The other weekend Jason and I were in Athens visiting some friends. If you haven’t been to Greece it should definitely be on your to-do list. It is so old and historical and the people are some of the most warm and happy that we have ever met. Plus, they love to eat! Needless to say we ate alot.
We stayed with our friend George, who runs the best hotel in Santorini. One thing we noticed about greek cuisine is the use of the word salad, which boils down to a spread or dip for bread. They are commonly cheese based and contained very little if any greenery, but I was not complaining.
George made us something called Dakos, which of course he described as a salad. I would say it is more like a Bruschetta. But calling it salad sure makes you feel better. It has the essential tastes of Greece and is something you can eat all day long but preferably with ouzo.
Jason and George at Cape Sounion in Athens
With Thanksgiving around the corner it is a good time to brush up on some pumpkin recipes. And as it is Secret Recipe Club time it is always fun to see what other people are cooking and baking. I was given Family Friends and Food, which is a great blog! I also really love the name! It really sums up what cooking is all about.
The recipe I chose was Mom’s Pumpkin Bread. You know it has to be good when it is a family recipe! If you haven’t noticed by now we are always trying to create healthier recipes. I used agave syrup instead of sugar, apple sauce instead of oil, and no eggs. While the bread still turned out OK (and definitely healthy) I think sticking to the original recipe would have turned out much better. I am going to post the original recipe as I think the real thing is worth it!
It is the holidays after all! Enjoy.