Climate and Food of Greece

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Climate
GREEK CLIMATE
Greece has a climate all its own. Greece has fairly warm temperatures all year round and

is very nice to live in…well according to the climate. Greece is located in Europe, next to

Italy, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is theoretically possible for it to snow in Greece, but it

is very, very rare to see. Though it may seem like a nice place to live with it being warm

and on the ocean and all But Greece is surprisingly very dry due to its long summers of 4

months.

Here is what the average daily temperature is like in Athens (Fahrenheit): January: 55
February: 57
March: 60
April: 68
May: 77
June: 86
July: 92
August: 92
September: 84
October: 75
November: 66
December: 58
Crops and Food Grown in Greece
There are many crops grown in Greece due to the fact that all parts of Greece are no more then 90 miles from the sea. The excessive summers and the combination of the nearby sea makes Greece and extremely habitable place for crops and plants.

Many types of olives are grown in Greece, some include:
Amfissa: Black and round with a nutty-sweet taste, from the mainland Green: Large and crunchy with a mild flavor, found on various islands Cracked Green: Made by cracking unripe green olives, placing them in water for several weeks to remove their bitterness, then storing them in brine Black: Small, wrinkled, dry-cured olives with very strong flavor from the island of Thassos. About 30 percent of the land area is workable, the remainder of the land consists of shrub or forest. Only in the plains of Thessaly, Macedonia, and Thrace is cultivation possible on a large scale. Here corn (maize), wheat, barley, sugar beets and tobacco are grown. Greece is a major provider of tobacco.

How Greek Foods fit into Canada’s Food Guide
Greek Foods fit into Canada’s food guide very nicely. Greece has everything except that it’s not in large quantities due to their country’s size. They have fruit, vegetables. Cheese, meat (fish mostly), herbs and spices, and many desserts including baklava. So Greek foods have everything Canada does except in a wider variety and styles. Mountains of Greece

Greece has an extremely good variety of mountains on which it snows regularly, including:

NameAltitudeGeographical department
Antichassia1.424Thessalia
Athos
2.033Macedonia
Avgo (Northern Pindos)
2.177Macedonia
Avgo (Southern Pindos)2.148Thessalia
Chelidona1.975Central Greece (Sterea)
Delidimi (2)2.163Thessalia
Dikti2.148Creta
Dirfi1.743Evoia
Elikon
1.748Central Greece (Sterea)
Erymanthos
2.227Peloponnese
Falakro2.232Macedonia
Gerania
1.351Attiki
Ghiona
2.510Central Greece (Sterea)
Grammos2.520Epirus
Hadji2.038Thessalia
Helmos
2.340Peloponnese
Kaimaktsalan
2.524Macedonia
Kakarditsa (1)2.429Epirus
Kaliakouda2.101Central Greece (Sterea)
Kandili1.246Evoia
Karava2.184Thessalia
Katarahias (1)2.280Epirus
Kedros1.777Creta
Kitheron
1.409Attiki
Koziakas
1.901Thessalia
Lakmos (Peristeri) (1)2.295Epirus
Lefka Ori (White Mountains)2.452Creta
Mainalo
1.981Peloponnese
Mavrovouni1.189Evoia
Mitsikeli1.810Epirus
Ochi 1.398Evoia
Oiti
2.115Central Greece (Sterea)
Oligyrtos1.635Peloponnese
Olympus, Olympos1.172Evia
Olympus, Olympos
2.917Macedonia
Ori Siteias (Mountains of Siteia)1.476Creta
Orvilos2.212Macedonia
Ossa (Kissavos)1.958Thessalia
Oxya 1.926Central Greece (Sterea)
Paggaio
1.956Macedonia

Recipes of Greece

Baklava

Ingredients:
Filling:
1/2 lb Walnuts, finely chopped
2 1/2 tb Sugar
1/2 ts cinnamon
1/8 ts Ground Cloves
1 lb phyllo Dough
3/4 lb Unsalted Butter, melted

Syrup:
1 1/2 c Water
1 cinnamon Stick
1 1/2 c Sugar
2 ts lemon Juice
1/2 c Honey

METHOD
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first four ingredients together for filling. Combine syrup ingredients and cook until sugar dissolves and mixture turns syrupy. Set aside to cool. Remove...
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