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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Many years ago I took my oldest son to Kos for a short 14 day beach holiday. Not something one would do these days.
We had a fabulous time, riding around on mopeds, and island hopping in small boats for BBQ's, etc. Apart from the sweltering temperatures, it was a perfect lazy holiday.
One of our highlights was the nightly visit to some ramshackle beach taverna (of which there were many) to eat Macaroni Pie, and (for me) to drink Retsina. Macaroni Pie was on every taverna menu, and was excellent. I soon discovered that it's real name was Pastitsio, but in Kos it was always called Macaroni Pie.
When we returned to France, I recreated the dish on a regular basis (not difficult), and for us it became known as Marconi Pie. It is still called as much.
My version is a bit simpler than Rick's, but still absolutely delicious.
KITCHENS & CASTLES ..........
*The other weekend, we went to stay with our daughter and family who live
in the beautiful 17th century town of Stamford.*
* I'm not showing you any of S...
3 days ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!