Everyday life

Feeling adapted #2

Now if I eat plain tomatoes, it feels something is missing. I also add soy sauce as well. Olive oil and soy sauce is a great combination. Actually, there is a name for this (bread dipped in liquid such as milk). It’s called “papara.” I asked someone about the “borderline” where this practice is acceptable.… Continue reading Feeling adapted #2

Everyday life

Mealtime

Before coming to Greece I was trying to avoid eating after 9pm, so “the Greek mealtime” puzzled me a lot. Restaurants are still empty at 9pm, and it starts getting crowded at around 10pm. Sometimes I feel lucky that we can easily find a table at a restaurant because it’s “too early” by the Greek… Continue reading Mealtime

Food

Fennel

    Why do I call fennel “pancakes”? They’re supposed to be shallow-fried, but because I use much less oil, mine look like pancakes…       Because I didn’t use much oil on the phyllo sheets, they didn’t turn nice golden brown. (still tasty though)   I love the “pancakes,” but it’s pretty time… Continue reading Fennel

Food

Dolmadakia

Last weekend, I made dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves) for the first time! I had been wanting to try, and I finally gave a try using fresh grape leaves from the laiki. Once boiled, lower the heat and simmer till cooked (with the lid on) . I compared different recipes and decided the ingredients and their… Continue reading Dolmadakia