“Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”
I’ve been dreaming of Greece lately, of Corfu in particular. Of fresh seafood and ice cold white wine and blistering sunshine and clear blue skies and white-washed buildings blinding in the sunlight.
I love the whitewashed buildings of Greece. Their simplicity and glorious contrast against achingly blue skies are balm to my soul.
When I see them I am filled with a desire to throw caution to the wind and embrace a quiet seaside life in a cavernous white house furnished sparsely with rough wooden tables, linen-covered beds, and a closet full of breeze-catching sundresses.
Such daydreams make me smile and compel me to get my white hammock out of winter storage and string it up for luxurious naps on sultry afternoons.
The new way of eating I’ve embraced for my healing most closely resembles the Greek diet: fresh fish and seafood, lean meats, simply dressed legumes, lavish amounts of seasonal veggies and fruit, lots of fresh lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and olive oil.
As I cook with such lovely things in my Aussie kitchen, the scents and tastes whisk me away to sun-baked Greek islands and it makes me happy that even when we can’t travel to the destinations our hearts yearn for, we can always travel through food.
Do you have a place that you dream of exploring?
What food most reminds you of it?
Wishing you happy dreaming this weekend. xo