ingredients needed for chilled avocado soup
2 ripe avocados
600ml/1pt chicken stock
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1⁄2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons sour cream, to serve
• Peel and stone the avocado. Blend or process the flesh into a purée.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the sour cream, and blend until smooth. Allow to chill for a few hours before serving.
• To serve, add the sour cream, stir through and serve the soup chilled.
Chilled avocado soup is fun and super easy recipe, try it!
ingredients needed for the artichoke soup :
1 onion, sliced
700g/11⁄2lb Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and sliced
salt and ground white pepper
Making of artichoke soup
• In a heavy saucepan over a low heat, gently sweat the onion in the butter until soft and translucent.
• Add the artichokes to the onion. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring a few times.
• Add 600ml/1pint water and the milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and simmer slowly – do not boil or the milk may curdle.
ingredients needed for the almond soup
225g/8oz blanched almonds, minced
3 egg yolks, hard-boiled
1.2 litres/2pt chicken stock
25g/1oz butter, softened
25g/1oz plain flour
125ml/4fl oz single cream
salt and freshly ground
instructions for almond soup :
• Using a mortar and pestle, reduce the almonds to a paste with the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the stock. Set aside.
Syriza, the Coalition of leftists currently comprises the following parties (in alphabetical order):
Active Citizens : democratic socialism, patriotism
Anticapitalist Political Group : communism, trotskyism
Communist Organization of Greece : maoism, communism
Democratic Social Movement : left-wing nationalism, socialism, euroscepticism
Ecosocialists of Greece: eco-socialism, left ecology
Internationalist Workers' Left (DEA): revolutionary socialism, communism, trotskyism
Movement for the United in Action Left : communism
Radical Left Group Roza
The second round of greek elections for 2012 takes place on the 17th of June.
The parties are battling against each other and the exit polls are uncertain at the time being.
No solid forecast with substantial data to support either of the parties of Siriza or Nea dimokratia is available at the moment.
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Facts about Greece in World War II :
During the World War II, Greece was the only country which had to fight 3 countries continuously , Italy, Albania, Germany.
And it was the country with the most days of resistance - 219 days.
Fact about Greek students:
55% of the youth in Greece, graduate from a full-time, 4 year college.
This is the highest rate worldwide.
Fact about Greek words :
It is estimated that about 13% of the English Dictionary is derived from Greek words.
Greek is probably the language that most influenced other languages around the world. Many English words derive directly from Greek ones, and knowing their origin and meaning is important.
Here are two widely know examples of Greek words.
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