Depresso: Greece lost its first World Cup game to Korea 0-2 early this morning
This is Greece's first World Cup appearance since 1994.
The good news is the winning recipe of the Eat My Blog Olive Oil Cake Smackdown is as follows:
1. I got wind on twitter that someone would be making something rosemary so I scratched Mario Batali's Fresh Rosemary and Olive Oil Cake. Plus it turned out super dry and overly eggy tasting despite my neighbor giving me the Blue Ribbon nod for trimming his bush. Additionally I didn't want the rosemary to interfere with the high quality 200% organic-from-ancient-olive-trees olive oil sent from Mytileni (especially after all the shipping drama):
2. My friend in Greece sends me a case of olive oil from Mytileni. It wasn't easy: he went to a post office in Athens getting his shipment rejected with the excuse:
"You must hire a carpenter to make a wooden box for this shipment before we mail it to the States..."
So he complies after several skype therapy sessions about why everything in Greece is so complicated.
I get a message from the post office that a package has arrived so I happily hop-skip-jump to my local mailing center. They give me serious s%^& for this suspicious package, telling me
"It better not be oil because that's illegal! They should have known better in Greece..."
I nod mumbling something about it "just being water," sign all acceptance paperwork and hurriedly run out clutching my golden bounty.
I get home, grab a huge knife, and begin sawing away at the old school tweed packing rope to find the following:
"Why did they make me put it in a wooden crate if they were gonna throw it like a F@#$% basketball anyway?!"
Three broken bottles. No problem. I clean off the remaining 9 sexy bottles:
The other case my friend sent ended up getting sent back (although only 1 bottle broke). Go figure.
So this is why I want the true olive oil to shine through. Because I am not using some crap olive oil from Albertsons.
Here are the votes:
Cat Cora: Significant (m)Other, Little Brother, Jenny = 3
North Dakota: Sis-in-law, Dad, Uncle George, Aunt Edna, Mathlete, Kat, Me =7
(My grandpa voted for both but he regularly eats moldy bread so his vote does not count.)
Chow.com recipe by Someone in North Dakota WINS!