Valentine's day period
are the most faithfully
our Animal Kingdom?
The penguins' particular ways of playing
with each other was terribly amusing to us.
The second opportunity to witness penguins in action
we decided to treat ourselves to one of our favourite Greek restaurant in our area.
We've also been very fortunate to have visited some beautifully
typical Greek islands where we were spoiled with delicacies galore.
savour some truly authentic culinary treats.
However, disappointingly, we figured out that most
other specialty: an amazingly fresh and exquisitely tasty 'Pikilia' platter.
It is one of the few place I have frequented which actually
prepares the plate when ordered as opposed to having
pre-prepared and stored in the refrigerator hours in advance.
This platter also consisted of some typical Greek appetizers of:
'Spanakopita', 'Cheese pastry pies',
'Dolomades', 'Kalamata' olives ,
a few slices of 'Feta' cheese and of course our
favourites... 'Tzatziki' and 'Taramosalata' dips .
Unfortunately, the tomatoes and cucumbers were
a little less desirable at this time of the year.
Overall, most of everything was very appetizingly satisfying.
good versions of Greek food with a little of my Italian flare ;o)
I've also somewhat lightened the calories by tweaking some recipes.
I have pretty much re-vamped the very richly fattening
'Tzatziki'. with a 2% yogurt minus the very rich sour cream.
some of their sweets like: 'Baklava' or the custard
pastry 'Galactoboureko'...among so many others.