Picnic on a Deserted Island

Wed 23 May 2012

Today’s excursion was to take a water taxi ride with our “Greek” family. The taxi went along the harbor and then to a tiny uninhabited island on which there is a tiny church. The plan was to have a pinic lunch and a swim.

The lunch was yet another Katrina gastronical masterpiece (www.odysseyapartmentsporos.gr). There was Greek salad, a rice dish, potatoes, chicken salad, meatballs, a quiche-like pizza , bread, white and rose wines. All this was crowned by a freshly made apple cake for dessert.

Afterwards, folks swam, chatted, read, and took pictures for a couple of hours.

After the water taxi returned us and we freshened up, we all walked down the road to Katrina’s parents’ taverna down for fabulous family-style seafood dinner.

There were three starters — cheese-stuffed filo, ham and cheese rolls, and fried zucchini balls — along with two salads and plates of sausages with French fries.

Then came seafood platters heaped with sauteed calamari, fried shrimp, fried anchovies, grilled Dorado (a local white fish, swordfish, mussels, potatoes, carrots, and zucchini. In separate dishes there was breaded and fried cod served with skordalia, potato-garlic spread. And, of course, wine and beer.

Following a light dessert of Greek yogurt topped with homemade (of course) marmalade, the group walked back and called it a memorable day indeed.



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