What comes to mind when I dream of Greece…..Beauty….Romance…..and of course, FOOD! When you combine all three it results in the perfect, idyllic vacation. One in which you would never want to leave. One in which you say to yourself every day, ‘I could live here!‘
No matter how many pictures I see of the sparkling, azure seas and the brilliant white buildings, I never tire of imagining a journey to Greece to explore it’s history, to meet the people and to soak it all in with my loved one. I want to lose myself in the luxury of a expensive villa, explore the busy markets and dance the night away on the beach eating fresh seafood and drinking ouzo with my new found Greek friends.
To quote the beautiful Anita, “PLEASE LISTEN TO THE MUSIC – IT GOES WITH THE STORY”
It all begins with the choicest of villas with breathtaking views….
and a bed that you can sink into for the sweetest of dreams….
Before heading off to a day of strolling the beaches and discovering hidden treasures…..
Exploring the marvelous markets…..
Making new friends……
and finding the perfect snacks for our mid-afternoon rendezvous on the terrace.
Where shall we go for dinner? So many choices – so many fresh, wonderful foods to choose from. Greece is famous for their culinary creations and best among them is their olive oil and beautiful breads.
Seafood is my passion so the choice is easy the first night….
And the second night…. and probably the third! We must have octopus because it’s one of their most famous dishes.
This land is magical with it’s brilliant colours, the people and their food and music and hospitality – so much to explore and so much to absorb….
And after we have attended the festivals…..
Seen the magnificent ancient ruins….
Caught ourselves some fresh fish….
Maybe it is time to just stay in and enjoy the company and the view.
Thank you, Anita, for the opportunity to share my fantasy vacation. I do hope to make it a reality in the not too distant future and this has given me that extra push to make it happen!
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I won’t be drinking ouzo and dancing on the beach tonight but I did make Greek lamb at home for this occasion so I hope this will be a fun dish for those of you wanting to experience a little bit of Greece in your kitchen.
Marinated Greek Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
(recipe to follow next week)