Hello, world! I'm Eva,
...Okay, not really.
But still. The Mexican food here is awesome.
In my ideal life, I'd live on a big ranch out in the Oregon countryside, freelancing as a documentary film director, taking a hard look at important issues like human trafficking and the global collapse of bee colonies. I'd have a Jersey cow, named Henrietta, and she would look like this:
and have a calf that looks like this:
I'd have a garden filled with flowers and heirloom fruits and vegetables, along with a special plot dedicated to the plants whose seeds I received from my parents, who have been carefully selecting, harvesting and drying only the most prized seeds from their immense garden for the past 30 years, and those plants would make the other plants look bad if they were all up on them.
There would also be olive trees, too. The cold Oregon winter would most likely destroy them, but I would plant them anyway on the off chance that they would survive. My Greek side won't let me listen to things like reason. And this is my dream, after all.
The house would, of course, be a true-to-life recreation of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello because A) It is incredibly beautiful, and B) I am a huge nerd for the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson in particular.
But alas, I am instead living in a medium-sized one bedroom
He doesn't always look so serious. Only when he is hiking.
Gabel is kind of neurotic, even for a cat. But he does weird things that make me laugh, and he does kind of look like a Jersey cow, so at least there's that.
I currently reside in a 1940's bungalow in North Hollywood with hardwood floors and one of those cute little metal mail flaps in the walls in place of a mail box. This also means that there is almost no insulation in the house, so it is always very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Almost like camping!
And I am lucky enough to have a little kitchen with a decent amount of countertop space, which is where I spend a lot of my time, and also why there is so much food on this blog. The counter is also
I also wrote a cookbook which contains the collection of recipes my Mom and Dad have used and refined over the past 30 years at their Greek deli in Portland, Oregon. It is called The Foti's Greek Deli Cookbook, and can be purchased on Amazon.com here.
I hope you enjoy this site. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to shoot me an email in the interwebs.
...Or send me a message on twitter.
Thanks for visiting!