And then. The top layer was wet.
I pressed my face into my wet belongings sniffing for olive oil, wine, etc. Nothing. It was just the airport rain perhaps. I celebrated the successful shipment with a glamorous photo shoot, poolside.
Mastiha Liquor from the Mastiha Shop.
Mastiha is the magical gum mastic product from the island of Chios.
No, not weapons of mass destruction. The mahlep is used to flavor tsoureki and the like and Greek style vanilla is just James Bond.
Another dicey one: Mastiha Crystals which I hope to use making some of KaliOrexi's toally awesome recipes.
Quince preserves from our local sweet shop. In Greece I eat this every morning with graviera cheese and sesame crusted bread. And copious amounts of decaf coffee my Aunt Mary tricks me into drinking on the notion that it's real stuff.
Greek honey for my dad. He is half Greek bear half monkey. That's why I have long arms and like sweet things.
Greek Chocolate bar with Mastiha.
More Greek Chocolate: Sesame style.
Fancy, natural and kinda expensive fava
Traditional Greek tea with saffron and honey. Sooooo goood!!!!!!!!!!
Chestnut marmalade from the mountain village of Dimitsana.
Two grocery store olive oils and one from my friend's family in Mytilini.
Greek Cabernet Sauvignon. This one is experimental.
Perhaps the biggest brow raiser of the loot: Tsai tou Vonou also known as Mountain Tea. Because it cures everything and always makes you feel better. If I'm feeling extra sick, Aunt Mary adds a shot of whiskey to my tea.
Olive oil tasting to come...