It is true, I am not a blogger of food, though I am a lover of food, and we get to sample quite a few delectable morsels while housesitting and travelling. Then I thought why not share my thoughts on what we have found, cooked and of course eaten along the way!
By the seaside with seafood
One delightful experience was a quaint local fish cafe, where we had the freshest squid and octopus we have ever tasted. The squid was lightly floured and fried [not at all greasy], and that is surely a compliment from the Squire who used to catch these delicate species on a regular basis many moons ago. Eating where the locals do is always so much more rewarding than a menu that has been geared for the tourist.I even managed to take a photo of the above food before I finished it!
With our experience of having eaten very fresh seafood, we were determined to visit the local market in central Athens for more fresh produce so I could whip up an easy soup in our apartment, which did not have an oven, though it did have a big pot!! The soup was a lightish meal, and we were over having a salad each night.
|My interpretation of the above soup we had in Rhodes.|
|Fish Soup for two [Psarosoupa]|
|400 grams Fish or even add shellfish
1-litre good quality fish stock [or make your own from the fish bones and vegetable scraps]
2 large, sliced Onion
2 diced Carrots
2 stalks, chopped Celery 4 diced Potatoes Saffron/Bay Leaf
Olive Oil – only use good quality as the taste is prominent in the soupChopped Parsley/basil and a lemon
|Enjoy your meal – καλή όρεξη|
Greece is a country for the senses.
Your ears will dance to the beat of the street music, impatient drivers honking their horns and, with passing conversations. Your nose will welcome the sweet smell of the delicious Greek food [stuffed vine leaves, mousaka, greek yoghurt, fresh pastries, fetta cheese to name just a few] as you pass the many bakeries and cafes. Your taste buds will be delighted.
Then there is the ice cream.
After an enjoyable light dinner, we wanted to capture the sun descending down the back of the city buildings, and wanting dessert at the same time. Not far from our apartment and where we wanted to go, we found a place to indulge our love of ice-cream. The business in question is DaVinci Artisan Gelato who sells sugar-free ice-cream and ones that were not sugar-free, nor fat-free. The Squire thought the real fig ice-cream was worth the sugar boost!
When leaving the shop, we felt like kids with their first ice-cream of the summer. Lots of fun trying to lick the drips which were becoming harder to keep in check as the ice cream was melting faster than we could lick!.
A yummy way to end a day.
Previous posts about our love of food can be food here: