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Posted on: June 23, 2012

This is amazing! I hope to make it when I have a proper oven.

Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives

Dear Readers – First off, the above is a transitional header and name (desserts and line drives was too long).  I still haven’t decided where I’m going to go with this, but I got sick of looking at that old header!

Secondly, please excuse these old photos, but love this cake.  Not only is it cool to look at – but it’s moist, delectable and easy to make. Thank you.

Back in January of 2011, my computer crashed.  The hard drive was annihilated.  I lost all of my photos. Some of those photos were of two treats that I mourn to this day.  One was a beautiful Torte Milanese – layers of colorful, roasted vegetables, serrano ham and softly scrambled, herbed eggs encased in golden puff pastry,.  The other was a Gateau Basque, best described as a mix of a cake, cookie and pie, from the Basque region of France, filled with luscious almond…

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Today is the funeral for the Dad of a girl who the kids have grown up with. She has an older sister but I barely know her. (Nefeli the younger sister practicaly lived at our house for awile.) Taki knew him. I only knew him well enough to say hi if we passed in the street. He has been fighting Cancer for the last few years. He was 53. Death is a part of life. I know that. I am sad for the loss of a man that I barely knew because I adore his youngest daughter. He will not see her graduate from H.S. or go to College/University or get married. Again I know this is a part of life. Didn’t Uncle Noel die at 32? I know about death. Maria was let off work from 11:30 until 16:00 so she can go to the funeral. (That was kind and generous of her boss. She assumed she would have to return to work after the funeral.) Nefeli is coming to our house to leave her sister’s dog for however long they need.

A freaky accident happened here yesterday. A brother and sister came from Athens with their lawyer for a one day trip here to fix some papers. They did what they had to do. They were on there way to Athinios (our port) to leave the island. Their car was found in the water. They all three died. No one knows for sure how they ended up in the water.

 

Michael-John is spending the day with a girl from his school. Both of them are friends with a Greek actor who is their age.  He is here on holiday and a break from work. (This girl’s Dad and the man who is being buried today are/were close friends and business partners.)

 

George is at home today. I don’t know if he will go to the funeral. He will work with me later today here at the store.

 

Tonight Greece plays against Germany for the finals in the soccer (football) tournament. I will work a double shift so Taki can watch the game.

 

Taki took our 90 year old friend to the eye Dr. He has a cataract that needs surgery. I was I was here at the store so Taki could take him. When they got back from the Dr. Michael-John and I walked up to the pharmacy. I bought medication for my period. It finaly started today. It has been on it’s way for the last two weeks…uugghhh. I only mention it because today I am going to do another VERY long work day. In the last week I had two 10 hour shifts, two 12 hour shifts, one 13 hour shift and one 15 hour shift. The day after the 15 hour shift I told Taki I was not going to the store in the morning. A friend picked me up around 14:30. I got some much needed sleep and housework done. I did those extra hours because of the soccer  (football) playoffs and Taki had a horrible stomach virus.

 

Elizabeth and Regina are back in Austria now. I got to see them two times while they were here for a week. I met them once at Kapari and once at the Tomatini’s new American Burger place. I loved the burgers. Michael-John liked them but the girls found it to be too heavy for them. I want to again. lol They as usual brought me presents. A pink bright Pink bag, a tiny coin purse shaped and painted like a Pink kitten head, filter coffee, a medium sized red Tupperware bowl, a small dark blue Tupperware bowl, postcards (mostly of cats), 50 Euros were inside the tiny coin purse, a huge chocolate for George and Michael-John, a small bag of Mozart chocolates for the boys too, a small bag of chocolates for me, a box of these caramel-nut-chocolate things for me,  a small bottle of Mozart Chocolate Schnapps for me (this Schnapps is not like the sweet stuff I used to drink in America, it is like White Lightening meets the hair of the dog that bit me), I also got a set of 6 tiny different flavored Schnapps in cute jug shaped bottles, some doilies, four pair of socks and that is all I remember for now. That is more than enough. They bring Galatea even more than that. They brought Galatea this incredibly beautiful scarf that I wish they had given me. Galatea was showing it off at the Kapari restaurant because she KNEW that I would LOVE it. lol

 

I have held you here long enough, have a great day with love, Deb

It’s Baseball Season … let’s make some bats & balls!.

This is from the Sweet Simple Stuff blog.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

I always want to use our card to get into the parking lot behind our shop. It’s free for us. Taki always wants to park behind someone else in the free parking across the street from our shop. This means at some point he has to move the car to let someone leave. That means he parks where they were. Thus taking up a parking space that we don’t need. Anyway…this morning he took my advice, he took the parking card, swiped it, the gate lifted, he started pulling into the parking lot and poompfff…the drivers side front tire went flat as flat can be! So…

On Friday June 8th Michael-John at the very young age of 12 took a boat trip to the island of Folegenthros with his 6th grade class. I was so nervous until he got back. He loved it! He has posted a few photo’s on FB and I had him tag me so they can be on my page too. He brought me some postcards. That is what I asked him to bring me. He bought Maria a gorgeous scarf/wrap in the brightest prettiest dark sky blue. The funniest part of that is that she had gone shopping and bought a fancy pair of Summer shoes in the same color. M-J says everything there is more expensive than here on Santorini.

George went to take a final today with a sore throat. He can’t even swallow. Poor kid, not the right way to take one of your finals. I was planning to go home to make him tea and look after him. I can’t go anywhere with the flat tire.

We have had strawberries in the store the last few days. A lady on a blog I follow shared a recipe for No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake. I wrote  down the recipe and got excited about going home to make it. In between customers I decide to gather the things I will need to make the cake. I start lol…the strawberries some time last night after I left. OH WELL! This is the site that the recipe came from…

http://www.thekitchn.com/

 

 

The weather today is horrible! The island is covered in fog and the sun is fighting to break through. Everything is heavy, damp and sticky.

I talked to Galatea earlier. Elizabeth, Regina and a cousin of theirs has arrived. YEAH!

I borrowed this from the blog 4 You With Love.