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Mushroom


(don’t worry, I did not pick these)

It will be exiting when we hear the first stories of edible mushrooms that were found. People will try to find out where they were found and if there are many.

Last year we were collecting olives and at some point we were gathered at the olive press when the press broke down and we had to wait for a couple of hours before it started to run again. Instead of going home and maybe lose your spot in the line to have your olives pressed, several people jumped over the fence and started to collect mushrooms. Many came back with bags full of them and everybody in the olive press got some.

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Sunday evening around 21.00 hours the Cultural and Folklore organization will reenact a Skopelitan wedding for visitors and inhabitants of Skopelos. How was a wedding organized in the old days, what were people wearing, what were people eating? You can see it all when you come to the old harbor on Sunday. Afterwards you can dance too!

The trachana night was wonderful on Friday. The trachana was delicious! One was a little bit saltier than the other but really nice ! Really great organization!!

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Trahana

Don’t know what trahana is? Come and see tonight around 20.30 hours at the municipal cafe in the center of the harbor. It’s delicious !!! Trahana is being made the old fashioned way.

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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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Help

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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