It’s always interesting to see what others are preserving at home!
Earlier this year we had what I am calling, “My Great Greek Adventure.” We spent two weeks in Athens and Crete. If you’ve ever considered traveling to Greece – GO! The people are friendly and welcoming, the food is fantastic, the prices are reasonable, and the markets are plenty.
This particular photo was taken at a Saturday market in Chania, Crete. I had to stifle myself there, as I had no place to cook or store the fresh artichokes, greens and cheeses that I wanted. But several vendors were also selling preserved wares. This particular vendor had bottles and bottles of homemade flavored raki, dried herbs – many of which can only be found in Crete, flavored olive oils, and excellent local honey.
Raki is an acquired taste, that I never did acquire. But my husband purchased a couple of different kinds while we were there. I came home with herbs, jam, and olive oil.
Just looking at the photo makes me yearn to go back.