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Actually there is a saying “when Greek meets Greek, they start a restaurant.” Well, maybe not so true, but it is true that when a Greek meets a friend, they sit down to eat. I tested this out just last week. (see end for bar joke)….

There’s this local Greek restaurant right down the road from where we live, and it is not unusual for the owner to serve you the food himself. There is an immediate sense of family the minute you walk in -bound together by the love of food. As we were dining, the owner came to the different tables to greet the guests and on more than one occasion he brought the food out himself. Nothing stuffy here, just friendly people eating in a family-like restaurant.

If Greek food is something entirely new to you, here is a sample menu to use for an instant Greek party: olives, cheese, figs, olive oil, lemon, wine, wheat pita or bread add some chicken and you immediately and easily have a Grecian meal.

Here is one dish that is easy to prepare and very tasty: The Greek Salad.


Greek Salad:

Greens that you desire- I like mixed greens but it is not uncommon to use green lettuce such as iceberg.

Thinly sliced red onion, bell pepper (any color), cucumber, radishes, celery: Cut greens and vegetables – place in bowls.


1/4 cup olive oil, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, 1/8 tsp salt, pepper to taste, 1 tsp oregano (mix together all and pour over salad)


Greek olives, feta cheese: place garnishes atop salad

Serve and enjoy! and to end all “walk into a bar joke” here’s this:

“An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and an African walk into a really upscale bar. After scrutinizing the group, the bartender says “I’m sorry, but I can’t let you in without a Thai.”

Thanks for stopping in!