Grilled Octopus in Galaxidi

Sitting perfectly on the Gulf of Corinth between Delphi and Nafpaktos, is the village of Galaxidi, Greece.  Galaxidi was a major ship building center in the 1700-1800s.  Today, it is a must see historic village with numerous lodging options, charming shops and eateries, and a very nice swim beach.  Our host, Theresa at Le Due Sorelle in Spilia recommended…

Winter Kamut and Swiss Chard Salad

I love Swiss Chard!  And I love Kamut!  So, it only makes sense to put these together with some lemon, right?  I thought so…  (I had a little kamut and some spelt, so I combined them)   I am not an expert on the difference between the various grains other than the fact there are wheat berries,…

4 Nights in Kastraki

This is another piece of our Zesty Travel Adventure After enjoying a complimentary breakfast feast on the lower level of The President Hotel, we checked out of our rooms on the 9th Floor and rolled our bags out to the parking garage where our trusty economy sized rental car sat waiting minus one hubcap, of course.  The night before I studied the route to Meteora…

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

The other day I couldn’t help but grab this acorn squash at the Super 1, here in Hamilton…Even though I usually crave these in Fall and we are into January now, I figured we might as well experiment while Savannah’s still here!  Greg isn’t much into cooked vegetables so the girls are better with taste…

Stuffed Tomatoes

A few days into our month long stay at Bungalows Ingrid,  she completely surprised us with her authentic Stuffed Tomatoes which Jorgos delivered to our bungalow door on a rustic platter!  This was the first time we had the dish and we were so excited as we gathered around the patio table,  where the four of us completely…

Oranges, Olives and White Linens

Do you ever feel like some things are just meant to be?  Sometimes, not having a plan can lead to the most wonderful and unexpected experience…  While exploring the area around Tolo, we came upon this hidden oasis set in the center of an orange plantation. Something about the sign just made us pull over and walk down this…

Lost in Athens

This is the beginning of a Zesty Travel Adventure… It was mid April and Savannah didn’t have to report to Oglethorpe University until end of July.  Meanwhile, Charlotte had been busy with her Homeschooling curriculum and had completed all of her 7th grade studies and much of the required 8th grade subjects, so she was slightly ahead and a…

Bruschetta and The Moose

There is just something about the sight of a Moose running through your neighbor’s pasture that strikes fear in one’s being… Here in Montana, it isn’t everyday we get such a treat, but then again you really don’t want to come very close to one of these creatures.  They are scary!!  We have seen 2 in…

Sea Bass and Greens

Today’s post is really a story…A story of a place to getaway or escape the hustle and bustle.  A little Greek fishing village on the waters of the Gulf of Corinth called Spilia.  We found it by fate.  Those of you (pretty much just family and very close friends) who have my book know this place, but today…

Rootie’s BBQ Sauce

Here is a fun BBQ Sauce we make in our home sometimes.  Appropriately named for The Bitterroot Valley and the fact it has Root Beer in it… Try it on a burger or maybe baste it on a whole chicken and throw it on your grill!  I love to butterfly the chicken and even when the outdoor…