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Another year has added up on my shoulders but I am content. I have a wonderful family around me to share these years with.

This morning I have been trying to make my birthday cake but the telephone has been ringing like mad. Relatives from Cyprus, relatives from Sparta and friends here and there to give me their wishes. Thank God that I made the sponge cake yesterday.

I am preparing my Torta Fragole which I will be submitting over at Mike’s table. However because of the phones calls I am late in preparing it as I want to have it ready by lunch time, which will also be a late one as I have delayed the food as well. Anyway, I have prepared the Creme Patisserie and until it cools down, I have sat to rest at the computer and saw the click event.

I have made made extra Strawberry Sauce to put on my birthday cake, so I am submitting this for Jai and Bee’s March Click photography event over at Jugalbandi. If you have yet to visit their blog:, please so. You will get to see lots of nice things: food, photographs, travel etc. This month’s theme is “Show Us Your Metal” and I will serve the sauce in a silver bowl and silver spoons which I brought from Cyprus.

If you visit my blog later today you will also see the recipe for this Birthday Cake.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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23 Comments on Happy Birthday to me!!!

  1. vernalisa says:

    Dear Ivy
    I followed your link from The GROUP I am so happy I found someone as passionate as me for food.I go by chef2 .I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and please come by my recipe board I have over 500 members and they would all adore you and your recipes .
    Have a Happy Day Vernalisa
    follow my link also

  2. Ivy says:

    Thank you very much vernalisa. Shall check into your recipe board later on. Thanks for passing by my blog. I hope to see you again.

  3. Pixie says:

    Happiest of Birthday’s to you sweetie and many more to come!!

  4. vernalisa says:

    I will be back every day thats a big promise.Again

  5. Elly says:

    Xρόνια πολλά, Ivy!

  6. a kelly says:

    Happy Birthday Ivy!
    Hope you have a great day of celebration with family and friends. I’ll be back to see the cake!

  7. Ivy says:

    Ευχαριστώ (Efharisto). Thank you Elly

  8. Ivy says:

    Efharisto, thanks to all of you.

  9. Peter M says:

    Happy Birthday, Xponia Polla and have a wonderful day…30 forever right? lol

  10. Ivy says:

    Thank you Peter. 35 is more reasonable, considering my son is 25.

  11. Bellini Valli says:

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday “sis”. Sorry I couldn’t come over to give you my filakia (XOXOXO)in person. I know that you were surrounded by much love and happiness.Have a great day!!!!!!!

  12. Ivy says:

    Gia sou sis, efharisto kai filakia.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi Ivy:)
    just came to check for nistisimo recipes and see u have celebrated birthday!
    i wish u all the best..may ur life be as sweet as the cakes that u make and may ur health be as good too:) take care
    all the best

  14. Lulu says:

    One of the signs of the obsessed cook:

    “Makes her own birthday cake.”


    Hronia pola!

  15. 'Chef' says:

    Hope you’re having a wonderful birthday my friend, with many, many more to come!

  16. Ivy says:

    Eva, Thanks for your wishes. Hope you have found some nistisima. I never thought of tagging them under nistisima. I do that in the Greek recipes. See under vegetarian.

    Thank you Lulu. It’s not that I’m obsesses but frankly I do not like the ready made ones, too sweet, no taste, lots of preservatives just fancy looking.

    Crystal thank you very much.

  17. Rosie says:

    Happy belated birthday dear sweet Ivy :) Hugs Rosie x

  18. Ivy says:

    Thank you so much Rosie.

  19. Cakelaw says:

    Happy birthday Ivy!!!

  20. Núria says:

    Dear Ivy, I feel so bad I wasn’t there to wish you a happy birthday on March 27th!!!!!!!!!!!


    Hope it was a great day for you and your family and that all your wishes come true… you deserve it♥

    Love your picture of Metal… what beautiful spoons and bowl. Is that a crossed stiched cloth hand made? I used to do a lot too!

    Hugs and kisses to you darling!!!

  21. Ivy says:

    Nuria, my friend, don’t feel bad. There are time that we are so busy we cannot visit all our friends. My birthday was on the 29th.
    About the embroidery, it is called Lefkaritiko (named from the village of Lefkara). It is not a cross stitch but it’s technique is unique. When Leonardo Da Vinci visited Cyprus he brought back to Italy embroidery. If you want to read more, I am giving you a link.

  22. Peter G says:

    Χρονια πολλα Ivy.

  23. Ivy says:

    Ευχαριστώ Πέτρο.

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