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Minestrone Soup


  • Borlotti beans
  • Cabbage
  • Pasta
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Diced onion
  • Diced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

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Garden divided

The garden has been divided in sections for easy access, crop rotation (to avoid the build up of soil diseases) and for more efficient and effective use of space.

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The traditional Mediterranean Diet

The traditional Mediterranean diet (i.e. the diet of this region before the 1960’s) is promoted as healthy and protective against disease. The Greek diet is regarded as the prototype Mediterranean diet. Traditionally, due to their dietary and lifestyle practices, the Greeks have very good health and life expectancy – without an expensive health care system. In Greece, the people of the island of Crete have a better health record and perhaps not surprisingly, the highest consumption of olive oil (25 litres per capita) in the world.

The Greek traditional diet is based largely on fresh, unprocessed seasonal plant foods. It is low in saturated fat and high in dietary fibre, starch, antioxidant vitamins (from cereals, fruit and vegetables) and polyphenols (from wine and olive oil).