A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Chicken Linguini in a White Wine-Butter Sauce

    Filed under :Basil, Chicken, Italian, linguini, oregano, Pasta, wine, zucchini
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    This dish was one of the favourites when W came for dinner.  It’s quite simple to make, and how can you go wrong with white wine  and butter, really?

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    Lemon-Oregano Roast Chicken and Greek-style Salad

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    Lemon-oregano chicken and greek salad

    Lemon-oregano chicken, gravy, Greek-style salad

    I was thrilled to receive my first Foodie Exchange package from Faye in Greece.  I sent her all kinds of fun Canadian (-ish:) treats, and she surprised me with an assortment of Greek delicacies:  honey, oregano, coffee, koulourakia cookies, and more!

    Foodie Exchange with Faye

    Mastiha gum and sweets, Greek honey, sesame treats, koulourakia cookies, Natural Mountain tea, Greek coffee, letter and postcard from Faye

    She included a postcard of her hometown, Glyfada, and a letter with hints on how to use each item- including a YouTube link to the song Greek children sing when rolling the cookie dough! …continue reading Lemon-Oregano Roast Chicken and Greek-style Salad