okay..i know..i really cant keep you on salad all week long but..erobintica just dared me too..hehe*
so its another unusuall warm day here in germany and since i seem to join my friend N. on a travel to greece this year we spoke a lot about our greece expiriences before...N. totally loves greece and dont want to go anywhere else..i like greece too..well actually when i first visited greece i hatet it..i spend 3 extremly boring weeks on krete / kreta..which is a very dry and somehow sad island...old men, dogs tied to the roadsides and half builded concrete buildings everywhere..that was the only time in my life that i spend my whole time in the hotel komplex since the outside was so depressing...when i gave greece a second chance and travelled to athens i was already much happier with what was expecting me..athens is a fab city..with a lot cultural stuff going on and a really friendly people even though the traffic is really awfull....i mean if you wanna cross a street..dont pay attention to the travic lights...it doesnet matter if they are red or green..just have a look right and left and if there is no car..just run!!!...so..my third try for atrip to greece were santorini..and what can i say ?? santorini is such an amazing and beautiful island that there are actually now words to really discribe it...its blue waters..all those little white house who like bird nests glued one glued to the next up the hills ...its lights by night..all the narrow little streets...all the shadows...its just very very pretty...so santorini is where i learned to prepare a so called sheperd salad..its the usuall greek salad with a delicious twist since santorini is an island and the people there add some mouthwatering octopus to round the traditional recipe...
great thing about this is the fact that its tasty..and done within minutes...and i dont mean martha steward minutes but nigella lawson minutes..:-)
okay..grab your shopping basket because what we need, even though its not much, you might dont have at home...
pickled grapevine leaves
4 tomatos...i just harvested a few of them delicous red thingies out from my garden today
one half of a cucumber
a red onion cut into rings
feta-cheese & bulgarian white cheese as much as you like
for the dressing..you only need
3 eating spoons of olive oil
...hmm....let me think..okay...first of all take the leaves and put them on a platte..then cut the tomatos into pieces...cut the cucumber lengthwise into two pieces and scratch the seedy part out..goes easily with a sppon..then cut the cucumber into pieces too...and make them join the tomaos in the salad bowl...throw in the olives..cut the cheese into little squares and add them too...chop the octopus and make it follow the cheese...put all the ingrendients for the dressing in a shaker...and..well..shake it..yes..thats right..pour it over the greek mix in the bowl...mix it all good...and arrange it over the leaves on the plate..and καλός πείνα