Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

20180517_171126This is probably the least troublesome plant that I have in my garden, as well as the most spectacular.  Not only do people stop and gawk, but the bees are happy to see them, too.

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Greek White Fish Stew

20181126_221503Fresh seafood combined with fresh vegetables simmered in a flavorful broth, topped with a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese, and that comes together in a jiffy… why yes, I’d like seconds, please!

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Freesia (Freesia corymbosa)

20180317_161549Each spring I eagerly await the appearance of my freesias.  Their sweet aroma greets me every time I walk outside and their bright blooms are some of the first spots of color I see.

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Scabiosa (“Pincushion Flower”)

I’m a sucker for old-fashioned looking flowers like the kind you see in a typical English Cottage Garden.  However, England’s climate isn’t all that similar to mine.  In fact, not at all.

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Pumpkin Waffles

20181121_123805It has been an off-and-on tradition over the past several years for me to make pumpkin waffles on Thanksgiving morning.  The only problem is that we show up at my parents’ for dinner already a little full since we stuffed ourselves silly.

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I decided (wisely?? foolishly??) to redo the website format of mostly-greek.com.  So what that really means is that I just finished sitting on my behind for seven hours rearranging almost EVERYTHING here.  However, I think this new format is far better both for the visitor as well as myself.  I hope you agree!

Whole Citrus-Cranberry Sauce

20181118_134750I think it is a law that we’re supposed to have cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.  And pumpkin pie.  Somehow if word got out that these weren’t served, you might be hauled into the public square to be lashed with a wet noodle.  It’s serious.

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The 11th Hour

One hundred years ago, the Great War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  The war resulted in the deaths of nearly 20 million people and set the stage for one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, 1918 Flu Pandemic. Continue reading The 11th Hour