Monday, April 26, 2010

poseidon and the pool of honey

Thursday was perfect for a leisurely drive to idyllic Sounio, a town on the southernmost tip of Greece's Attica peninsula. On the very top of a cliff overlooking the blue Mediterranean, stands what's left of the Temple of Poseidon. Poseidon is the Ancient Greek god of the sea— one of my favourites— known for being temperamental, he wreaked havoc on those who offended him with earthquakes and storms caused by a strike of his mighty trident. Unfortunately, the site was closed due to a different sort of strike, so I was only able to enjoy the temple's beauty from a little café with a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.

On the way back to Athens, a feast was in order at a roadside taverna. Toasted bread, slivers of fried potatoes, salad with a slab of gorgeous feta, boiled greens and tzatziki got our appetites going as we sipped on cool wine and waited for the meat.

The lamb practically melted in my mouth, and just when I thought there was no room left in my body for any more food, dessert arrived. A large dollop of thick, tangy yoghurt with a pool of sweet amber-coloured honey.

I think I need to make this delightful combination a daily indulgence.

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