Home Cookin’ !!! “Something Special” …. Special Greek Cuisine, in a Special Greek Home, on a Special Greek Island

On the menu:
Homemade Ouzu Salad Dressing over a Shrimp and Zucchini Salad
Prawns Saganaki                      Easy Ginger and Lime Roasted Shrimp               
Baked Zucchini Fritters           Horiatiki Salata (Classic Greek Village Salad)                                                 

It's obvious from my blog that I'm what you call and "Island Man". But that's not just limited to the Caribbean that I'm blogging about all the time.

This amazing home on the Greek Island of Lesvos gets my spine tingling just as easily.

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And my boy Peter, from the website Souvlaki for the Soul, who has simply best Food Photography blog on the web, is gonna hook us up with Greek Inspired Recipes and great food photography.

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…Oh, and remember I'm never trying to be totally authentic to any ethnic cuisine (if there is such a thing), just a little "flavor and spice" of Greece for my own online cookbook.

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Prawn Saganaki
(….I had this in a restaurant in "Greek Town" back in Chicago, insanely good!!!  …that Feta is what does it!!)

(Click any of the 3 photos for recipe)

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Horiatiki Salata
(…which translates to Classic Greek "Village Salad")

(click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)      Baked Zucchini Fritters "Kolokithokeftedes"

(”keftedes” is the Greek word for "meatballs", though these are meatless)
click photo below for recipe 

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Homemade Ouzu Salad Dressing over a Shrimp and Zucchini Salad

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Will Downing, "Something Special"

ENJOY!!! (…..wlile you browse the post ūüôā )


….about the crib

This project is located on the point of Agios Fokas on the south-westernside of the Greek island of Lesvos on an agricultural greenfield site amongst the olive groves. The only structures of the area are small agricultural buildings – ntam”. Topographically, the 3.5 hectare (8.6 acres) seaside plot is on an incline and planted with 300 olive trees.

The basic issues of the design were incorporating the residences in the topography of the landscape; low-impact accessibility; developing a dialectic between the two buildings; making use of the unconfined view; incorporating bioclimatic elements; and using natural materials.

The building appears to rise from the ground in which it is rooted on the side of the olive grove and to levitate on the side of the sea. As you approach the building and walk through it, its spaces unfold like a movie, and the sea appears gradually, framed initially by openings of the stone elevation; then through shady arcades and deep verandas, that protect from the sun; and, finally, the view opens up on the platform above the cliff.

The two buildings are connected at the level of the roofs, which constitute a conceptual continuity, following the shape of the hill on a lower level.

The houses are on the ground level and shaped as elongated rectangles, designed on the bioclimatic principles of using openings on either side, ventilation and shading. The multi-level inclined roof creates a single room space at its highest point, with an open balcony that faces the interior of the residence. This final level has glass sides with opening segments which help remove the warm air by drawing it away.

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Your Comments I would love to know if this home is available for rental for the summer? Thank you!


Hi Niki,

I don’t know if this home is a rental or not. The homes I feature on my website are found on homeadore.com.¬†¬†¬† Here is the link to this house on Home Adore.com maybe you can track down some info from there.¬† GOOD LUCK¬†¬†¬† https://homeadore.com/2015/06/12/notre-ntam-home-zlevel/

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