Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
A warm autumn Sunday. What to do? If you're greek, or otherwise, your mind turns to a leisurely day with friends, food and drink
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Our precious pumpkin. This is not going to be carved up for Halloween. It will be sitting roasted on our Christmas dinner plates, hopefully
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
It is not a taverna or a ritsorante or a grill place or a bistro. This new eatery is called a 'Mayerio', a Kitchen and has been in the same place, under various managements for many many years.
My husband worked here when he was a very young lad serving half kilos of wine and running errands. Child labour. Not unusual back then as the whole family from Yiayia to toddler helped run the business, as they do still in many places, peeling potatoes, sweeping, carrying heavy trays or for the toddlers just looking cute and attracting customers. It wasn't their family taverna by the way but the couple that ran it were childless and used the local children to run around. K would work there before and after school till he went into the Naval school.
Friday, 9 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
The little church near us dedicated to St John had its annual service at the end of September. Which St John it is we still haven't found out. St John of the Fleas, St John of the Splitpea (Fava), St John the Baptist. Every area has its own name for the saint as they do for the Virgin Mary, each name commemorating a local happening.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
A greek coffee is served in a small cup, think espresso size. There will be 2 inches of coffee, and at the bottom, one inch of grounds. If there's someone with a little imagination then it's fun to read the trail the coffee grounds leave.
Ideally you swirl the grounds around and turn the cup upside down on the saucer, turning it 3 times if I remember rightly.
K and I had our morning coffee at the cafe and while the men were discussing fishing or soccor or something equally entrancing I took a photo of his cup. No turning it upside down and swirling it around.