Monthly Archives: July 2010

Off to lift some spuds

Antonís was fed up. Really fed up. He hadn’t left the outpost on leave in over a month, and the 5-6 new recruits the Captain had promised had failed to materialise, with the exception of Sotirakis. They were severely understaffed … Continue reading

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  Mastre Hambís put out his cigarette with his boot. ‘Come on boys, not much left’. The soldiers lazily got up from the comfort of the giant carob tree’s shade and prepared themselves for another couple of hours of work. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Asparagus, Peas and Mushrooms

Simple recipe this one, but so tasty… Ingredients (serves 4) 1-2 bunches of asparagus (the thinner the better) a few mushrooms (chopped) some peas 2-3 spring onions, chopped chilli flakes olive oil butter white wine salt 500gr spaghetti Wash the … Continue reading

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>Καρτερόντας τους βαρβάρους

>Σε ελεύθερη μετάφραση. Περιμένοντας τους Bαρβάρους Καβάφης Κ. Π. Ίνταμπου καρτερούμεν, συνάμενοι στο παζάριν; Εννά φτάσουν οι βάρβαροι σήμερα. — Γιατί έτσι κουνοσσυλιόν μες την Σύγκλητον; Ίντα κάθουνται οι Συγκλητικοί τζιαι έν νομοθετούν; Γιατί οι βάρβαροι εννά φτάσουν σήμερα. Ίντα … Continue reading

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