Today is our first day of Sarakosti.
It's the beginning of our fast.
We won't eat meat or products that come from meat like milk, eggs, cheese e.t.c., till Easter on April 18th.
The next day will eat lamp on the spit.
But till then, no meat.
The first day of the fast we call it "Kathara Deftera" (means Clean Monday).
We clean our body from foods that contain blood and our mind and soul from bad thoughts and habits.
At least we try.
We had lunch with my sister, Marina, and her family.
The menu of the day was:
Lagana (it's bread kneaded in a special way),
octapus with oil, origan and vinegar,
shrimps with green pepper, carrots, onions and parsley,
potato salad with shrimps, tomatoes, cucumber and olives,
taramosalata (salad with tarama, the egg of the fish),
white beans with onion and parsley,
fried potatoes for the kids
and for dessert we had halva (sugar, tahini and dark chocolate).
After our lunch we went for kite flying.
This year we flied two kites.
One for the girls and another one for the older kids (me and my hubby).
We had a very special and funny day!
Next week i'll show you how we spent the carnival before the beginning of the fast.
to see other beautiful places of our world.