Sunday, October 21, 2012

Eclectic Tastes


Yesterday, Ron and I dined at our favourite Greek restaurant
in Halifax, the Blue Olive.

Besides the food which is made from 'scratch' for each order,
the music is always 'foot-tapping'.

I swear I have Middle Eastern blood in my ancestral line,
which according to one report I do but that is another story for another post,
as I love Greek and Lebanese food. Plus I find it difficult
to stay still while the music is playing.

Hope you enjoy this and have a great Sunday.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love that kind of dancing! I want to learn to do what the last two guys do (no hand-stands).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well then, what are you waiting for mister man! Enroll in a 'winter' (and I use that term lightly here!) program there.

      LOL! Scratch is a wonderful thing....but only for chefs and cooks!!

      Delete
  2. By the way, I've always wondered how "scratch" grows. So many good things are made from it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really enjoyed that video, Jim. I am a descendant of Greeks, and I grew up immersed in this - the dancing and the food. And there are so many beautiful dances. I know a couple of them, but there are way many more beautiful ones that I never learned. Some of my relatives, and some of my friends, can put on quite a show on the dance floor when we get together for weddings and baptisms and parties. I really envy them. And there are so many delicious meals; some I make for my own family. The secret to successful Greek cooking is fresh ingredients, including herbs. What did you eat at that restaurant, by the way?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Something else we have in common, other than the love for photography!
      Well now, what did I have? I started with their Greek salad and then I had a Greek burger made with Nova Scotian fresh lamb with tzatziki sauce and tomato with roasted potato on the side. For dessert I had a variation of baklava except they were in a roll-form and drizzled in chocolate and honey. YUM!
      Ron had lamb souvlaki with Greek salad and roasted potatoes and their rice pudding for dessert.

      Delete
    2. Sounds so good! My stomach is grumbling just reading this since it's not too far from dinner time :0 If I ever make my way out east with my beloved other half, we will visit you and your beloved other half and go eat at this place! I'll even speak Greek to make the whole experience even more authentic :)

      Delete
    3. Martha, you have yourself a deal!!! Now the next flight is leaving at.....lol

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. I was at a Greek Festival once, Pat, and they were teaching us to do this. It was a a lot of fun!

      Delete
  5. Oooh, greek food is the dog's danglies! Stuffed vine leaves ..... Kleftiko ... yum yum yum. What did you have by the way? That video was absolutely fantastic, I am still foot-tapping!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kleftiko! I love them too! Oh I had a Greek lamb burger and Greek salad and Ron lamb souvlaki!

      Delete
  6. Hi Jim,
    Sounds like you had fun. Really like Greek food but not a lot in France (I have to make it!). Lebanese is a big favourite of mine and we often eat it in Paris.
    Ivan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I grew up next door to a Lebanese family and would always be there for lunch and dinner!!! I loved it from the start....especially the 'raw' khibi and grape leaves or in Greece, the Dolmades.

      Delete
  7. What fun! A dance for all (well, maybe not the handstand).

    ReplyDelete
  8. Loved the video!! We could have used it this week at work--The doctor that I work for is as finicky as a cat but loves Greek food--His birthday was this week and his wife brought everyone lunch from his favorite Greek restaurant--We ate like Kings (Queens?) that day and enjoyed stuffed grape leaves with extra tzatziki sauce on the side, tabouli, moussaka and a side of hummus and pita bread--And a greek salad with extra feta. Delicious. Especially because it was all fresh and homemade. And don't get me started talking about the shamali and butgatcha we had for dessert ... I needed a nap afterwards!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This sounds so good Kim! I bet you needed a nap! I think the Greeks have it right when it comes to food!! And dancing.....

      Delete
  9. I just watched this video for the second time.. there is something so light and graceful and coordinated and joyful.. it makes me feel I could almost join in :) impressive soloist!!

    ReplyDelete

Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

Related Posts with Thumbnails