Olive feta & ouzo

A life of food thoughts and photographs on faraway shores
Welcome, I'm Amanda Settle

Welcome, I'm Amanda Settle

Join me on a journey into middle age as I experience life on a Greek island. With my husband, I'm exploring and getting to the know the cultures, food and languages that we find along the way. Follow us and bring a small piece of the Greek lifestyle into your home.

On The Blog

Christmas on Rhodes – Elpida’s Ranch

Christmas on Rhodes is very different to Christmas we’ve experienced anywhere else in the world. This year I’m going share daily images and a glimpse into what it’s like to be on a Greek island at Christmas.

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Acts of kindness advent calendar

Last year I decided to do an acts of kindness advent calendar. This year I’m doing it again and there’s a free copy for you to download. Don’t get me wrong I love the chocolate ones but having lived in parts of the world where you can’t get advent calendars it’s good to do something a little different.

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Out & About

Rhodes to Istanbul experience the journey

More than just a flight from Rhodes to Istanbul this is an experience and a journey. I’m going for 4 months leaving behind family and friends, pets and a home. I’m going to work and explore, enjoy the next few months and share them with you.

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Find romance in Rhodes Old Town

Romance is in the very fibre of Greece, home to the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, there’s romance in the air all year. Reasons to visit Rhodes in winter, places to stay, eat and things to do within the walls of a medieval old town.

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Tried & Tested

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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Olive, Feta & Ouzo

A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle. 

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