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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!

Στιγμιότυπο 2017-11-12, 10.34.50 πμExciting news from Ambelas, Naoussa and our little corner of this beautiful island of Paros.

We are very happy to announce that after several months of hard work, dedication and a brilliant cooperation with the web development and online marketing company Naxtech   finally its ready 🙂

My thanks go to Denis Kondopoulos, for the work he has put into it and to Annita Papazaxariou for the support in the texts, Stavros Niflis, Katia Kornilova and all our beloved guests for the fantastic photographs of Margarita’s life , with them the site would not stand out as it does.

Welcome to www.margaritastudios.com

We have worked hard to make the new site simple, modern and effective just like your experience will be here at the Margarita’s.

The main objective of this web page is to be a home for you whenever you need it.

Looking for unforgettable holidays?
Looking for a small Greek heaven?
Looking for that perfect place?
Look close, you will find it here! Discover Margarita Studios !

Our 17 bedroom house in Ambelas, Naoussa, Paros, owned and run by the Antipariotis –Fyrogeni family, is original, relaxed and sitting comfortably within its environment. It isn’t perfect! But it’s comfy, interesting and homely

A touch of luxury combined with a homely charm Margarita Studios : A Home grown in every way

We hope you enjoy reading our stories.

Please, have a look through and if you find any mistakes, please feel free to point them out to me.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please mail us at info@margaritastudios.com

We look forward to seeing soon at www.margaritastudios.com

Yours,

Stella ❤

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Did you know that Greeks eat eggs at night?

Yes, Greeks love egg dishes for dinner!

IMG_4902.jpgEggs in Greek cuisine are not really associated with breakfast as they are in other countries, they are more of a night food.

Dinner, is most of the times for us, a lighter meal than the lunch, which is our largest meal and eggs is a perfect solution, easy, healthy, maximize energy, keeping us full all the way to breakfast.

And be sure here in Margarita Studios we love eggs at anytime and we know that a good day begins with a good breakfast! With loving attention to detail, it is me who takes care of the breakfast buffet. You’ll be amazed! It has everything your heart (and stomach) could ever wish for – from freshly baked local bread specialities to freshly cut fruit.«Stella’s breakfasts are legendary, with the best Cretan yoghurt, the freshest Fruit, and homemade cakes, jam, and fresh juices.»

Eating is never rushed in Greece!

So here I am, I have for you a traditional Greek dish for any time of the day – breakfast, or as a side dish at lunch or dinner.

Tomatoes and eggs (Strapatsada)IMG_3570

Ingredients

Tomatoes

Eggs

olive oil

salt & pepper

(feta or xinomizithra)

 

Preparation

Wash & grate the tomatoes. Throw their skin away. In a frying pan sauté them, add the olive oil, some salt and pepper.

Once they absorb their liquids we beat the eggs and pour them over the tomatoes.

Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring gently. When the eggs are cooked and slightly colored,remove the pan from the heat.

They have to stay juicy.

Feta or Xinomizithra ,our local fresh cream cheese of Paros and some crunchy bread are the ideal accompaniments to this dish.

Kali orexi ! Buon Appetit !

Stella ❤

 

Loukoumades, Greek Classic Desert!

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Loukoumades (pronounced loo-koo-mah-thes) ,are the Greeks’ answer to donuts

«For those of you not familiar with loukoumades, they are the most heavenly fried donuts; served warm, drizzled with honey syrup and cinnamon, sometimes sprinkled with walnuts or toasted sesame. They are served throughout Greece, where the history of this donut can be traced back to the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. In the original Olympic Games the Greeks honored the Gods and the victors’ prize came in an edible form of «honey tokens,» golden fried balls of dough, covered in honey.» Post by                    Marisa Churchill

 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MIXTURE
  • 1 kg all-purpose flour
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 2 glasses of warm water
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon sugar
  • FOR COOKING
  • Approx 500 ml corn oil – for deep frying
  • FOR SERVING
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Greek Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large glass dissolve the yeast in the tepid water, along with the salt and the sugar .
  2. Use a large bowl, add in the flour and the dissolved yeast and mix with your hands, until the mixture become thick and foamy (a texture similar to that of a milkshake)
  3. Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour where it will rise.
  4. Put the 500 ml oil in a deep pan and heat. Make sure that the oil takes over only half of the pan’s depth.
  5. Turn the mixture in the bowl a few times with your hands.
  6. Take a handful of dough and, with your hand in a fist, squeeze until the dough comes out as a ball between your thumb and index finger. Using a tablespoon which you have dipped in a glass of cold water, scoop this ball and place in the deep pan to fry. Repeat this several times depending on the size of your pan but remember NOT to crowd the pan.
  7. Loukoumades will puff up and float to the surface. You then should turn them occasionally, until batter is a crisp, golden brown on all sides which takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Remove carefully with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat as many times as is needed.
  9. Place drained puffs on warm platter and keep warm.
  10. To serve individual portions, place 4 or 5 loukoumades on a plate drizzle honey over and dust generously with cinnamonp.

Summer 2016 is loading and this is your chance to enjoy hands-on Greek cooking classes in Greece, with Stella the most trusted gastronomic specialist on the island, while staying in Margarita Studios, an elegance boutique style hotel n the heart of Cyclades ,next of the cosmopolitan Naoussa of Paros, in Ambelas.

Cook in our well equipped kitchen with guests from all over the world. You will enjoy the meals you created together with your fellow cooks complimented with superb wine of Paros.
There is plenty of time to explore the area or just relax and enjoy your home away from home in a spectacular setting with new friends

Join us for one, two, or three fun mornings or evenings in the kitchen for a hands-on Greek cooking class concentrating on the foods and wines of this beautiful island.

Join us in the kitchen and see, smell & taste the real Greece with us!

Learn how to make your favourite Greek dish , like moussaka, stuffed tomatoes, dolmadakia or Rosemary/garlic/lemon roasted lamb or pork ,
fried zucchinis balls, tomato balls, tzatziki or spanakopita & baklava .

Get the Parian recipes, enjoy specialties with wine of Paros and impress your friends at home. It will make your vacation unforgettable!

Stella ❤

Greek cooking lessons for food bloggers in Tel Aviv

3 years before ,greek cooking lessons to food bloggers ,for a real taste of Paros in the heart of Tel Aviv ,Israel ,during travel exhibition of  IMTM TLV
Once again many thanks to my friends Niva WeissMichele Boiko & Ronit Heber for all the support

For more info about Margarita’s studios, greek cooking lessons on the island of Paros ,please visit us at cooking by Stella

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Another amazing cooking holiday in Paros !

Sunshine, delicious food & great company in another Flavours #cookingholiday in Paros ! What’s more to ask for?

Tucked away in the peaceful and pretty village of Ambelas in Paros, this friendly family run hotel http://www.margaritastudios.com ,
just a few minutes from the beach is the setting for your Greek cooking holiday experience.

Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Greek host Stella, you will immerse yourself in Greek life to discover the gastronomic delights of this beautiful area of Paros. And don’t forget the Greek wines as you’ll visit the award-winning Winery-Museum Moraitis in the neighbouring village.

The aim of the course is to give you the skills to cook fabulous Greek dishes from the region to impress even the most experienced foodies back home. All cooking courses are hands-on and you’ll learn to cook in a traditional Greek kitchen. Stella will also take you to visit a local winery and to gather fresh herbs in the mountains of Paros.

Combine wine tasting, herb picking and sunbathing with fun hands-on Greek cooking lessons on this 5 night / 6 day Greek cookery holiday with a difference.

There’s still time to join us for a cooking holiday in June but you need to be quick info@margaritastudios.com

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It's the Greek friend that everyone would love to have.

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It's the Greek friend that everyone would love to have.

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