02 March 2007

Clean Monday

Clean Monday was an unexpectedly cold day, usually it is sunny with good winds to fly kites. This year fathers were running in order to get the kites to fly and children were giggling as they watched them get caught in acorn trees that dotted the famous hillside that the picnic took place at, Τζερτζη, is where a small church called Athanasios is located (this is Arthurs greek name). Normally free bean soup is cooked at this sight, but because of the colder weather is was cooked down in the town. Large pots boil for several hours over wood built fires, they also serve λαγανα a bread specially baked only for this day, olives and halva (a sweet made out of crushed sesame seeds). Dad you would like this sweet it also generally has peanuts in it. I made sandwiches and a salad for our little picnic, enough to feed at least four other people, we ate the leftovers from the picnic for the next 2 days.

2 comments:

jon said...

holy frijoles - that's a lot of beans!

jon said...

holy frijoles - that's a lot of beans!