13 June 2008
Girne Kalesi - Girne Castle
I have just realised that I haven't taken any photos of food since I got here. What is happening to me?
The food has been lovely, just not cooked by me. I pledge to do better, but until then I will give you a little taste of the food without the photos.
The first night we arrived, Graham's mum made us a lovely pasta dish that was packed to the gunnels with vegetables. She fried off some red, yellow and green peppers, with carrots and onions in a little butter and separately cooked mushrooms and green beans. These were all tossed in with the pasta and served with Parmesan. On the whole sauce verses pasta debate, the topping definitely won in this case and it was delicious.
Last night we had little, mini quiches made with flaky pastry. The bottom of the quiches were filled with caramelised onion and topped with cheddar and egg. The feast is only beginning! We had these with crispy potato wedges (the locals are learning the secret of these from Graham's mum), salad, beetroot and homemade coleslaw (to die for). It was so good that we all had extra portions and then felt the need to lie down.
Today we have been visiting Girne Castle and I did think to take some photos there, so I will share a few with you.
Graham & I had left over mini quiche tonight, revamped with mushrooms on top and I remembered to take a photo. They look less quichey now the mushrooms are covering them, but they were very tasty.
I have to stress that my mother-in-law did not dress my plate and in fact it would have looked better with less and more carefully arranged! I could learn a thing or two I think!
And...... look at that pitta bread, so much nicer than the cardboard-like pitta we are sold in the UK!