As mentioned in the comments of today's Caturday post, I went to a Greek food festival yesterday hosted by the local Greek Orthodox Church. There was food, music, food, dancing, food, carnival rides, food, vendors, and did I mention there was food? I should probably regale you with a list of things I ate:

  • Loukoumathes (Deep fried balls of dough covered in honey, cinnamon and powdered sugar)
  • Spanakopita (Filo pastry filled with spinach, feta, eggs and herbs)
  • Greek salad (Greens, cucumbers, red onion, olive, tomatoes, feta, olive oil, vinegar and oregano)
  • Rice pilaf
  • Roasted lamb
  • Dolmathes (Spiced beef and rice rolled in grape leaves and baked in lemon sauce)
  • Pastitso (Layered macaroni and ground beef baked casserole)
  • Metaxa (A Greek brandy)
  • Ouzo
  • And my boyfriend bought a huge platter of assorted Greek pastries that we have been munching since the car ride home.

What has this got to do with kitties, you ask? I believe I mentioned vendors. There was one gentleman there from Greece who had an assortment of wares from the Mediterranean and the surrounding regions. He had a lot of Evil Eye keychains and jewelry. He also had some Egyptian souvenirs, which included these papyrus paintings:

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And this carved statue of Bast, which now sits next to my lion and leopard carvings in a mini jungle on my end table:

And that's the story of how Mythbri goes to a Greek food festival and somehow gets cats out of it. Also, lots of awesome food.