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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Greek Deli ~ Greece 2009 ~ Ham Bone Stock ~ Trish's DC Trip ~ Wrestler Tucker ~ Irish Coffee

Good 34ยบ foggy drinking hot tea morning.

Can you believe it's been a month already since Christmas!

I went to this Deli in Grants Pass called Abu's Oasis Deli. They have "Greek and Lebanese" food. I got a variety of foods so I could try everything... being a lover of Greek cuisine!!!

Shawarma is steak,chicken,lamb cooked on a vertical spit or grilled as long as a day. Served atop rice pilaf. And a Greek Salad... honeydew (should have been cucumber!), tomato, pickled beet, Greek olives, feta cheese, and onion:
   Both great!
Spanakopaka (top left) is a Greek spinach pie (chopped spinach, feta, onions, & egg) wrapped in phyllo. Dolmas (top right) are pickled grape leaves (stuffed with lamb, rice, onion, yogurt, and pine nuts). Falafel (bottom left) is a deep-fried ball made with chickpeas. And bottom right is a Lebanese meat pie.  
The Falafel was mediocre. I didn't like the Fatayer. The Dolmas were great, so was the Spanakopaka.

Baklava, rice and lentil soup, and warm pita bread. All good!

A variety of sauces... Tahini sauce, garlic sauce, Tabouli, and some others... All good!

Well, the trouble with this place is that the owner/cook is Lebanese, not Greek. Sigh...

I went to Greece and Turkey with friends in 2009:
(L-R Pat, Laura, Julie, Alice, Mel (niece), me, and Ed... Pat's guy!)
There we had the BEST Greek food ever! I am disappointed in this Abu's Deli, as they are not Greek, but Lebanese. Not the same.

I checked for any other Greek restaurants in the area, one in Medford (a mix of Italian and Greek and low ratings) and one in Ashland (also low ratings) Guess I'll quit looking!

Historically this date.....
1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

1996 – Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes, and violent clashes in CairoAlexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

And births this date include....
1931 – Dean Jones, American actor (d.2015)

1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress

1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
Later I had simmered the ham bone all day Monday so it was time to store the broth and the leftover ham in the freezer. 

     This and a ton of vegetables and maybe rice or.... will make a great soup!

Also, Brian told me to run the generator after turning off the gas, until it runs dry. Let the carburetor cleanse itself.

Then I straightened out my checking account and read the emails Trish wrote about her time in Washington DC with son Daryl at the Inauguration. What an adventure!!! 

Yesterday Tucker was in his first wrestling match... and he won!!! Hopefully I'll get to see one of those matches! Also maybe I'll have a picture, soon! This is from a video Jen took at the match...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 25th
National Irish Coffee Day