I have a fascination with ancient history and Greek mythology as well as a love for all Greek foods. The biggest mistake you can make is to think Greek cuisine is all about mossaka and souvlakia. These are classic dishes, but you would be missing out if you don't try the staggering amount of regional specialties. Greeks as a general rule don't really eat breakfast unless it is at a hotel dining room. You can pick up a cheese pie and rolls at a bakery or a sesame-coated bread ring called a "koulouri" sold by city vendors or dig into a plate of my favourite "galatopolio", yogurt with honey. Greeks eat their main meal at either lunch or dinner, so the offerings are the same. You can have your heavier meal or just fill up on meze and a huge greek salad with a slab of feta.
You have heard me talk a great deal about my time on the island of Kea at Keartisanal but I also spent 2 weeks in the company of 5 wonderful ladies on a tour of mainland Greece. We travelled to ancient ruins, hiked in the Pindos mountains and along pathways to ancient monasteries, visited fairytale mountain villages with pack bridges and women in traditional costumes on Sundays and dined on many of the local dishes. The main reason for taking this particular trip was to visit Meteora where there are approximately 25 monastaries built on pinnacles of rocks. I would have loved to have been there years ago when the monastaries called out to each other by ringing their bells. There is so much to tell...
But back to MEME!!!
Here are the rules:
Ten years ago I finished my stint at college and went to work in a doctors office. I still work there...just a different doctor. I volunteered at my daughters elementary school in the hot lunch program once a week....we prepared hot lunches for 100 students. I lived in my house on the hill and tended my vegetable and flower gardens.
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Moving to a condominium...therefore packing, downsizing...working in a doctor's office. Seeing my daughter off to university in Vancouver :(
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