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Greece 2011 – Part III


July 18, 2011

I think the best part of a vacation is the anticipation building up months in advance. The worst part (for me at least) is returning back to life and reality. Almost every single time I come back from visiting my family, I find it hard to adjust to things here. Like the food… The food seems to always taste better there – not sure why that is.

I grew up in a family where food and cooking were important parts of the daily routine. There were no grocery lists or weekly menus – but rather a daily walk to the market for that day’s meal – whatever looked good/fresh, that’s what we’re going to have that day.

Below are some images of food from the visit. Some of it (most of it) was prepared at home.

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Starting the day with a cup of Greek coffee. I like mine metrio – semisweet (meaning one teaspoon coffee one teaspoon sugar).

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Picture above: loukoumades – a type of doughnut, and fresh fruit.

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My ant always has us over for dinner. She makes a feast. She is an amazing cook. Pictures above: roasted vegetables, salad, chicken pie (made with flaky phyllo), roasted potatoes and lamb.

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The best pizza I’ve had in a long time – wood fired oven pizza – stuffed with peppers and feta cheese and topped with more cheese.

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Everyone likes their orange juice freshly squeezed, including Nikolas who has grown very fond of it and is asking us daily to prepare it here in the states. Picture above: my father preparing orange juice for Nikolas who could only drink the juice from a Heineken glass:)

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Pictures above: Tiropites (cheese filled puff pasty). You can’t go to Greece and never try some. As a matter of fact, I had one each day. They are that great!

Hope you enjoyed the last part of my trip recap.  I will be sure to share some of my favorite recipes with you in the upcoming weeks. Have a great Monday, everyone!

 

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