Life has taken a strange turn for me, and I’m in a situation that I’ve never been in before, trying to feel my way through it… I can’t quite describe it to you as it’s still in the process of changing and fluctuating and I’m not really sure what is happening or even what I want to happen. I’m finding comfort in Eastbourne.
Our house here stands on a hill next to the Downs national park
with a view to the sea in the distance. I always find that nature both soothes and teaches me. One day the sun’s so warm and strong that the wild flowers on the downs give off a heady smell that I can’t get enough of and reminds me of Greece; the very next day could look the same, but as soon as you step outside you realize that it’s fresh, cool and windy. One day the sea is dark and serious, on another it’s so soft that appears to not even be there, melting into the sky. So I ask myself, why would we expect anything else from life? All we can do is be authentic, speak our truth and accept the current situation. Accepting is the hard part, I find. Cooking always helps to take me away from the past and into the present moment, especially cooking leftovers, which is, of course, the art of improvisation. We stuffed this “kulebiak”
pie with mushrooms, onions, kale and a yellow pepper, all fried on olive oil with soya sauce and little bit of white wine, then cooled and finally mixed with grated cheddar cheese and an egg, to stick it all together.