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Beautiful Whitewashed Greece

“Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”
Gerald Durrell

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

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Krista - Oh how wonderful that would be, @tandysinclair:disqus !! 🙂 I’d love to read about the food you ate on your travels. 🙂

Krista - Ohhh, a catamaran would be an amazing way to explore the islands, @GourmetGetaway:disqus !! 🙂 I’ve only been on one once but had SO much fun!! I’d definitely have to have lessons first too. 🙂

Tandy Sinclair - We were discussing going to the Greek Isles, just this weekend 🙂

GourmetGetaway - Gorgeous images!!
So relaxing and inspiring. I would love to visit, but for I want to explore the islands in a catamaran. That is my dream 🙂 …I will need to learn to sail first 😉

Krista - Thank you so much, @lizposmyk:disqus I’m so glad you like them too. 🙂 They make me so happy and peaceful. I hope you get to visit Greece one day soon. I’d love to hear your stories. 🙂

Krista - I’ve been thinking of the burrata you described ever since I read your post, @disqus_2LQ5qLN5aY:disqus 🙂 It sounds absolutely wonderful. 🙂

Krista - Ohhh, I would love Scotland too, @sarahkenney:disqus 🙂 So much.

Liz Posmyk - Your photographs are glorious, so very vibrant! Love this… have never been to Greece, but would love to!

bellini - Right now I am dreaming of Puglia and staying in a trull. Luscious burrata cheese would remind me of the sundrenched mountains.

Sarah Kenney - Currently I am yearning for Scotland but I totally agree, Greece is so inviting!

Krista - Of course!! 🙂

Jackie Robertson - Easy Peasy – Tuscany!

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