Spanakopita a.k.a. spinach pie. This recipe is very time consuming but worth all the extra leftovers for the week! Its basically alot of spinach, onions, feta and eggs all wrapped up in a ‘hot pocket’ puff pastry. One day I will make it with filo dough.
Fresh pasta will definitely ruin you.
Yay about the photo selection! Your so work is so good I definitely think more people should see it! :)
In ancient Greece the Gods were determined to take over cities to which each could receive exclusive worship. Thus Poseidon and Athena competed against each other to give their name and patronage to the ancient Greek city of Attica. They each offered the city one gift. Poseidon, God of the Sea struck the ground with his trident and produced a salt water spring, symbolizing trade and a strong naval power. Athena, Goddess of Wisdom created the olive tree which brought wood, oil and food and symbolized peace and prosperity.
The city chose Athena as their patron and she named the city, Athens.
Our day trip to Ojai turned into an informative tour of Ojai Olive Oil Company, a family owned olive grove that grows, presses and sells their own olive oil. What I didn’t realize about olive oil is that amongst other crazy adulterations alot of major olive oil corporations let their olives sit out for days before ‘pressing’ them which greatly decreases the value and health benefits of the oil. For every minute an olive sits out it’s quality diminishes. So, the best olive oil comes from locally grown farms that pick and press their olives right away, and only sell olive oil from the current season.
Also, did you know an olive tree can live for thousands of years? Talk about sustainability!