Spring is the time of rebirth. The word used in many languages to name this season, expresses the meaning of a yearning and a new birth. In Eurasian languages for example, it contains the Sanskrit root Vas- meaning shine and burn that is recognized in many languages (primavera, primtemps, примавера, vår, ...). Spring is expressed with an ideogram in Chinese and Japanese, formed 春 by sprout 屯 and 日 sun. In English, spring comes from Sanskrit sprhayati meaning desires eagerly. The Greek άνοιξη is to open. It is the rebirth of nature acknowledged in many traditions and symbols, for example the egg.
Pumpkin and olive oil have their roots in myths and legends that reach us through the mists of time and are linked to enlightenment. The custom of creating illumination spread among the Celtic peoples of Ireland and Scotland. On the night of October 31st, burning coal was placed in carved out tubers such as potatoes, turnips or beets.
This is Elafonisi, a small island known for its pink sand beaches, in the southwestern part of Crete. The crystal clear warm waters, the serenity, the sunlight. Everything we enjoy when we are in Greece, we miss when we are away and is our invitation to return. Yes, I am talking about actual nostalgia. It is of no coincidence that the term nostalgia comes from the ancient Greek word Nostos, referring to ...
Presently, we are living through a new reality. We read about it and live it in our daily life. It is an unusual time, our habits have changed. It is not easy, it's true. There is something that we can gain, though. Among the thousands of difficulties, what can remain with us when this is all over? Keeping in mind that this is a commercial site, not a psychology or philosophy site, we do not claim to teach anything to anyone. But this site sells food. The link between food and well-being is strong and undeniable.
Temperature, light, oxygen are the real enemies. An Extra Virgin Olive Oil excellent at pressing time, will quickly lose a large part of its qualities if not treated promptly and properly. Precisely because it is a totally natural food, its characteristics evolve rapidly over time at the risk of a drastic loss of quality. And that's exactly where the problem lies.
Packaging is one of the major concerns for the safety of our planet. At Philippos Hellenic Goods we put great effort daily, to stand up to environmentally friendly solutions. Bag-in-box is the answer. Philippos Hellenic Goods uses 3L bag in box for Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Designed to store and transfer liquids, it is made of multiple metalized film layers, to be filled with food products and withstand temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius.
"Finally, at the end of the holidays I can take home a bit of Greece, something that will make me savor the scent of the sea, the mild weather, the light, the warm and dry wind". In a quiet corner 20 meters from the sea and behind the fish market you cannot miss the Philippos shop, a place to meet, taste and talk.