Monday, May 28, 2018

It's All Greek to Us!

May seems to be the month when a lot of Greek Festivals take place. Our family loves to celebrate our Greek heritage with the delicious food...




festive dancing...


and religious art. 


This year, my brother treated my mom to festival tickets and a hearty sampling of homemade dishes.



In addition to the baklava and powdered sugar cookies (my mom's favorite), there was a scrumptious new chocolate dessert, which went perfectly with the rich coffee.    



My mom and brother admired the beautiful brick buildings, ornate lanterns, and paintings of two very special saints. 





I wasn't able to make the festival myself this year, but the pictures made me feel like I was there. Hope you enjoyed this little taste of Greece yourself!

~Nel   

39 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

your pics made me feel like i was there too. what a lovely festival.

Sandi said...



I used to live in a town (Richmond, VA) that had a Greek festival every year. I miss it!



The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Greek Festivals are like no others! My son enjoys the one in Richmond, VA like Sandy above stated. I love seeing all the good times and wonderful dancing. I'm so glad Sheri and her son had such a good time. Thank you for sharing Nel. ♥

Terra said...

Greek festivals are one of my favorite things to attend, all that delicious food, Greek icons and jewelry for sale, live Greek music, etc. The festival you show has all the fabulous foods. In my town the festival is held on the Greek church property.

Pilar said...

Looks like a fun festival! There's a yearly Greek Festival here too!

NanaDiana said...

What fun! I am glad your brother and mom were able to enjoy all the festivities. xo Diana

Jeanie said...

I love everything about this post. It all sounds wonderful!

It's me said...

It look Great ...mmmmm delicious food .....give my love to your mom....love Ria x ❤️

Karen said...

The food looks delicious. I remember attending a Greek Festival in Atlanta when I was in college. Glad they had a wonderful time.

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

So nice to see you here, Nel! Give your mom a hug for me!

Ann said...

Every dish looks so yummy
and the event look so festive and full of fun.
Nice of you to celebrate your heritage.

Have a wonderful day ♥

Ann
https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

I am said...

Beautiful pics Nel ,what a fun festival xx

Susan said...

Hi Nel. Oh wowsers. The photos made me hungry for Greek food. Delish! I remember your Mom went to the festival last year, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Marilyn Miller said...

I love, love Greek festivals. The one in Portland, Oregon is in October. Oh the food!!! Love it!

LoveT. said...

Great Images, all the delicious Food!

lovely Greetings <3

Pam Jackson said...

WOW.....it all looks great esp the FOOD! But then again, I tend to turn more to those desserts! Looks like a fun time was had by all and Nel I am sure you would have been there if you could but at least you we there in everyone's heart and thoughts. Beautiful pics.

Louca por porcelana said...

How delightful and interesting!Love your pics!Hugs.

roughterrain crane said...

It must be a great fun. I would like to join the festival, too.

Ann said...

Sheri thank you for visiting and commenting,
however that yellow post of mine was not yet finished when
I hit the published button,
it lacked one more quote at the end and I just thought
this might inspire you...

"His mercies are new every morning..."

in image form of course.

Have a great day!


Ann
http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/2018/05/lovely-cantilevered-staircase-with.html

Carla from The River said...

I did enjoy it. I would love to go along sometime. :-) I am happy you had good weather to enjoy it.
Carla

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I didn't realize your family was of Greek heritage! Ohhh how I love the food! I was never an okra fan... until I went to Greece. We have a favorite restaurant we go to in Nafplion which is just a Take Out place in the New Town so charm is not part of the experience. But they make a half roasted chicken with sliced potatoes covered in a thick lemon sauce and it is To Die For. And of course the Greek salad and cabbage salad and boiled greens and... oh, don't get me started. You frequently see women roaming the hills for those wild greens. Missing it so!

RaeAbigael said...

i am so craving for Greek food now!! :) also, thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog, sheri! nice to know that your favorite color is purple - my hair right now! haha :D have a wonderful week!

xoxo, rae
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love festivals like this one. Sorry you didn't get to go though! Looks like everyone had FUN! Hugs!

Carola Bartz said...

We once went to the Greek festival in Monterey which we enjoyed. We miss Greek food here - back in Germany there was no shortage of Greek food since so many Greek people live in Germany, but here it is difficult to find.

Debby Ray said...

Oh how fun...and that FOOD! OMGosh...it looks to die for!

Susie Swanson said...

Oh yes, your pics made me feel like I was there. Thanks so much for sharing them and your part of the country that I'll probably never get to see. Love and hugs, xo

Walking the Bean said...

My mouth is watering! This looks amazing! Couldn't you eat those powered cookies all day? Did they have walnuts? How was the pastitsio?

Chris

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh goodness that casserole and those desserts have me hungry and it's only 6:50 a.m.!
I know that this Greek festival is a fun tradition for the family and I always look forward to the stories and photos that you share. I wish I was there to go with your Mom!

I love powered cookies too....

Hugs and Love,
Jemma

Pam Jackson said...

Hey Sheri, thanks for jumping over to visit me at the blog. Miss you and girls blogging but I know life gets in the way at times.

Bety said...

Recently so many tasks that I did not have time to look at what is happening to my online friends ... And another time you said, dear Sheri for your Greek roots. It's nice to celebrate these holidays. Your blog is not for food, but now I see the typical delicious dishes of Greek cuisine! Our kitchen is very close, yet we are neighboring countries. Thank you!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh my, all that delicious food! Such a treat indeed! I can imagine just how delectable the desserts were with that rich coffee too. Blessings and hugs :)

Aritha said...

What a food! Love to see it. The paintings are very interesting. Also the colors in it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Delicious food and fun too.
Great times.

All the best Jan

Laura Yoder said...

How fun!!! Spring and summer festivals are always a good time...and the food is usually amazing!

Laura
Black Coffee Beautiful

handmade by amalia said...

This looks like fun. I love Greek food as well.
Amalia
xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful celebration of your beautiful culture. The food looks so delicious! xx Karen

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You not only made me hungry but you made me realize that I need to get to more festivals and outdoor events before the summer disappears! Oh that Greek food and dancing and music . . . so much fun and I'm not even Greek hahaha! BTW, your comment came through . . . this Blogger stuff is a real pain, isn't it???

Chatty Crone said...

I found you again and joined again.

I LOVE GREEK FESTIVALS - they are so much fun and filled with happiness.

sandie