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

What’s open on Rhodes in April

Rhodes tourist season begins officially with the start of direct flights from around Europe on April 1st. The weather in spring is warm and sunny with great deals available on early flights come and see what the island has to offer.

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Out & About

10 Tips for girls travelling to Turkey

I’ve visited Turkey a few times now. The first time just after my 21st birthday in November 1989 when I went on my first solo overseas trip. 4 years ago I went with a group of girlfriends to Marmaris and more recently on a fabulous girls weekend away in Fethiye. Some things have changed over the years and some have stayed the same. Here’s my 10 top tips for girls visiting Turkey today.

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Girls weekend away – Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey

Looking for a girls weekend away? They are after all essential for our sanity and our husbands we headed to Fethiye in the Muğla province of Turkey. With lots to do and see this is the first in a series of posts about Turkey.

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Undiscovered Rhodes: 10 places to visit away from the crowds

The island of Rhodes has lots of well known tourist spots but there’s also a lot that’s undiscovered by the main summer tourist crowds. Away from the main resorts there’s a very different island to be found. Beautiful places that haven’t changed for decades, where you’ll receive a warm welcome in local tavernas with real Greek food. Discover beaches where you won’t be falling over people to get to the clear blue waters. Find hidden camping spots and beautiful walks.

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Tried & Tested

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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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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Olive, Feta & Ouzo

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

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