All Things Greek, mmmm

I just returned home from a few weeks in Greece and Romania, and while I certainly have stories to tell, and many fond memories of places and events that happened while I was there, I have to say, the most memorable moment was when I tasted honest-to-God real, rich and creamy feta cheese for the first time in my life! I mean, I’ve had feta cheese many, many times, but never, EVER like this!

Greek Steak Salad

So I am on the hunt for that same flavor and texture, and if I find it, you’ll hear about it, that’s for sure. Meanwhile, I am loving all things Greek in our meals these days. This time of year, I often love Greek salads as a delicious way to enjoy a variety of flavors all in one meal: not only feta, but also cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, and grilled chicken or salami or something a little extra- all tossed with a zesty red wine vinegar-based dressing loaded with garlic. Mmmmmm….

For tonight’s dinner, I have been marinating a couple of steaks in red wine, vinegar, lemon, garlic, oregano, and sun-dried tomatoes from our garden. I’ve grilled those up and will serve them atop a crisp salad with the last of our tomatoes, garbanzos, pistachios, and raisins. And life is good.

Love to travel. Love to bring it on home 🙂