The Food

Yum!  The food in Greece is amazing.  They are healthy eaters.  Lots of seafood and fresh vegetables.  We loved it.  I ate so many Greek salads because they were so delicious.  My favorite was at a restaurant called Avocado.  The reason I liked it so much is the tomatoes were so fresh.  The cheese was crumbled, and the croutons were crushed and sprinkled on top.  I ate at least 8 salads from different places and this was the best.

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We also ate grilled octopus several times.  Kent ventured with the fresh fish but I don’t have the patience.  I told him he looked like he was performing surgery trying to get the bones out of the meat!  Too much work!

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The Greeks grow lots of grapes and small tomatoes called Santorini tomatoes.  Tomato balls are an appetizer I tried and it came with a feta mousse.  They don’t sound appetizing but they were great.

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Lots of restaurants would come to the table and bring you something small to thank you for choosing their place to eat.  Sometimes they would bring you a small treat at the end of the meal to thank you.  Here are just a couple of examples.

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A few other foods- prosciutto wrapped melon with reduced balsamic.  They also call pecan pie what we would consider cake.  Also prosciutto wrapped goat cheese grilled.  Lastly, lamb souvlaki hanging on the skewer.

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Coke is writing names on their cans and bottles too.  Here is a  Greek name.  I don’t know what it says.

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Here are some Santorini tomatoes, a caper plant, and a delicious dessert with what we think look like blackberries.  Similar taste, but not quite the same as ours.

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Oh, one last thing.  We went to a family run farm/store where they make almost all of their products.  Here is how they make their sun-dried tomatoes.  They had honey, goat cheese, pestos, marmalades, and many other items for sell.  Lots of family run businesses in Greece where it’s many generations all working together.  I like that.

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