Monday, June 14, 2010

Soccer mania, festival good times and rockin' the Casbah....

We have been having one heck of a never ending winter spring here, but this weekend the sun gods decided to come out and play! We had 3 days of 26 degrees celsius (79 F) temperatures and not a cloud in the sky!  But now we're back to having a cold, rainy week ahead of us.  How do people that live in rainy climates not go crazy? I miss the sun already....*sigh*, but least my lawn is green...

{London in the rain? Pass...}

Unless you've been living under a rock you probably know that the World Cup 2010 is taking place in South Africa right now and soccer mania has begun in our household!  Unfortunately Husbands beloved Greek team did not win their first game against South Korea, but he's convinced they can make a comeback (me, I'm not so sure...but I won't be telling him that!)  Soccer is sacred yo!

This weekend we came out for our communities annual Greek Festival. Three days of fantastic food, games, dancing, live entertainment, drinking and more food all under a gigantic tent!  It's a way for local Greek-Canadians to share their heritage and culture with the rest of the city, it's also known for being a pretty huge party!

{ Say Cheese.  Kid #1 with a sharky painted face taking a swim in the ball pit}


{One of the Greek youth dance groups, can you say OPA?!!}
image: Christina Powell


Sunday night we went out for dinner with friends to a Moroccan restaurant called "The Sultan's Tent." It was my first time trying Moroccan cuisine. Exotic indeed! 

{We rocked this Casbah...}

{Spicy veggies and beef cooked in a Tagine}

 We ate some seriously authentic middle-eastern food and it actually wasn't too bad. I'm not gonna lie though, I was thrown off by eating with my hand (that's right, you can only eat with your right hand) no forks, not even both hands. Challenging? Yes.  Maybe I should try this at home because you definitely eat less and more slowly, though wet-wipes are pretty much a necessity! Could this be a new dieting technique for Mama to try?

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32 comments:

Mrs. Beer said...

I wish we had a legitimate Greek food festival in Vegas. We have a pretty big one annually but the food is just eehhh. There's actually really not even a good Greek restaurant here! It's so sad.
PS By "souvlaki" on the first pictures of the food you posted I think you meant to say "gyro"! I'll take either, though! ;-) I'm jonesin' for a Greek salad right now!!

Suburban Princess said...

WOW that's freaky! I was forming a post on The Sultan's Tent in TO!!! It used to be so different from what it is now...and it seems like it is now a chain! It used to be an out of the way place above a set of stores!

I know a guy we call KK...his name is some long consonant laden name starting with Konstantin....something long I cant pronounce lol...anyhoo whenever I talk about Greek salad he always says 'You know, where I come from, we just call that 'salad'' LOL!

Honey B. said...

Oh ew, we're having the same weather...rainy and dreary...blah!

BUT, I am way looking forward to Greek Fest, which we have in our cute little town every year! Where else could I fill myself with octopus and spanakopita and all other sort of Greek noms that make me drool just thinking about them?? Love it!!

RN Mama said...

Sounds like a very fun weekend, that Greek salad looks yummy! Praying for some sun to come your way:)

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

hey, i just blogged about greek festivals and the world cup too.

great minds think alike.

Pop Champagne said...

mm eating with your hands... yeah I don't think I'm used to that either. granted most of their dishes require you to wrap and dip with bread so it's not too messy but I'd still prefer utencils I think! And one thing I like about greek fest is the FOOD! hehe I love greek food!

Pres. Kathy said...

It looks like you have been super busy! Soccer mania is here too - hope Greece does better. :-)

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Our weather has been so icky too, ready for pretty sunny days to get here!

There is a Greek food fest here in my town next weekend (I think), so I'm planning to attend and eat LOTS of yummy food!

Happy Wednesday pretty girl!

Connie K said...

Wow the food looks amazing and i'm so hungry right now lol ! I think i might have had to sneek a fork in though lmao !

OceanDreams said...

I hope you had fun, everything in all of your pictures looks fabulous and so delicious!

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