Vlita (Βλήτα ή βλίτα)

Vlita (Βλήτα ή βλίτα)

Vibrant vlita! Quick, easy and so very good!

Vlita (Βλήτα ή βλίτα)

 

When is the last time you had boiled spinach for supper? Or a plate piled high with steamed collard greens?  Not as a side to anything, but as the actual meal.  Like, that was the only thing on your plate.  Well, if you’re Greek, then the answer might be, earlier this afternoon.  And if you’re not Greek, then this type of pauper, bland meal might seem a little strange, and sad.  But trust us…it’s not!

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Horta (Χόρτα)

Horta, Wild Dandelion greens

There are some things which are simply, quintessentially, Greek.  Your mother insisting that you not leave the house with wet hair, to avoid pneumonia, is one.  Having several members of your family with the same first name,  sometimes paired with the same last name, is another.  Calling anyone who is even remotely related to you, your cousin, is yet another.  And horta-picking…well, that is one, perfect, Greek thing.

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