Mount Olympus Olympus' highest peak, Mytikas Every year thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its nature, to tour its slopes, and reach its peaks. Organized mountain refuges and various mountaineering and climbing routes are available to visitors, who want to explore its nature. Geography The shape of Olympus was formed by rain and wind, which produced an isolated tower almost 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above the sea, which is only 18 kilometres (11 mi) away at Litochoro. Satellite photo of Olympus' region Olympus' dry foothills are known as the Xirokampi, containing chaparral and small animals. Geology Olympus is one of the relatively later mountains of Greece, as it is estimated that the age of its main rock formations is no more than 20 million years, when the greatest part of Greece (and the Mediterranean Sea) was in the bottom of a shallow sea, where the main materials were deposited, that later formed the current rock formations. Morphology Etymology Mythology
Twelve Olympians Major deities of the Greek pantheon Fragment of a Hellenisticrelief (1st century BC–1st century AD) depicting the twelve Olympians carrying their attributes in procession; from left to right, Hestia (scepter), Hermes (winged cap and staff), Aphrodite (veiled), Ares (helmet and spear), Demeter (scepter and wheat sheaf), Hephaestus (staff), Hera (scepter), Poseidon (trident), Athena (owl and helmet), Zeus (thunderbolt and staff), Artemis (bow and quiver), Apollo (lyre), from the Walters Art Museum. Although Hades was a major ancient Greek god, and was the brother of the first generation of Olympians (Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia), his realm was the underworld, far from Olympus, and thus was not usually considered to be one of the Olympians. Besides the twelve Olympians, there were many other cultic groupings of twelve gods. Olympians Twelve gods List There is no single canonical list of the twelve Olympian gods. Genealogy See also Notes
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (Treats For Co-Irkers) Due to other family commitments on Thanksgiving day, we're having our Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday. My kids (and their dogs) will be here to celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings, hopefully an Ohio State win over that team from up north being included on that list. GO BUCKS! While I would have preferred to bake the more traditional pumpkin pie for our holiday dinner, several of the kids don't care for pumpkin (I know, it's crazy isn't it!) So this year I made this peanut butter cream cheese pie. Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (from the Nestle website) 2 cups (about 22) finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Oreos)1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted1 3/4 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided2 tablespoons vanilla extract3 oz. cream cheese, softened1 cup peanut butter
Killer Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie Pie I can think of worse ways to die... We’re eating a chilled “pie” made of layers of fudgy coffee brownies, rich airy peanut butter mousse, crumbled Reese’s peanut butter cups and finished with a drizzle of ganache. It’s a well-known fact that sweets are not really my cuppa beer. (I don’t really do “joe” either!) That being said, T-dog loves him some sweets so from time to time I give in and make him something decadent. This summer he’s been gobbling up cones of chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream from a local shop after we’ve had a hard day of boogie boarding and generally enjoying ourselves at the beach. Going into the this dish with the concept in my head, I had no idea how wildly popular it was going to turn out to be! Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie For the Peanut Butter Mousse: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, (do NOT use natural or crunchy!) For the Ganache: 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1o mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, roughly chopped
Fun Summer Dessert: Watermelon Pie One of my summertime childhood memories is eating the yummy watermelon sherbet dessert at Friendly’s restaurant. I loved it, so I decided to try to replicate this dessert for my own kids’ summertime memories! I made some “watermelon pie” for our 4th of July feast this year…to great success! The best part…watermelon pie was super simple to make! Ingredients: - Lime Sherbet - Vanilla ice cream or Pineapple sherbet - Red/Pink-colored sherbet…I couldn’t find this, so I bought Raspberry/Pineapple/Orange swirl sherbet, mixed it up with red food coloring and it was perfect! Directions:1. A funny tip…I served the watermelon pie on paper plates, but wanted to take a nice picture for this post, so I put my own slice on a real dish. Jane Maynard, writer and founder of This Week for Dinner, is a wife, mother to two beautiful girls and freelance graphic designer. Tagged as: pie Written by Jane Maynard Jane Maynard is a regular contributor on Make and Takes.
Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping I was talking with my brother about what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday (which was a while ago now), and he came to the conclusion that he wanted pie. An apple pie. I've never made an apple pie before but of course I was up for the challenge, and a bit worried that my apple pie would not be awesome. Actually for the 2 days before I made the pie, I kept trying to lower his expectations of it so he would be happy with it no matter what. But as I smelled it baking, I broke and said okay that smells really amazing. I didn't want to make a double crusted pie and thought that having a crumbley topping might be delicious. If this sounds good, you might like:Russian Grandmother's Apple Pie-CakeCoconut Cream PieRaspberry & White Chocolate PieThe Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel ToppingAdapted from Bon Appétit October 1998 & The Essential Baker Make Crust:Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor.
Thin Crust Pizza Successfully making thin crust pizza at home is not an easy task. When I have tried before I end up with a crust that over cooked and cracker like, or one that is limp and under cooked. That is why I was so happy to see that Cook’s Illustrated had done some testing and made some discoveries. Their big finding was that it is better to use all-purpose flour than bread flour or other high protein flours. The other great suggestion from Cook’s Illustrated is rolling out the dough, and covering it with plastic wrap. You will end up a dough that has more flavor and is easier to work with if you let it rise overnight. Strawberry Basil Lemonade This Strawberry Basil Lemonade is coming to ya from the archives but I’ve given it a bit of a face lift. Strawberry Basil Lemonade was basically the first drink recipe I ever post on WGC and it’s been my most requested drink ever since. It’s a refreshing blend of homemade lemonade that gets fresh strawberries and basil pureed into the mixture. Depending on who’s enjoying this with me, I’ll add a glug or two of gin or just leave it “virgin” and enjoy it over some ice. Either way, it’s the best drink out there and you should probably be drinking this come Monday by the pool working on your tan. At least that’s what I’ll be doing poolside, in Tucson, with my besties. And while this doesn’t directly figure into book tour, I’ve also managed to schedule just about every single meal while I’m in Tucson so I can hit up my favorite places to stuff my face while I’m there. So in the meantime, grab some lemons, strawberries and a handful of fresh basil and let’s make some cocktails or mocktails!
Apple Pie Egg Rolls : : Miss in the Kitchen Apple Pie Egg Rolls I saw one of the Food Network stars making apple chimichangas and thought I had to have some for myself. I bought flour tortillas and apples, and then I used the flour tortillas for tacos. UPDATE: I did an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper and they made a video of me making these Apple Pie Egg Rolls! Apple Pie Egg Rolls Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 5 egg roll wrappers vegetable oil for frying for garnish: 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Cooking Directions: In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Place about 2 tablespoons of apple filling into each egg roll wrapper, wet edges of wrapper with water, roll up sealing edges. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, it’s good! Enjoy! Miss
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Alright, confession time. My first impression of these cookies was not a super positive one. I mean, don’t get me wrong…I love a good chocolate chip cookie. And Oreos easily top the list among my favorite “store bought” cookies. I am really not even sure how to describe these. Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the fantabulous Jenny of Picky Palate 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 pkg. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. NOTE: Some bakers have had some trouble with their dough spreading too much during baking. Makes about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies. stumble