Eat & Drink

From the recipes I create to the wonderful places I get to experience, it's all about local food in season and cooked well.

Chicken gyros recipe

Everyone loves Greek food and that includes their very own fast food gyros (γύρος). The word gyros means ‘turn’, the meat is packed onto a vertical spit and grilled as it turns, very similar to the Turkish doner and the shawarmer of the Middle East yet distinctly Greek. Slices of either chicken or pork are wrapped in pita bread with a good dollop of tzatzi, slices of fresh tomato, sweet red onion and a few fries.

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Spicy lentil stew recipe

Looking for a healthy warming winter dish? This vegetarian lentil stew will spice up your cold evening and satisfy a hungry man.

As autumn turns to winter in the northern hemisphere November is a time when stews, crock pots and soups take over from the salads of summer. Here on the island the days are still reaching 20C in the sun but the nights are definitely getting cooler. People have started lighting fires in the evening and everyone is getting ready for the much cooler months of January and February.

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Beetroot garlic dip recipe

Beetroot – παντζάρι – is a wonderfully versatile vegetable and found in lots of Greek recipes. Originally only the greens were eaten the small root was used for medical purposes in ancient Greece. Later the larger bulb developed and the beet as we know it today. I was first introduced to it by a friend from eastern Europe who would always have some as a side dish or pickled.

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Blue cheese, chive & walnut scone recipe

Scones and muffins are something we love for breakfast and are great to have as a snack on the go on a busy morning. As summer comes to an end I’ve been watching the Great British Bake off and it’s time to start baking at home again.

There was some gorgonzola on offer at half price in the supermarket the other day so I couldn’t resist finding a way to add that flavour into a scone. Looking at what was in the cupboard and the herb pots I came up with blue cheese, chive and walnut.

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Goats cheese and chive frittata recipe

Goats cheese has a soft subtle flavour and it’s good for you too. Lower in cholesterol than cows milk cheese yet still full of calcium and vitamins. This recipe is great to share for breakfast, or as a light lunch or supper with a salad.

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Beetroot & ginger chutney recipe

Beetroot is such an amazing ingredient. I never realised how much the Greeks used it until we moved here. Their diet revolves around seasonal vegetables and the local beetroot is wonderful. When you buy beets here they usually come with the greens attached. Don't...

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Greek muffin recipe

A light tasty and healthy breakfast. It’s easy to eat on the go and just happens to taste great warm straight from the oven or cold the next day. They also freeze well.

This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes and a great way to keep clear of all those processed foods. If you make a batch that’s breakfast for a few days done.

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Turmeric ginger citrus tea recipe

For a great boost to your immune system in winter. This detox tea is just what we all need after the excess of Christmas. It helps to combat all those niggling coughs and sniffles and gives your system the extra vitamins it needs to fight off the winter bugs.

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Cauliflower broccoli cheese soup recipe

It's winter soup weather. Creamy, tasty and low carb this couldn't be much easier to make. Broccoli and cauliflower are in season here right now and make a good hearty soup without the need for potatoes to thicken them. I always make a big pot. Half is frozen down and...

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 Had a wonderful afternoon out with friends, Greek meze Sunday lunch in #Platanos followed by coffee, ouzo and ice cream in #Embona , a great way to escape the heat and the tourists at this time of year. Even picked myself up a new evil eye bracelet. Can you have too many of these? #mygreekislandlife #hamza #evileye #evileyebracelet #greecestagram #rhodes #sundayvibes #meze #escapethecrowds  We are back in the world of electricity. Impi seems extremely happy about it! Some time without it was good, it reminds you of what is really important in life. I'm going to spend a little less time sat at the computer getting easily distracted, instead I'll do be writing and stuff and then switch off. So now I've caught up on emails and messages it's guitar group following by the beach and lunch with friends. We were lucky on this island last night, today is a day to enjoy life.... how will you enjoy life today? #mygreekislandlife #greekcats #whitecat #greecestagram #electricity #enjoylife #summeringreece2017
 Looking for something different to do on a Greek holiday? And something that's free? Experience the Medieval Festival in Lindos on Father's Day every year... more info on the blog link in bio #mygreekislandlife #festival #medieval #lindos #greecstagram #greecestagram #greece #free #holiday #travel #travelblogger @travelbloggersgreece @lindos.rhodes.greece  Sometimes island life still surprises, today and for the next few days we have no electric. There'll be a lot less social media from me, but it's a chance to get things done around here. This afternoon I've harvested the lavender. Wish you could smell it. The hand fan has been in use and thankfully my organised husband got me a solar charger a while ago, we've got a gas BBQ, a gas camping stove, a gas camping light, lots of candles and torches. If I stand at just the right angle, in the right spot of the garden, I can pick up some mobile signal and hopefully 4G. It will be good to catch up on some reading and practice the guitar... what would you miss most if there was no electricity? #mygreekislandlife @aukeyofficial #greecestagram #lavender #challengesaccepted #gettingonwithit #expatlife #noelectricity
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