Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Lentil soup 🍲

Soak lentils (1/2 cup) for an hour. Brown chopped onion in oil in a pan. Add drained lentils, fresh water, and beef cube. Bring to boil, then simmer  until lentils are soft ( about an hour). Add chopped veggies and cook until done (10 min.) I sometimes add some tomato paste, hot sauce, and a splash of vinegar to taste as well. You can also add leftover rice to feed more people. 😂

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Larnaca Marathon

I saw this sign shortly after arrival in Larnaca and decided to come and watch. 
But yesterday, after seeing people on the streets wearing green t-shirts, signed up too. Not for the marathon, of course, but for the 1K. I have been walking a lot but not running. Hope that's enough training. 
There is a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 5K corporate, 1K for adults, and 1K for children. A LOT of people running!
Start of the 10 K race
5K corporate had two starts because of the numbers.
I love getting medals!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Migrating south

Since Eidos is hauled out for the winter, I have decided to head for warmer climate. With predicted skyrocketing prices for heating, the further south I can get, I was thinking, the better. Perhaps I might even break even. Cyprus seemed like the best bet when balanced with prices for flights.  After a €50 flight with Cyprus Air (10kg carry on included) from Athens to Larnaca, I gained perhaps 5 degrees in temperature. Not too shabby. 
I spent three days in Larnaca, (nice, but too big for a small town girl), I moved on to to Paphos (very nice, but too noisy) and then a little bit further up the coast to hopefully my winter home. Sunny Hill Hotel and Apartments.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Preparing for winter.

Pepper season. These sweet peppers are now in season so I bought a whole bunch at the farmer's market and pickled some for winter. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Laerke arrived

My new helper arrived on the fast ferry yesterday. Laerke is from Denmark. Welcome to Poros, Laerke.
She helped me clean inside Eidos and made a lovely salad for lunch. The wind has eased a bit, so we were able to eat in the cockpit.