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November 14, 2007

Coming soon…Greek Goodies in the mail!

Filed under: Travel,Travel in Europe — Heligypsy @ 11:52 am


These are some of our favorite little “goodies” from Greece. For those of you who played along with us in August, and left comments to our One Year Anniversary post, as promised you have a little something coming your way.

In the collection are olive oil soaps, pistachios from the island of Aegina, ouzo, honey/sesame bars, loukums, mastic gum and mastic aperitif.

For the recipients of either mastic soap, mastic gum or mastic loukums -this is a really unique and wonderful concoction. Mastic sap comes ONLY from trees grown on the Southern portion of the Island of Chios – nowhere else in the world….not even on the Northern part of the island! From this sap (which little Greek women shrouded in black chip out of the tree trunk with a sharp tool) all sorts of things are made – lotion, liquor, candy, soap….you name it, I’ll bet they make it with mastic. I’m facinated with the stuff…let me know what you think!

I hope you enjoy your little taste of Greece. We had a most wonderful summer – and there’s talk of going back next summer. Save your pennies and come see us!



  1. Love the photo! Very sweet of you to send out goodies 🙂
    Can’t wait to read about the trip to Belize. I head to Italy on Sunday, can’t believe it’s here.

    Comment by JennH — November 14, 2007 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  2. thank you soooooooo much for the very surprise visit at Freddie’s and for sharing not only some goodies from Greece, but also that wonderful smile that I have missed horribly over the past many months! You guys are wonderful and I miss you alot. Please don’t forget us while lounging in Belize! Glad to hear from you. Hope all is well.

    Comment by Bonnie K. ;-) — November 15, 2007 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  3. Jenn, I look forward to reading all about your Italy trip – remember my story about Di Vinci? What an amazing journey, I love that you are going.

    Bonnie, I was equally as happy to be able to pull off surprising you. Great to see you. I will never forget you….but….all you think I do is lounge??? Ha ha!

    Comment by borderlinegypsies — November 15, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  4. I wrote a really long thank you post, and I forgot my email address-well, it deleted it. UGH.

    Thank you so much for the nuts. They were wonderful, and I say were because they are ALL gone.

    I am so excited that you are in Belize-just the right place to be for the winter.

    Give Keith our love.
    Take Care,
    Merry Christmas from the Mundts

    Comment by KImb — December 21, 2007 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

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