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Recipe | Olive oil, orange and rosemary cake

Greece lightening

When most families pack a car and set off on their holidays it is not unusual for them to go through last minute panic checks:

“Did you turn off the lights”!?

“Did you lock the back door”?!

“Did I pack my new bikini”?!

“Did we remember all the kids?”?

So it was much to my amusement when we set off, car full of kids, bags, flippers and beach balls that client A exclaims:

“Stop the car! Did you remember to load the Olive oil?!”

It’s going to be my kind of trip I thought as client B assures client A that yes all 17 litres of the stuff is on board and safety packed.  Ready to roll we made the journey from Athens onto the ferry that would sail us to Paros. Getting a car ferry to the Greek islands was one of the most confusing and seemingly pot luck travel adventures I’ve ever been a part of and one day can have a post all to itself… when I’ve figured out how it actually all worked out.

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Recipe | Vlita, saffron and feta pie

My big fat Greek….Pie

An overnight stay in Athens was swiftly followed by a few hours boat ride across the Aegean to the pretty island of Paros where the gleaming white washed buildings lay backdrop to the colourful myths, legends and modern day lives of the Greeks. The winding streets of the towns, so designed to make attacking pirates lives more difficult, were filled with cafes, boutiques, ouzerias and restaurants. I soon decided this was my kind of place.

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