THE BEST (no kidding) Chicken Soup – Greek style

We woke up this morning to -5 degrees F and 7" of snow on the ground.  Lovely.  No really, beautiful ...but COLD!  I had high hopes of breaking out the skiis but opted instead to stay inside and make chicken soup.  Tomorrow will be a ski day. When we lived in Crete, a Greek neighbor …

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Slow Cookery, Deliberate Dining

(Revised post from July 2, 2015) The Greeks have mastered the art of SLOW.  You see it everywhere.  No one seems to be in a rush --- well, except when they speak or drive.  But seriously, a typical meal can last up to three or four hours, Greek Orthodox church starts early in the morning …

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Bellying up in Brussels

Booking a vacation across the Pond is a sure incentive to get your money’s worth out of a trip. When we first decided to travel to Europe in August the intention was to only go to the Netherlands for a bike/boat tour with friends. But when we studied the map of the Netherlands, we saw …

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