I’m Listening

I’m Listening

I do not know all that I need to know about making a baklava, nor am I aware of the last discovery that has been made of this decadent delicacy. But I listen to the soft whisper and the unknown … Continue reading

The Miracle Worker

After fervent supplication, Saint Phanourios pulled through for me. The one and only, whom according to faithful turn to assist in finding lost belongings. His name derives from the Greek word phanero, to reveal. When such item shows up as … Continue reading

You Were Made to Stand Out

You Were Made to Stand Out

Spanning a half century of musings, the collections that stand the test of time are the ones that I have been derided for, for they are the ones that made me stand out not so much for the limelight but … Continue reading

World Needs You and Only You Can Bring It

World Needs You and Only You Can Bring It

Middle Bear bebops a lot especially when he passes through the kitchen as he transitions from the outside into the depths of the inner. It’s here where he lets his guard down, here is where he is most comfortable to … Continue reading

What Will You Create

Went out and hit a wall of humidity this morning so to bring our body temperature down we made a triple citrus lemonade with an emerald twist…matcha. Baby bear is into the green stuff lately, matcha and spirulina. Since matcha … Continue reading

My Kind of Cosmos

This scattering of asterisks not only intoxicated us with a cosmic aroma but incited musings of a new discovery…Bouchai, a combination of kombucha and chai. A little effervescent and a little spicy over a full glass of shaved ice by … Continue reading

The Great Division

The Great Division

As my fellow Hellenes gather around for the festivities, a great divide among family and friends reveals itself on tables all around the globe. The ones in favor of melomakarona and those in favor of kourambiedes. Two unshakeable faiths, each … Continue reading

It’s Sausage Making Season

It’s Sausage Making Season

and I have no desire to ever indulge again. To be frank, it never felt right to me ingesting who-knows-what, but artisans rouse up so much excitement behind their formulas, you’d be none the wiser if you chose not to … Continue reading

Tried and True

Please accept my apologies for this non-July recipe. It was a request from a special person for a special day, so cardamom clouds in July here we come. While we are normally beach-combing this month and discovering an interesting rock … Continue reading

Drifting

There’s a layer of dust o’er hard to reach places and in far away corners of the nest. I need to desperately wipe them down with my home-made cleanser infused with extra peppermint oil to lift my spirits.Outside the wind … Continue reading