Thursday, July 14, 2011
Before going to Greece, my favorite Greek food was hummus and baba ghanoush. The first thing we did when we got to Greece was try to find some hummus. It took us 5 days of searching and we finally just asked a restaurant why no one served hummus and it turns out neither hummus nor baba ghanoush are greek dishes. The waiter was actually offended when we asked him... he said lots of American's come asking for hummus, but it is a middle eastern dish.
Those were the only two food items I knew I liked, so without those the trip turned out to be a culinary adventure.
One of the great surprises of the trip was finding out I liked the dolmadakia's (seen below on the left plate). These are stuffed grape leaves and I have tried them before in the states and hated them. But in greece, they were wonderful! Also pictured below are the greek meatballs in tomato sauce (very back plate). These are known as Soutzoukakia and they were Luke's favorite dish. The meatball mixture is also what they use to make their hamburgers which Jack enjoyed very much.
|From left: dolmadakia's, greek salad, can't remember what the|
dish on the right was, in the back are the greek meatballs
|Eggplant salad and tzatziki|
|Top left: fried tomato patties, bottom left: tzatziki,|
bottom right: skewered meatballs, top right: feta eggrolls
|Top left: the octopus piece Luke is trying to feed Jack|
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For my birthday we drove up to Lauterbrunnen for a weekend in the mountains
|One of many hang gliders who jump from the steep cliffs above|
|Jack wanted everyone to wear flowers so Luke told him to|
put on a "tough" face with the flowers in his hair.
It was a great weekend! I can't wait to go back.