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Friday, August 14, 2020

Greece Food Diary

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By Natalia Alexander 

Get my recipe for Greek Coffee 3 Ways here or below to make coffee like the one above!

Hello there! How’s your summer going? My vacation is over unfortunately…how sad! BIG TEARS. I’m back in Switzerland now to finish the second half of my MBA (whooooop academic and professional goals!) but I did get to spend an awesome month in Athens soaking up the warm Greek sun and eating everything in site, as I’m documenting here in my Greece food diary taken from my Instagram.

As some of you know, I was there during the heightened period of frenzy over the Greek crisis. For my first-hand account of what went on while I was there, check out my ramblings in my Greek Mini Quiches post. ANYWAY. Back to this post.

I wanted to share some pics of the delicious food I encountered this summer and hopefully transport you to Greece for the short duration of this post!

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The pic above is of two cheeky gin & tonics my friend and I enjoyed on a pebbled beach just outside of Athens. I’m really a sandy beach person myself but a little cocktail can make any situation better!

I also snapped a quick pic of my breakfast – Greek yogurt with fresh chopped nectarines and a big drizzle of thick Greek honey. Healthy and delicious! HEAVEN!

Also enjoyed some homemade Greek food made by a friend’s grandmother on the beautiful island of Aegina. We had “saganaki” fried cheese, chicken schnitzel (which for some reason Greek people love — oh the irony), and a fresh Greek salad! Yum yum yum yum.

AND OF COURSE a Greece food diary would not be complete without a snap of the traditional Greek “spanakopita” spinach and feta pie. So good for breakfast or a snack on the go!

This vodka pic is a bit naughty but I just absolutely love the design of the bottle and the whole picture itself. To me this screams summer! I also highly recommend this limited edition Absolut. It’s apple ginger flavored!

I also enjoyed a cold glass of white wine on a warm night under the Acropolis. I’m sensing an alcohol theme in this post……Oh well! Summer is made for enjoying amiright???

AAAND finally I present to you the most amazing club sandwich that was literally the size of my head. I should have gotten my hand in the picture for perspective! But you can trust me that it was huge. A great final meal on my last day in Athens.

TAKE ME BACK!

All of these pictures were taken from my Instagram. If you don’t already follow me, you should! I post yummy pics. Bye for now everyone! Time to study, waaaaah.

Prep time
5 mins
Total time
5 mins
Greek Coffee 3 Ways: Frappe, Freddo Cappuccino & Freddo Espresso
Author: Natalia Alexander
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • Frappe:
  • Fresh water
  • Instant coffee
  • Milk (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk frother
  • Freddo Cappuccino:

  • 2 Cups/glasses for prep
  • Espresso
  • Evaporated milk
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk frother
  • Freddo Espresso:

  • 1 cup/glass for prep
  • Espresso
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk frother
Directions
  1. Frappe:

  2. Add one tbsp of instant coffee to your glass
  3. Add your sugar (optional): 1 tbsp for slightly sweet or 2 tbsp for sweet. I usually take 1 tbsp because I don’t like my coffee unsweetened and having it slightly sweet still lets you taste the actual flavor of the coffee. But sometimes I take it sweet.
  4. Cover with a little water (about 2 fingers high, enough to wet the dry ingredients)
  5. Whir it up until it reaches about halfway up the glass
  6. Add 4-5 ice cubes
  7. Fill with water (or milk, or both) to the top
  8. Stir with a straw and enjoy!
  9. Freddo Cappuccino:

  10. Get a cup or a glass and fill it with 3 ice cubes
  11. Next, pour in enough evaporated milk to cover the ice cubes (about ⅓-1/2 cup)
  12. Whir it/froth it up until it’s really light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes
  13. Make 2 shots of espresso
  14. Add your sugar (optional): 1 tbsp for slightly sweet or 2 tbsp for sweet. I usually take 1 tbsp because I don’t like my coffee unsweetened and having it slightly sweet still lets you taste the actual flavor of the coffee. But sometimes I take it sweet.
  15. Pour it into another cup or glass and add 2 ice cubes
  16. Whir it up for a few seconds to make it cold
  17. Get your drinking glass out and fill it with ice cubes
  18. Pour just the espresso into the drinking glass
  19. Slowly pour the milk cream/froth into the glass and watch it float on top
  20. Insert a straw and enjoy!
  21. Use the straw to occasionally stir your freddo cappuccino to mix the milk and the coffee
  22. Freddo Espresso:

  23. Make 2 shots of espresso
  24. Place it in a glass or cup
  25. Add your sugar (optional): 1 tbsp for slightly sweet or 2 tbsp for sweet. I usually take 1 tbsp because I don’t like my coffee unsweetened and having it slightly sweet still lets you taste the actual flavor of the coffee. But sometimes I take it sweet.
  26. Add 2 ice cubes
  27. Whir it up for about 30 seconds
  28. Get your drinking glass out and fill it with ice cubes
  29. Pour the espresso into the drinking glass. It should be frothy
  30. Insert a straw and enjoy!

Hi! I’m Natalia & I’m spreading the love of food and everything Greek. More about me »

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