Friday, 22 November 2013

Now the storms have passed ...

The sun is shining again ....

Last nights storms passed us by, and the afternoon cleared to a beautiful sunny day. Well what better way to try to clear the wheezy chest, than to resort to alternative medicine ...


It was a real scorcher in the sun, So some Apostolakis tsipouro, with Anchovies, Langoustines, Codfish, Tuna, and Calamari ...

OK I am feeling sun-kissed, and a 'lot better' but the damned chest cold is still there.

Best not mention the cricket ...

Late update: Excellent link posted to me by Janeybos - The Tsipouro story - here

8 comments:

  1. Hi, brought a bottle of tsipouro home with me ,still unopened! is it served with a little water? might try a drop this evening, do you think it might help hubby's cold, he's had it for over 2 weeks!!

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    1. Take one small bottle of Ouzo/Tsipouro
      Bowl of Ice
      A bottle of water

      Mixed to taste ...

      Suggest 2 x Ice cubes, 1/2 bottle of tsipouro in a glass 2inches high topped up with water ...

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  2. 1/2 bottle? the one I bought home is 500mls!!!
    ta x

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    1. Ouzeria or Taverna size is a 5cl bottle, better get on with the medicine then :) ...

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  3. Nice Tsipouro link, no mention of the 'anise fault line' though. I see you have your tsipouro with anise and rightly so since Skiathos falls NE of this very rigid fault line which delimits Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace and the NE Agean islands where anise flavored raki is drunk, from the rest of Greece where raki is absolutely prefered straight (like grappa). Now, someone should post a map of this divide and provide some historical explanation. I suspect it may have something to do with Ottoman vs Western (Italian and Frankish) influence but I may be wrong. Bottoms up!

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    1. I have tried but the Anise ticks the boxes for me. The straight (like grappa) version, always leave me with the feeling, that I am enjoying the painting version of white spirit - rather than the nectar of the gods ...

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  4. And since we are on the subject 'rakokazana' http://cretazine.com/en/crete/crete-life/cretan-tales/item/892-raki-party can be experienced not only on Crete but on most of rural Greece most often flavored by local music and food.

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  5. Great link, and comments - Thanks for sharing ...

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