Saturday, 17 July 2010

Where have I been?! Santorini of course :)

Ok, I must apologize for the lack of attention I've been paying to my own Blog but I have been busy! With work first and foremost and secondly visitors to Paris, 6 sets of them thus far. We've just had our first week + weekend last week without any commitments to meeting or showing anyone where, how, when, what... in Paris. Actually we didn't know what to do with ourselves for a change. But thank you lovelies I feel blessed for your time far far away from home :) gros biz xx

Here are some pics of my trip I'd managed to squeeze in with my not only lovely but talented Australian friend Ella to Oia, Santorini in one of the Greek islands for my birthday :). What a treat indeed and how lucky am I. Apparently the only way to get to the island 2 years ago was via a 7-8hr ferry ride from Athens but since they've opened up an airport every Tom Dick and Harry is packing the tight cobbled streets of Oia, and especially for the sunset considered by many as one of the most beautiful in the world, making it little hard at times to walk and see anything! The only locals I saw were the ones working in the restaurants and stores understandably I would run away too if I were them eeek!

The local cuisine I found was easy to get addicted to; the Greek salads, battered squid, stuffed peppers, local dessert wine Vinsanto thanks for Ella's wee bottle in the fridge;) And here's a little run down on the way most Greek salads were composed of and how... as it's not the way I knew them to be from Melbourne, Australia where I'd lived where there's a huge population of Greek immigrants.

In a nutshell:
• a sprinkle of baby capers or some juicy caper leaves
• quarter cut your tomatoes(chunky) and not too many of them but more than cucumbers so 2:1 ratio
• a small handful of cucumbers and cut chunky also
• olive oil and lemon juice of course to your liking
• ONE BIG slice(about 3x3inches) of Greek feta cheese and on top of the salad
• don't forget to NOT mix the salad like you normally would
And voila!

Here's a little interesting history of Santorini if you'd ever consider going. And you should!

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