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.
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.
«Νοῦς ὑγιής ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ». That's the ancient Greek saying which means "a healthy mind in a healthy body" and underlines the necessity for keeping both your mind and body in shape. Greece has a great tradition in sports -considering they were the ones who introduced The Olympic Games- as well as in extra virgin olive oil.
Aegina, a small island at the heart of Argosaronic Gulf, has so many things to love: sandy beaches, picturesque alleys, authentic fish tavernas, traditional villages, the ancient ruins of the Temple of Goddess Afaia. Yet, this island is famous for its pistachios. This remarkable nut which has been called superfood and has inspired every possible recipe, from marmalades and Mojito cocktails to soaps and face creams.
Since I can remember, my grandmother used to tell me: "If you want to live a long and healthy life, eat only what you can grow in your backyard". Well, that sounds rather difficult for someone living in the city, but I think the main idea is eating mostly fruits and vegetables. This is the groundwork of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.