Wednesday, December 16, 2009

summer memories

Meet my new constant companion.


Free thermos bay-bay! I’ve had 3 cups of tea today. No signs of stopping. Rooibos; blackcurrant; and English breakfast with lemon and honey (I had a suspiciously froggy throat- I will will will not get sick during finals week!) Now I’m eyeing my sweet coconut thai chai.

Obviously it is vair cold outside. A long scarf is necessary. Preferably foot length (I am so not as good as Ms. Snackface at the mirror shot)


Also, soup is nice:


And muffins, and fruit and veg for scurvy prevention.


I knew I was going to appreciate that soup making bonanza I had.

But rather than just show soup, soup, and more soup (I’m a one track eater of late), let’s talk SUMMER FOOD!

I ate really well this summer. Why? I went to Greece. Furthermore, I went to Greece when I almost had no blog readers. But I love my Greece posts! I read them when I’m cold! So I’m going to re-link to them, and hope now perhaps some more people can enjoy them as much as I do!

Greece is a great place. You never know what will happen!


This picture of me and the sis is from Sumeria Gorge in Crete, where we hiked 11 miles and then enjoyed an insanely delicious lunch and insanely perfect beach. (And yes, we avoided the “DANGER!”)

There’s lunch at a dreamy outdoor cafe in Thissio, a seriously cool Athens neighborhood.

I took my camera on a tour of a Greek neighborhood, complete with local pastries!

We visited the ruins at Delphi and caught up with our Greek family. They fed us. A LOT.

I explored the unreal market and beautiful harbor in  Chania.

We went crazy on awesome hotel buffets.

We ate MAYBE my favorite meal of Greece? In Rhethymno, on the cliffside, by the Venetian ruins, in Crete. Ahh.

We visited what the guidebooks called the most beautiful beach in Crete.

And our final night we went crazy on cheese, fried food, and wine on a chill Athenian Friday night.

Enjoy, and think warm thoughts, loveys!


lesley lifting life said...

Haha, my thermos mug is my daily companion as well :)!

Katherine said...

NOw you've gote thinking about my honeymoon in Greece last summer. Wow do I wish I could be back there right now. So beautiful and such an amazing atmosphere!

RamblingBabushka said...

I want that scarf!! HA! I have a slight (uncontrollable) obsession with stripes.

Anonymous said...

oOO greece sounds amazing. I'm so jealous!

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

I've been getting into tea lately. What is your favorite kind?

I had wanted to go to Greece on my honeymoon but was not able to. I will be checking out your greece posts, thanks!

Pam said...

Cute post...thanks for stopping by! I think it would be pretty cool to go to Greece some time!


Janna (Just Flourishing) said...

I want to go to Greece SO badly. I think Greece is at the top of the list of places I want to go! Every time I see it in pictures or movies it just looks so beautiful!

Emily (The Experimentarian) said...

Hey girl! Thanks for your comment on my cookies! You should totally make them and let me know how they turn out for ya! Completely with you on the never-ending cups of tea. I like to interchange them with hot water and lemon just for variety, but it never stops:) I'm ok with that! xoxo

Dairy Free Betty said...

I would LOVE to go to Greece!! :)

Rachel said...

I enjoyed reading the Greece posts the first time around... and now, I'm going to go enjoy them again! :-)

Katie said...

Love the flashback to Grece... I want to go so badly!

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

I went to Greece in 10th Grade and would kill to go back

Anonymous said...

I love your long, colourful Dr Who scarf.


Penny said...

Love the scarf and jacket. :-)