Yesterday I got some extra special presents that came all the way from the US.
I've wanted to try American-style pumpkin pie for a long time now, but in this part of Greece it's not easy to find the appropriate pumpkin. Plus, if I even got my hands on one and tried to cut it open, the kitchen would look like Armageddon afterwards. So now, I'll just try to make a successful base for the pie. Any recipe suggestions?
It always amazes me how people who visit Greece are crazy about stuff like Greek salad and tzatziki. I guess an American would wonder why I'm so... mesmerized by pancakes. And I know they're easy enough to make from scratch, but I'm sure some Trader Joe's mix that has flown all the way over the Atlantic will make them taste better in my mouth! (What I liked about this box is there are all kinds of recipes printed on it; oh, Trader Joe's I miss you every day!)
And of course, you can't have a proper pancake dish without any maple syrup. Maple syrup is really hard to find in Greece and each bottle costs around 9 euros. So, I'm thrilled to have a small bottle in the kitchen right now. (I'm going all Gollum here:)
Last but not least, a box of mints with a picture of Abraham Lincoln on it. This will be a good chance for my students to learn who he was and win a mint or two!
Have a great day! :)