Monday, 25 August 2014

Skiathos fruits ...

When you have too many, what do you do with them ...

Now the oregano season is, almost over, the harvest has been dried and stripped from the stalks. Some have been blitzed and put into jars for later use.

I have not been able to get fresh sage. It's great at this time of the year. No time to get up into the hills to collect some. Drying it would be easy with the heat at the moment.


We have Apples, pears, figs a plenty at the moment. However unlike the lemons it's a short period when they are ripe. We have developed a taste for the fresh figs, which are delicious and so very sweet.


SWMBO has been busy, Fig cake anyone ?




Greeks like sweet fruits, they go very well with yoghurt as a dessert. So now we are trying making our own sweet fruits.




Apple compote, a pear compote, and an Apple pear and fig marmalade. I think the Skiathian 'figs in syrup' is the star of the summer, and hopefully the winter too ...


Here on the island we had some strange weather again. Meltemi Winds from 6am, towering angry clouds, to east and west, rays of sunlight bursting through them, as I visited the bakery this morning. 

Blue skies over the island itself. Later it clouded up, then the sun burned it's way through, and the Meltemi relented. Thankfully no rain as some sites were advising.

This evening the humidity is back, it's warm and that lovely feeling of sweat dripping down the back of your neck.

Yesterday the water was cut off in town most of the day, creaking infrastructure rather than a planned cut to save some of it. The island needs more water, it seems our fortnightly dousing is not enough ...



Over in Blighty, it seems your God (insert preference here), has nominated you for the ice bucket challenge craze that is sweeping the nation. 



Hope you enjoyed your bank holiday monday, and remembered to do everything in twos ...

Two cats two dogs two goats two sheep etc, as they all board the ark ...


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