That Greek Blue

My blog ...postcards, musings and observations on life

Greek roasted vegetables – aka Briam!

This hearty Mediterranean vegetarian dish is a weekly favourite in our house.  And as it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, I love it even more! Known as a Lader or Lathera dish (from the Greek Lathi meaning oil),  it’s simple, peasant-style cooking and an absolute classic! It’s traditionally made with potatoes, aubergine and […]

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A touch of red

Touches of red here and there breathe of life… …like feeding strays on a lack lustre day   And lilies framed by Aegean blue.   Of the day’s catch pegged out to dry     And of shutters against a Mediterranean sun…     …and balconies with views into tomorrow…   It sighs as it frames […]

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Iconic Australia

Iconic Australia is a place of corrugated iron roofs in shades of rust and grey Where centuries old fireplaces seemingly prop up sagging walls   And sandstone cottages peek out from behind lilac bushes and autumnal vines. It’s where lush arbors and lawns are the envy of every green keeper   And weatherboard cottages framed by palomino palings are […]

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Spanakopita parcels

Spanakopita parcels… Simply the best thing…  served with a green salad and Tzatziki.   1 bunch of fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped small 1 bunch of shallots, rinsed and chopped 130 g feta crumbled 130g ricotta, crumbled 3 tablespoon chopped dill 2 eggs, lightly beaten salt and pepper packet of Filo pastry Olive oil or […]

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What’s in a name?

Simon and Garfunkel… Parsley…sage…rosemary  and Greek lamb… Growing wild and pungent under a Cretan sun… …better dried than fresh   Chicken… Salvia… Profound wisdom…   Pesto pasta… Basileus…Greek…the King Fawlty…Brush! Remembrance… Anthos… dew of the sea… More lamb!   Mint…   Refreshing… Summer Mojitos… Money… Frannie xx      © 2014 Francesca Muir

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My garden’s guardian angels

Twins… moulded in the same vein… Sit cheek by jowl adorning the old wall.   They see all seasons… through rain, sunbeams and the occasional hail.   The guardians of my garden   Silently oversee all that lives and grows… planted or otherwise! Frannie xx      © 2014 Francesca Muir  

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