Last weekend, Teeny had a very fun and very filling Greek potluck dinner. Those of us who owned Tastes Like Home: Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska made recipes from the book.
It was an incredible feast: Tzatziki (Yogurt and Cucumber Dip), Melitzanasalata (Eggplant Spread), Hummus (Garbanzo Bean and Garlic Dip), Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Kolokythopita (Squash Pie, Hortopita (Mixed Greens Pie), Roasted Kalamata Olives, Greek Salad, Greek Village Bread, Pastitsio, Roasted Lemon Potatoes, Paprika Pork and Cabbage, and Lamb with Garbanzos and Spinach, followed by a magnificent Coconut Cake for dessert. Needless to say, everyone ate too much.
I was happy to hear that those who used Tastes Like Home thought the recipes were simple to follow and easy to make. It was also nice that after dinner many of the guests bought copies of Tastes Like Home to give as gifts to friends and family.
The Greek potluck dinner was held to celebrate this year's successful Klondike Road Relay Race. Every year, various members of the Metcalfe family organize with their friends to form a Klondike running team. This year it was a Women's Masters Team, the Crow's Feet, and they came in second in their class. Congratulations!
Kolokythopita (Savory Squash Pies) made by Kim and Teeny, with help from Barb
Photographs by Teeny Metcalfe