I’ve just come back from my holidays in Greece. I went for my cousin’s wedding and also took the chance to spend a couple weeks in Crete with my parents. Lack of internet and sewing machine meant relaxation and absolutely no work!!! Though I did sketch a bit and designed new packaging for my outfits, but more on that later.
The weather was wonderful, pretty hot but not too hot, for me anyway, my parents were melting. Spent a lot of time with my dad which was great, normally we can’t spend 3 minutes without fighting. I think he has finally recognised that I’ve sorted out my life more or less and doesn’t criticise every little thing. I think he has mellowed also with age so we get along just fine now.
When we go to Crete we take a ferry in the evening and arrive in the morning. Sleeping on a boat is kindof funny and I always think of Titanic haha. As soon as we arrive in Heraklion we have a little tradition of going straight for bougatsa, a wonderful semolina cream in phylo pastry dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
I spent a lot of afternoons on this balcony, with coffee and my book, or sketching. We went to the beach either early in the morning or in the afternoon, to avoid the scorching midday sun. At my favourite beach I left my parents to “go for a walk” and walked to the nudist bit. ;D Lots of hot germans there haha.
Of course I had a lot of food at home and in taverns. Cretan cuisine is my favourite.
Here on the top left was lettuce with dry figs and watermelon and a balsamic vinegar dressing, really good but I think would have been better with rocket. Bottom left is mashed fava beans, absolutely DELICIOUS and on the right wild greens served with fava beans to counterbalance the bitterness.
My parents love these but I don’t eat them because they’re cooked alive.
I love fried squid.
Where there’s food there’s cats. Every time we ate out we were surrounded.
Time for a little meze! Barley rusks, cheese, olives, greek beer and white wine.