Today started out gray and gloomy, but when Dan came in from the garden with our first 3 Heirloom tomatoes of the season, I was inspired to make lunch using some of the tomatoes along with a number of other items we call “mezethes” or appetizers in Greek. Remembering the sun-drenched days we spent on taverna patios in Greece, I could just taste those tomatoes that are like no others. Sweet, juicy and meaty, we could never get enough whether in a salad or just sliced on a plate. So that’s what I did…sliced the tomatoes on a plate and added creamy, salty feta cheese, kalamata olives, quartered hard boiled eggs, ham and hot banana pepper rings, all sprinkled with oregano, olive oil and vinegar and pretended we were back in Greece. The only thing missing was the Retsina wine and crusty, fresh-baked bread. Mmmm…good! It hit the spot and sent me in to the computer to look, once again, at some of our photos of our many visits to Greece. Funny how a taste or a smell can take you right back to another time, another experience. Even though nothing compares to being there, the memories and photos will do for now!!

When’s the last time you took a trip down memory lane??

See you next time. Yassou!


Our Easter Leg of Lamb

March 17, 2016
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Roast Leg of Lamb by Sava Our roasted leg of lamb is the centerpiece of our Easter dinner, filling the kitchen with its tantalizing aromas of garlic, lemon and oregano. I posted this 3 years ago, but I decided to post it again for those of you who weren’t reading my blogs back then. If […]

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Hot Dog Stew….whaaaat???

December 7, 2015
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Here we are between Thanksgiving and Christmas, running as fast as we can towards the BIG day! It’s hard to resist fast food when we are so busy winding up end of year reports at work, trying to get shopping started, if not done, and decorating the house- inside and out! Leftover turkey dinner made […]

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Poutine and Our Cabin on the Bluff…

September 19, 2015
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We are back from our 5 week summer vacation that began in the enchanting Quebec City. It was pouring rain when we arrived at 9:30 in the morning, but when you are from California you welcome the rain, since it is such a novelty!!! It was too early to check in, but they let us […]

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Summer Grecian Festivals

June 19, 2015
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At this time of year, all Greek churches have a festival, usually over a weekend, starting late Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. Each one of these festivals celebrates the rich Hellenic culture that is not only historic but a culture that celebrates life! A culture that has spread over much of the world in Greek communities that […]

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