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10 things the new pandemic has taught us so far.

As our long winter melts into spring and while most of the world has come to believe that epidemics are a thing of the past, we find ourselves in the midst of a noxious pandemic that has substantially shaken up planet earth. Homebound day 9 found me highly nostalgic and un-scheduling all the things that I have planned for this time of the year. Despite the fact that a few weeks ago my calendar appeared to be fully booked from end of February to beginning of June, suddenly the only thing pending in my schedule is my orthodontist appointment in mid-May. Days are still getting longer regardless, and every now and then you can actually even see birds flying outside your window. Miracles come in

in my kitchen.

For the coldest days of winter, staying warm is my mission. Sharing with you my ‘secret’ recipe, full of nutrients --protein, fibres, vitamins C, B, D and K between else. Pork vegetable soup with rice, leek, potato & carrot garnished with parsley -I just love parsley- and of course mint and oregano, poached in Avgolemono: egg and lemon soup A la Greca. Fact: Greek/Cypriot cuisines use herbs i.e. mint and oregano more often than other Mediterranean cuisines along with basil and thyme; and I happen to have a weakness for yiayia’s style food, so voilà! Don’t forget a glass of wine for the cook, cause it takes a while for the vegetables to become soft as a candy! My personal favourite, Viña Sol,

10 Things to do while self-isolating.

Following a recent post at the Facebook group of our building community, I decided to share some thoughts in response to the frightening ongoing events of the past few months. A few days back, one of our neighbours took the initiative to ask the rest of the group members, in advance, if need be and isolation measures intensify, how many nurses or doctors we have in the building and if we are eager to assist each other when times get tougher. I found it genius. For the past couple of weeks I saw myself overwhelmed and wondering if a Catastrophe is what it takes for rehabilitating the balance; if a disaster of any sort will help us return to our roots. And although I'm already passed the 'Vani

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