experiments in cooking, travel

Back to Greece

Meals for this week will be themed and inspired by my visit to Greece

Homemade tzatziki. Who would have imagined something made from cucumbers and plain yogurt (okay: and garlic and lemon and dill, so that’s where the magic happens) could be so delicious?

It’s going to take an act of will not to lick the empty container when it’s all gone.

I’m also making… seasoned beef inspired by gyro and souvlaki flavors… and spanikopita. With Kalamata olives as a delicious garnish to it all.

Delicious, but too much food!

Now all I need is a glass of wine and good found-friends, and I’ll (almost) be back in Greece again.



experiments in cooking

Another week of meals

Back a while I made all the meals for what turned out to be almost two weeks.

Like, two weeks ago, actually.

After the same rotation of meals, comes another weekend and more meals to prep.

So I already mentioned the granola.

Other meals on the docket will be:

Chicken fajitas (I couldn’t find a kit in stock but I had all the spices to make my own fajita seasoning mix and the rest was on hand)

Dirty rice (normally I would do Zatarains and just add some extra vegetables but that’s been sold out forever so I’ll be trying from scratch.) With yellow instead of green peppers because the heart wants what it wants.

Outcome: just as not pretty as always, and still delicious.

Pizza (I didn’t bother trying to make flatbread this time. Boboli will do…)

That ought to do it!

Dirty rice from scratch for the win

Pick your poison

So, I don’t know about you, but I find it’s hard to be self-disciplined about everything at once.

I still haven’t reinstalled my games on my phone (though every so often a friend needs a little help with the daily puzzle and I’m happy to chip in a little extra brainpower – between us we get it done). And that’s fun, without the game being able to eat up too much of my day. So… I have not installed it for my own use. But I can’t promise I won’t. Continue reading “Pick your poison”