Glossa you can take the goods to the library/the municipal building and call for info to Alexandra Kallianou.

The food cannot be something that needs a refrigerator. Pasta, rice, beans, long lasting milk, baby and children’s food in jars, vegetables etc. in tins. Cookies, biscuits etc. Medicines like pain killers, betadin, band aids, antibiotic creams etc. Also shampoo, soaps, washing liquid, diapers etc. Towels, sheets, pillow cases etc. Also torches and batteries.

Koxilis bakery has a donation box on the counter.

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Roof garden

When living in town you must use your space wise so for a garden with tomatoes and zucchini you can use you the roof, not?

Alekos has a house in Glossa. They also don’t have a lot of space but they have a garden too !

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Let oregano dry

With all the wet weather from the last couple of days it is better to let oregano dry a little more because if you pick it now it will probably turn black.

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The Mill / Ο Μυλος

The Mylos/Kastro area used to be an area with many famous music places, bars and taverna’s. A lot of people will remember Kastro bar which was founded by Ioannis ‘Zoro’ Rafailidis

The last couple of years the only music place that is left is Anatoli, a establishment where you can hear live traditional Greek music and eat. Georgos Xidaris is the owner. He is famous in Greece and he and his sons play every night in the summer.

Last Friday a new bar/cafeteria opened on Milos square. It is called the Mill/Ο Μυλος. They have souvlaki, gyros and also do take out. You can also just get a drink. Good luck with the new business.

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Check, check and check

Eggs cooked yesterday night, check. Dye bought and eggs dyed. They are never dark red like you see then in the photo’s. There must be a trick to do that right.

Candles for the church on Friday and Saturday I will buy tomorrow. I might go to the decorating of the bier tonight (after 12 at night) in one of the churches. Let’s see if I can keep my eyes open until then…..

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