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My prayers are with the people of France tonight!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in My thoughts

Empty the disk 032Anarchy and violence are rampant in our world,

Sometimes it is very discouraging to live from day to day with fear.I feel that the world is like a pot of water that is starting to boil and the funny thing is you don’t know where the next bubble is going to be!

The same thing with the violent acts, we don’t know when and where they are going to happen.How sad the world is,how cheap life has become!There is no respect for life on this planet,all kinds of life, it’s like we have more hate than love.

My prayers are with the people of France tonight!

My heart is hurting for Nice!



All lives matter!Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in My thoughts

All lives matter!

Humans have suffered through the centuries in the hands of humans!

I feel that the black people of this planet have suffered so much more,are we surprised that they protest,how long is someone going to take abuse and never complain?

Women have been victims of abuse through the centuries,and even today in many countries the horrible treatment towards women and children continues.As if it was a mistake that they are born women!

Children are abducted every day,taken away from their families .

Animals are abused,is something not abused?

What we see happening today,is the result of eternal abuse and disrespect of human life!Continue in that direction and catastrophe will follow,it is inevitable!

All creation is hurting!Empty the disk 032

My heart is  bleeding!

Because there is no solution that humans can provide!

Who then?

Youvetsi with chicken and Orzo-Litsa

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes


 Litsa’s Youvetsi with chicken and Orzo

The Greek love affair with Orzo!

Do you have 30 minutes?

Let’s do it!


 Here is what you need                                                                                                                          

6 chicken thighs (all visible fat removed)

1 onion diced

1 clove garlic smashed

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup red wine

1 cup prepared tomato sauce

1 cinnamon stick

½ tsp sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups Orzo, make sure the Orzo is 100% semolina for best results

3 cups hot water + if necessary

Here is how to make your Litsa’s Youvetsi with Orzo

In a heavy pan add oil and onion and sauté for a few minutes.

Add chicken and garlic and sauté for a few more minutes, turning chicken over.

Deglaze with the wine.

Add tomato sauce, chicken, stock cinnamon stick, salt pepper and sugar. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

At this point add the Orzo, and 3 cups hot water, stir to distribute Orzo evenly!

Adjust heat to medium and cook your Youvetsi another 10 minutes, uncovered and with your undivided attention, stirring and adding hot water if it becomes necessary.

When done,remove from heat and let the Youvetsi rest for a few minutes before serving.

Your Youvetsi with Orzo ie ready!

Serve with a good quality grated cheese!






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