Monthly Archives: September 2011


Painting rocks I find by the Aegean in Halkidiki, Greece.      Kalimera = Good morning! Agapi = Love Eftihia einai mia apofasi = Happiness is a decision Advertisements

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Glorious Figs!

….Kadota, Everbearing, Brown Turkey, Nero….Flanders, Black Mission, Pingo del Mel, Lee’s Perpetual….and the names continue for that lovely fruit, the fig. Our trees and our neighbor’s laden branches hanging over our fence are producing lovely figs this year. Although I … Continue reading

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I won a blog writing contest!

I just discovered that I won the 2011 Knoxville Writers’ Guild contest for blog writing!  I am amazed and very thankful that others considered me.  My entries were Pantzaria (January 7, 2008) and Cherry Liqueur  (November 10, 2008).

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Who can resist nice, smooth rocks?

Yianni and I went swimming yesterday, and the beach was all ours. If you want to visit Greece, plan it in September. The tourists have gone home, and Greek children began school on Sept. 12. I couldn’t believe how empty … Continue reading

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Quick Gazpacho!

We love horiatiki salata, a Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, bell peppers, and feta cheese with a splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar. It’s a daily staple in our life here. However, my husband recently had dental … Continue reading

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