Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 28th, 2009

As with tyropita (cheese pie), there are many types of  spanakopita -spinach pie – in Greece, as well as a combination of both called Spanakotyropita, or when there is less spinach (or none at all)  and more greens, it is called hortopita. These kind of foods are staples in Greek cooking so every now and […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2009

When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake. The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here. I made a […]

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I thought making homemade tortillas would be very difficult and reading instructions  on the net I was puzzled if I should attempt to make them or not, as a cast iron skillet was required which I do not have. My friend Ben, of What’s Cooking, is hosting an event Homemade #4 – Tortillas, so at […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 22nd, 2009

Beef is not one of my favourite meats and I don’t cook it very often, perhaps once a month, but this is one of the recipes the whole family loves, especially my younger son.  He visited us about two weeks ago from Switzerland and during the five days he stayed I prepared all his favourite […]

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Continue reading about Pot Roast with Carrot Puree, Vegetables and Gravy

I am sorry I haven’t been around lately as I’ve had this flu the past few days which kept me in bed.  Today  I am feeling a bit better but still I will make a quick post and head back to bed again. I prepared this dish a couple of weeks ago and this is […]

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Continue reading about Lavraki, stamnaggathi, Roasted Potatoes and Greek style Oregano Pesto

Ivy on Μαΐου 17th, 2009

I rarely use my Microwave oven and when I do it is usually to melt butter and some times chocolate.   However, Rachel, of Tangerine’s Kitchen, is hosting the event Microwave Easy Cooking,  originated by Srivali, of Cooking 4 all Seasons,  so in order to participate I google searched and found this recipe.     It […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 14th, 2009

Stamnaggathi are wild greens, with a mildly bitter taste but simultaneously having a touch of sweetness which does not resemble to any other wild greens and is a must for a healthy style cuisine.   During the past years these greens are becoming very popular in all Greek gourmet restaurants and you can rarely find […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 10th, 2009

Thank you all of you for the lovely recipes you made and such lovely words you have written for your mothers.  I am posting the roundup a bit earlier than I have originally announced as we shall be going out to celebrate in a while and if I get any more participations I will add […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 6th, 2009

Orange flavoured cake must have been the first cake I learned to make from my mother and then my daughter learned this cake from me as well. A few days ago I read at Life’s feast a Blood Orange Yoghurt Cake and although I never used to like blood oranges (probably from the name) I […]

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