Eclipse on linux using smaller (or larger) fonts in all views

Eclipse on linux uses fonts and sizes defined by the GTK theme fonts. While it is fairly easy to change the editor fonts, it is not possible to do it for the views like the project explorer and the rest of the user interface. I found a brilliant article at the Daniel Ferbers Technical Tavern that explains how to run eclipse in its own theme settings and thus control exactly how it looks. And the trick is very easy to do too. The original article with all the details and other options is this: “Smaller font sizes for Eclipse on Linux“. I posted a summary for my own reference.

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Tzatziki (Τζατζίκι)

  • 250g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • dill
  • parsley
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper

Preparation:
Wash and grate the cucumber onto a large bowl. Use a clean kitchen (fabric) towel to squeeze the water out of the grated cucumber, getting it as dry as possible. Grate/grind the garlic cloves and mix in. Chop a generous portion of dill and parsley and add onto the main mixture. Add in 250g of Greek yoghurt, or a little less/more just to make it of a nice dip consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste, and also 1 tbsp of white wine and 1tsp of lemon juice. Mix well and serve with grilled meat or grilled veggie.

Salmon & vegetables in baking parchment

(Σολομός στη Λαδόκολλα)

  • 2 large salmon fillets
  • 2 small red peppers
  • 1 bunch (250g) of asparagus
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • spring onions (c. 4)
  • 250g tomatoes
  • 80g gruyère cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Preparation:
Chop all the vegetables in small bits, onto a bowl. Grease 2 sheets of baking parchment with the olive oil, and add one salmon fillet inside each. Split the vegetables into two even portions, and cover the salmon fillets. Add salt & pepper. Wrap each of these ‘parcels’ and close (not too tightly) with a couple of toothpicks. Put them in an oven tray and bake in 200C until tender, i.e. for about 30-40min.

Meatballs

Summary

Traditional recipe for Greek meatballs coming from my grand mother but probably now a bit different than the original.

Variations

Traditionally meatballs are shallow or deep fried. But a few months ago I grilled them on a raclette and I was surprised that they tasted even better. Since them I always grill them and the best way is to charcoal them!

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Christmas stuffing (Γέμιση)

Summary

This is the exact recipe my mother is using to stuff the turkey (or more frequent chicken) for the Christmas dinner. I just prefer it without the chicken, prepared in the saucepan and then baked for some time to become more crunchy.

The most important part is to find very nice and very lean beef mince. The nuts already contain 70-80% fat, using a fatty mince will make the stuffing unpleasantly oily.

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Melomakarona (Μελομακάρονα)

Summary

These are traditional Christmas Greek cookies that are considered a bit healthier and lighter because they have only olive oil instead of butter. This recipe measures everything with a cup, which means that you can use any cup, glass or measuring pot you like. The portions in this recipe are calculated with a small 150ml cup.

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