After two weeks in Venice and the Greek isles, I am ready to share with you a few...yes, tiny but scrumptious...details of my experiences there.
An Afternoon Delight I bring you from the isle of Mykonos includes a taste of the green blue sea, the clear azure sky and the aromas of lemon, feta and olive oil.
First, buy yourself a bottle of ouzo. Yes, this liqour will cost you, dear one, but the flavors last and last because a tiny bit goes a long way. ( Do also buy a bottle of bubbling Perrier to complement this ouzo. You want to be happy and loose, you see, not blotto.)
Before your Delight arrives, cut open a few lemons and allow the air to refresh with the scent. Dice a tomato, a cucumber, a quarter of a red onion and half a green pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Then add fresh oregano. Just pinch off the leaves in your fingers, darling, and do not wash off the lovely fragrance. Add a good Greek olive oil, no more than 2 tablespoons.
Slice into long cubes a hearty, crusty bread.
Then, put out some fresh feta and dark, delicious black olives.
When your Delight arrives, pour the ouzo. The divine licorice taste blends so well with the Greek salad and the strong salty feta. Then adjourn so that your Delight may savor the flavors of the oregano on your fingertips.
Have a tad more of the ouzo if you dare! It is STRONG. You want your office mates or your afternoon appointments to adore the new you who oozes with satisfaction from your secret, joyous afternoon interlude! (copyright 2009 Cerise DeLand)