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Poetry

Gyros

Eccles, 22nd September 2021

Gyros

Greek style wraps

you can enjoy any place – any time

running through the Lamb chicken or veg

over everything – herbs and spices and

some of the Greek Tsatziki

(Delicious!)

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Food Greece Holidays Poetry

Kleftiko

It takes time to cook as

King of the greek menu

lounging around in slow bath of tomatoes, onions and potatoes

enveloping the smells and tastes of lemon

fresh feta cheese and oregano

traditionally made this way for years

its slow cooked to let the meat

fall off the bone, and infuse in all those lovely flavours

of course, being Lamb – it serves more than one – be happy to share

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Food Holidays Poetry Tradition Travel

Stifado

#Food #Greek #Dish #Beef #Cinnamon

An acrostic, written in honour of a dish i enjoyed a lot of during my travels to the greek islands.

Stifado

Served up in a traditional greek pot

Traditionally cooked up with beef, tomatoes and onions

It’s usually served up with some sort of pasta

Fresh bay leaves, cinnamon

And all spice give it its authentic flavour

Dry red wine goes as a good accompanient

Of course – if you want it with chips – the chef will be happy to provide them

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Animals Character Holidays Memories

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey

Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey

Travelling from quite a fair distance

Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle

Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan

Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him

Likes to hang about with others of his kind

Except – while he is Black and White – his pal is in colour

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Colours Eating Food Garden Greece

Olive Green

#cyw #olivegreen #olive #green

Olives : Created from Bing Stockart by Inky.

Out in the summer sun

Living it up on Grecian shores

It’s like you were made, for the mezze

Vine Leaves and Feta Cheese

Even the tomatoes seem juicier when you’re around

Gem of a fruit of the vine

Roasted lamb seems to like you

Even served as a stuffing

Enjoyed more now – in jars and in pastes but

Never forget – how tasty you are off the vine

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Colours Poetry

Eggplant

4th January 2020

Everyone our way knows it as an aubergine

grilled and served up with

grated cheese and tomato

purple tinge to its black skin – never known once grilled

leaping to life in any greek dish

and lipsmackingly wonderful on a summers day

note though – best served with oil and herbs

tastes wonderful with a drop of house red

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Outdoors Photography

Serenity

#FOWC #Serenity #Grateful

Trees on an empty beach in Greece, On Calm Blue Waters

Reminiscence of a sandy beach on a greek island

Enjoying the sound of the sea

Lapping against the islands shore

As I take five, under the shade of a cool olive tree

Xpectations – none, just looking forward to the rest of the day

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Freedom of Expression Poetry

Courage

Could you over come your fears ?

On the day I took this photo – on an island in Greece , i

Undertook a feat, i’d never accomplish

Rallying up a number of steep steps to

Achieve a goal – it made me feel

Great knowing i’d reached the summit and

Enjoyed a cool drink in a nearby Taverna

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Art Travel

Greek Temple

A Memory of a Greek Holiday to Rhodes

Enjoy the view – I went up quite a few steps to get this drawing

Temple to Apollo – Captured in Camera and Painted in Painnt

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Food Poetry

Baklava

Bread cannot beat this nutty confection

As honey and nuts combine in the Greek sunshine

Kept in a cool place so it keeps its tasty flavours

Locked in, served with ice cream or a Greek coffee

And normally served up at the end of a meal.

Vexed with the number of ones to try ? The

Almond ones are particularly tasty