This time, Susan had chosen Shirley Valentine for
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“Sounds like a good diet to me”
“Haven’t you heard of it? It’s called the F-plan!”
What sort of recipe would they inspire?
Midlife Crisis. Former Selves. New Horizons.
Mykonos. A mountain piled high with brilliant white houses. Flecks of intensely blue and turquoise woodwork. Splashes of Mediterranean sky and sea.
The table, only a couple of steps from the beach, set for one. The sunset. The infamous boat journey.
So, out came the book - Greek Cooking, Editions Dimitri Haïtalis - and off we went. -- I say "we", because I did the shopping and invited the rest of the family, but my BH did the cooking. I thought that was only fitting. After all, if Shirley's husband had been able (and willing) to cook, then maybe, just maybe, she would have had more me-time to stay in touch with her real self.
Beef Ragout with Onions, Vinegar and Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 kg of beef
1 kilo small onions (pickling onions)
1 teacup vinegar
1 teacup olive oil
2-3 ripe tomatoes, finely diced
1 bay leaf
2 cloves of garlic
We had the stifado with new potatoes and lots of vegetables,
and the infamous Greek wine, Retsina - the only table wine made from real tables, as the saying goes.