We arrived in the Netherlands on September 5th 2019, saddled with 36kg of luggage and 3 stuffed backpacks. This was going be just some of the supplies that we need to cram into 10 sq. meters of living space.
While Istanbul exists in two continents, Europe and Asia, it had more of an Eastern feeling than European. The contrast is stark, so the feel of the city was something novel for me at the time and upon revisiting over 20 years later, I still feel like it is a passage way to Asia. The vibe, the hustle and the bustle all solidified the idiosyncratic nature of the city.
The Night Train
I was encouraged to travel by train from an article that I read in the Guardian, which promoted the trip as one of the best trips for 2023 according to Lonely Planet. While I have traveled by train before, never in a sleeper carriage.
Maiden Voyage: Introduction
We had been planning this trip for over a year, since I first found out that he bought a boat. The idea was to buy this cheap boat and bring it back to Greece, so we could use it on the weekends with the kids. But as things usually go, life got in the way; time and money were scarce.
GODET Cognac Tasting
Our GODAT Great Classics tasting took place at Apollo Wine in Sofia. After 10 years of offering an expertly curated wine selection online, Doni and Mitko Nikolov finally have a multifunctional space to shop, taste, and learn about wine and spirits.
I find that with every endeavor we embark on... patience is the key ingredient. Asparagus, truffles, rakia... all require a degree of restraint before enjoying the bounty. From seed, asparagus takes 4 - 5 years before the first harvest. Truffles, from the initial plantation of the inoculated tree to the first black diamond need anywhere … Continue reading Cherry Rakia
For years, Angel and I have been creating and producing a variety of different products that inspire us, truffles, cherry rakia, Castile soap, and coming soon pasture-raised beef.
If you can't smell Indian cuisine, you know something is wrong.
Our journey to becoming the first successful truffle orchard in Bulgaria.
Caramelized Zucchini Galette
I am not prone to writing recipes these days since so many already exist in one form or another, but my photo of a recent kitchen creation prompted some people to ask for one. Since my garden has been producing an abundance of zucchini, I am trying to be more creative in their uses. To … Continue reading Caramelized Zucchini Galette