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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2010, 04:56:22 PM »
Yeah, I like "Greek" coffee that way, we call it "metrio" (medium) if its one sugar to one coffee, "sketo" (without) if there's no sugar, and "vari glyko" (heavy sweet) where there's two to one or more of sugar to coffee.  I always drank metrio, but now I don't eat any sugar any more.  So, I guess it's sketo for me!!!!!
My dad used to drink metrio in the regular American sized coffee cups!!  And he'd drink several cups!  Whoo hoo, really big jolt, eh!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2010, 04:56:30 PM »
I agree Merlin, the problem is milk and refined sugar like refined flour accompanies so many things and our western pre-occupation with sweets brings us regularly into contact with all of these in big doses. I also take my coffee black. Many years ago when I first did this, i was surprised that by simply reducing my intake by 4 teaspoons or so a day I could lose weight.

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2010, 05:14:19 PM »
Yeah, I like "Greek" coffee that way, we call it "metrio" (medium) if its one sugar to one coffee, "sketo" (without) if there's no sugar, and "vari glyko" (heavy sweet) where there's two to one or more of sugar to coffee.  I always drank metrio, but now I don't eat any sugar any more.  So, I guess it's sketo for me!!!!!
My dad used to drink metrio in the regular American sized coffee cups!!  And he'd drink several cups!  Whoo hoo, really big jolt, eh!!!!
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opAAAAA!  Yeah, my Christos drinks sketo greek coffiee in these amounts too - I just never could match him.... (but I do drink my greek coffee 'sketo')!
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2010, 05:18:33 PM »
I agree Merlin, the problem is milk and refined sugar like refined flour accompanies so many things and our western pre-occupation with sweets brings us regularly into contact with all of these in big doses. I also take my coffee black. Many years ago when I first did this, i was surprised that by simply reducing my intake by 4 teaspoons or so a day I could lose weight.

I was taught many years ago, that if you start your day with something sweet (sugared coffee and/or pastry, etc) you will set your appetite up for the whole day to crave more sugar and consume more food.   That did tend to be true, in my experience, so I stopped putting sugar in my coffee
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2010, 05:43:39 PM »
 yes.. I also like "Greek" coffee --- i typically talk it "metrio" but more recently have asked for it between metrio and sketo.  ...  :TU: ... it's a great mid-afternoon "jolt", especially when paired with a paximadi or two (well, ....maybe even 3 !!!) ..for those who don't know, paximadia are "biscotti", except better ---  :grin: ... "mas ta klaepsan ola vre pedia" ... lol

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2010, 01:10:00 AM »
Nikola, I could eat hundreds of paximadia. I really love them..especially the way how we make them in Crete like the Dakos.

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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2010, 09:29:15 AM »
yes.. I also like "Greek" coffee --- i typically talk it "metrio" but more recently have asked for it between metrio and sketo.  ...  :TU: ... it's a great mid-afternoon "jolt", especially when paired with a paximadi or two (well, ....maybe even 3 !!!) ..for those who don't know, paximadia are "biscotti", except better ---  :grin: ... "mas ta klaepsan ola vre pedia" ... lol
I bet the most complimentry substance with this coffie, for most people is a cigarette. Both are known to decease appitites
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2010, 04:13:15 PM »
Nikola, I could eat hundreds of paximadia. I really love them..especially the way how we make them in Crete like the Dakos.

 ...  :TU: :TU: :TU: ... Nikolio, my mother (God rest her soul) used to bake the BEST paximadia ... in general, agree, they are a great snack!  :TU: .. I try to have a paximadi and coffee for my "afternoon" snack ,  :tongue:

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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2010, 12:01:28 AM »
...  :TU: :TU: :TU: ... Nikolio, my mother (God rest her soul) used to bake the BEST paximadia ... in general, agree, they are a great snack!  :TU: .. I try to have a paximadi and coffee for my "afternoon" snack ,  :tongue:

That's great. I used to have them on breakfast every morning since my childhood until 15. Your mother new what's best for you.

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2010, 12:12:49 AM »
I agree with you guys!
What I always like about paximadi (and koulourakia too) is that they're not too sweet.  They are just right, because I've never liked cloying, overly sweet pastries very much.
They are great breakfast food!!!
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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2017, 09:22:39 PM »
I use honey in tea instead of sugar. I thinks healtier

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« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2017, 02:44:36 AM »
I use honey in tea instead of sugar. I thinks healtier


Honey contains some nutrients that ordinary sugar doesn't. Other than that, it's still sugar and raises the blood sugar levels in exactly the same way.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2017, 12:56:15 PM »
^^^ exactly Merlin.
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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2017, 12:56:35 AM »
I have had type 1 diabetes since the age of 10 months. I never eat refined sugar and recently have cut my carbohydrate intake down to a maximum of 30g (1 oz) per meal. I get my calories from other sources, and I've lost so much weight and gained so much energy....not to mention it's helped me to reduce my insulin intake and this has resulted in keeping my blood sugar levels so much more constant and manageable.


It's not just a good idea for diabetics, but for everyone.


Makes me a better clarinetist....... :laugh:
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2017, 07:45:22 AM »
I love it! Good for you Merlin.
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2017, 07:57:20 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2017, 11:51:05 AM »
Way to go Merlin! That's how you do it, more power to you.

 

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