Halvas (plural halvades) is a kind of pudding found in many cultures.  It is one of the most simplest but delicious  desserts.  In order to make it you should remember the 1 2, 3, 4 ratio as follows: 1 cup fat (butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, ghee, or a mixture of butter and oil), 2 […]


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Ivy on November 16th, 2015

  When I made my Baklavas Tart, I had four leftover phyllo sheets and lots of leftover smaller pieces.  Usually, when I have leftover phyllo I shred it into smaller pieces and make this easy Tyropita (the second recipe). However, on that day I also had some leftover Pollo alla Cacciatora (Hunter’s Chicken Stew) which was not […]


Continue reading about Kotopita tou Kynigou (Cacciatore Pie) with Leftovers

After being in Athens for fifteen days we are back to Assini temporarily as we have a few things we need to do here before going back to Athens again.  The weather forecast looks good for the days we will be here so we did not miss this opportunity and went swimming at Tolo yesterday. […]


Continue reading about Mpiftekia Revithion (Vegan Chickpea Burgers) with Zucchini and Bulgur

Today is my eldest son’s birthday.  He came from Cyprus two days ago, where he is working, and will stay with us for a month. Happy Birthday George!  We love you and miss you so much! Before coming to Athens he made a stop in Crete to visit some friends of his, where he sent […]


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The past week the temperature has dropped abruptly and it went at least ten degrees down.  With temperatures now being around 16oC, it’s time for comfort food to keep us warm. During summer we would eat dried legumes in salads but now it’s time for stews and soups.  Dried legumes are cheap and have a lot of […]


Continue reading about Revithia Giahni with Kafkalithres and Myronia (Stewed Chickpeas)

Ivy on October 22nd, 2015

I have no words to describe this amazing sauce I made.  After experimenting a few times, I think that this almost resembles store bought garlic sauce but without the additives and made with  the finest ingredients.    The best part is that it takes less than five minutes to prepare! I’ve made this sauce using […]


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Ivy on October 17th, 2015

Fassolada me Loukaniko (stewed beans with sausage), is a rustic, hearty, nutritious and comforting Greek bean stew which is perfect for the cold days ahead of us. The recipe is similar to the classic dish but the addition of the sausage adds much more flavour. Although the weather is still warm here in Assini and […]


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Ivy on October 2nd, 2015

  Today I have great news to share with you.   BHMAgourmet, a Greek magazine, is hosting the First Food Blog Awards and my blog has been nominated in the category “Best Greek cooking in English”.  I will greatly appreciate it if you like my recipes and find the time, to vote for me here,  at the […]


Continue reading about The Best Chocolate Honey Baklavas Tart

A few days ago I had some guests and one of them was having her birthday in a few days.  She would be turning 85 so I wanted to do something special for her. I wanted to surprise her with a Birthday Cake, so a few days before, I visited a few confectionery shops in Nafplion […]


Continue reading about White Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Cherry and Pasteli Cake

I’ve been away from blogging and the social media for a month and if it wasn’t for my blog’s anniversary I would still need some time to rest, as I’ve been quite busy lately. When I started blogging in 2007, I never imagined that this new hobby of mine would bring me so far. As […]


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