Friday, 18 October 2013

Olive Oil, Flowers and Fruit and Vegetables

Just returned from a holiday in beautiful, beautiful Crete and thought I would post some of the flowers and plants we saw while we were there. The weather was still warm and beautiful.

 They say that the Cretan traditional diet is one of the healthiest in the world. They bake a lot of traditional breads, traditionally eat very little red meat, eat lots of fish
 and, of course, grow and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. They traditionally ate very little dairy produce (goats rather than cows) and plenty of olive oil.

and did you know that the oldest olive tree in Crete is one of the oldest in the world.  Its age is estimated to be from 2000 to 4000 years old.  It is now a national heritage monument.
25% of Crete is covered in olive trees.
and Greeks consume on average 25Kg of olive oil a year?

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Mammasaurus said...

Oh these are lovely - I feel warmer just looking at them! Reminds me of our family holiday to Sicily earlier this year.

Thanks for joining in! x

Vaidehi Chincholkar said...

Nice to see such glorious sunshine in the middle of October.