Moussaka

I have finally made it to my dream island, Santorini. I felt like I was in a story book or in an imaginary doll house on the edge of the world waiting to wake up. Spyros and I went to random roof tops to sit and see the sunset where it felt like we were literally in the clouds because there were puffs of white surrounding us (we were touching them!)

Not only was the island incredibly dreamy, the food was great too. We went to a small restaurant called Aktaion a family owned restaurant from grandfather, father to son right by where we stayed in Firostefani, Santorini. It had amazing homemade traditional Greek dishes. This was one of the restaurants that was a quaint hole in the wall with food to die for. One word for this place: Moussaka. Their moussaka had the perfect amount of spices and was baked in a clay dish to add more flavor.

For those of you who are wondering what exactly this strange dish is it is a mouth watering combination of cinnamon spiced lamb and or ground beef mingling with thinly sliced eggplant topped with a delicious cream sauce (bechamel) and baked to a golden perfection. This is a dish I strive to perfect and test over and over until I get it just right. Test number 1 has been completed and tasted by Spyros and his brother..they said they approved but I want to get it just right!

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santoriniDoll House

spyros

Spyros and I the morning we got there

sunset in the clouds

Sunset while touching the clouds…. haha

Yasas!

~Niki

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