Caponata and Tahini Hummus on toasted baguettes.......a toast to The Olive Farm

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Expatriates-in-paradise genre - One of my favorites!



"I am in the south of France , gazing at the not-so-distant Mediterranean , falling in love with an abandoned olive farm," Carol Drinkwater writes. "The property, once stylish and now little better than a ruin, is for sale with ten acres of land."

Caponata and Tahini Hummus on toasted baguette


When I read my escapist ex-pat literature and dream of southern France or Italy, the mental images of eggplants, caponata and tapenade come to mind. The little bites of appetizers you might enjoy sitting in the shade of Carol Drinkwater's patio, the hot breeze licking your cheek as you sip an ice cold glass of white wine and nibble bruschetta.

Eggplant, tomatoes, celery, onions, olive oil, wine vinegar, capers and sea salt........all natural stuff.....



I am cross posting here.....For full review I posted on Novel Meals...no spoilers as it's a memoir!

Cheers!

8 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh...dream... I get almost fanatic about wanting to be an expat. Does that sound horrible? I can just imagine my life in a new country and new lifestyle. Sigh.

Pierce said...

I do the same............we've looked into it and some countries are easier than others to move to......but, the finances are the crippling factor!

Drick said...

what happened to the days one could just pick up and move to another country, become a expat with no worries of finances... or is that just in movies? - nice looking appetizers

Janel said...

Looks great! I love hummus and books about life in other countries.

Katerina said...

All these flavors are so mediterranean and so familiar to me!

Pierce said...

Drick, I think that was a long time ago! For what it's worth, Costa Rica is pretty easy to move to and Ireland would allow us to take our dogs as long as all papers were in order. England requires a proven source of income of at least $25,000.

Janel - me too, I can "travel" that way!

Katerina - and you know, they are some of my favorites...would love to visit Greece one day!

Anonymous said...

I loved Carol Drinkwater's books ... and hoummous *dribble* Now imagining hot breezes and ice cold glasses too :o)

Pierce said...

Ah, but you are able to enjoy that particular fantasty of mine, Mrs L....lucky :-0

I love her books too.....she sure works harder than I do though at that olive farm.

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