Spinach salad with taramasalata dressing


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So, so, I was getting really exciting for Greek pic-nic and kite-flying day: Clean Monday or Kathari Deutera as we call it over here in Athens. Yet, for another year the weather has turned a little cloudy, a little too windy, and a little wet. Honest, I am no weather winger. I haven’t complained since I left London, it is steadily sunny and warm and soooo bright. But not this weekend! It’s going to be pouring down and anyone going to fly a kite is certain to re-enact Benjamin Franklin’s experiment. So food, console oneself with food. A light spinach salad with cod roe dressing.

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Clean Monday, Kathari Deutera, taramasalata and ouzo


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octopus Kathari Deutera, or Clean Monday, marks the start of Lent prior to Greek Orthodox Easter and it could well be our national day for picnics & kite-flying. It’s also a tradition to feast on seafood like taramasalata, octopus, calamari and other delicious vegetarian and shellfish treats. Continue reading Facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramby feather