Saturday, 3 July 2010

Island Hopping..... Mood = Greece is the word!

So i have been talking about this honey moon of mine for some time now. And i am finally here. Well you may be wondering why i am blogging on my honey moon, well the world cup is still on and my husband is watching Germany v Argentina as we speak. So i have some time to catch up on a few things.

So we arrived in Athens on the 1st July
to some beautiful weather and even more gorgeous food. I am a piggie and i am sure most of you are too. This is the land of food and history and i was not wasting any time getting my gnashers (teeth) into some good old traditional food.

Athens was a pit stop to the first Island of the tour.... We landed in Tinos for a friends wedding which is to take place tonight. What a lovely little desserted island. Simple and perfect to get a away from the chaos of london and responsability.

We are staying in a place that is not quite a hotel and not quite a bb. It is run by a wife and her husband and she is the chef, the manager, the cleaner, the life guard.... EVERYTHING. I love it. This is how things should be done. In modern cities we seem to delegate alot and lose touch with our selves and our clients. But here she knows what is going on at all times.
I have eaten every meal at the hotel as it is delicious, and quite frankly i went to town and there seemed to be not much going on there apart from clothes and jewellry selling, which is great too.

So on the menu was:

Saganaki: which is hard greek cheese coated in flour and then deep fried, served with a lemon that you have to squeeze over and eat while it is still hot.

Traditional greek salad

Kalamaraki: Squid Cut into rings and deep fried

Kalamari: Grilled whole squid and served with olive oil and lemon

Stuffed tomatoes

Pork loin with lemon sauce and thyme

Watermelon to finish off

Everything is cooked and prepared by one woman and served to all her diners. Everything looks great and tastes even better.

I honestly couldnt believe it when i saw that she didnt have a kitchen porter to help. Thats what i call multi tasking.

For breakfast, we were served complimentary cheese, sesame bread, orange flavoured cake, eggs and jam. unfortunatley i was so hungry i forgot to take pictures but you can get the drift by seeing the other images that she means business....

Recipes will follow as tomorrow she promised to give me a cooking lesson. I cant wait. Should be fun to be on the receiving end of it, as im usually the one doing the teaching.

So till my next Island which whill be Mykonos..... See you then.


SAra @ CaffeIna said...

Ohhh make me envious here! Please post more pics of the wonderful country and its even more wonderful food!

Heavenly Housewife said...

How wonderful of you to share your vacation with us, especially it being your honeymoon and all. What gorgeous food. Everything looks so fresh and vibrant. I hope to visit Greece one day.
*kisses* HH

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Sara, and HH how are you both? Greece is perfect. Just visited Mykonos and now sitting on the island of Santorini. Cannot explain the beauty. Unreal. The food, the people, the sites, everything. Maybe i am being biased but you should come here for sure to see it for yourself and we will be of the same understanding. XX

tasteofbeirut said...

I have been told the islands in Greece and amazing; sounds like such a wonderful time. Enjoy!