Ivy on March 22nd, 2015

  Tahinopsomo is a beautiful star shaped bread filled with tahini and honey based on the Cypriot recipe for Tahinopita.  However, this is much easier to make by just following the simple technique I used. We can bake it in round baking tin in order to make it look more like bread but if it is […]

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Ivy on March 16th, 2015

Chickpeas are one of my favourite legumes which I cook quite often in many variations. This time I combined them with spinach,  which makes a delicious and healthy vegan dish, perfect during the period Lent. If you do not have the aromatic herbs I have used you can leave them out or substitute with some parsley. Stewed […]

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Ivy on March 11th, 2015

Today is Elia’s Birthday.  I can’t believe how time flies and she is already turning 23.   Happy Birthday sweetie!! I made this cake last Friday, as she visited us on Saturday.  Although I was still not feeling well, after the flu, I managed to make this cake for her with the ingredients I had at […]

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Ivy on March 5th, 2015

I have not been feeling very well since last weekend.   On Saturday morning we had gone to the farmers’ market  as well as to the supermarket for our weekly shopping and the first signs of feeling a bit exhausted had appeared.  I paid no attention and returning back home  I had tons of things to […]

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Ivy on February 19th, 2015

As I said in my previous post, the second week of the carnival is called “Tyrini” (from the word cheese), where only dairy products are allowed to be eaten.  However, most people continue to eat meat and only on Sunday, the last day of Tyrini, the tradition is followed by almost everybody. So, if you want to […]

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The carnival season is celebrated in Greece and Cyprus for three weeks.  The celebrations start by the “opening of the Triodion”, as it is called by our church.    The first week is called Profoni or Profonisimi (because people would loudly announce the beginning of the carnival), in which people prepare their pigs to be […]

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Ivy on January 31st, 2015

Revani or Ravani is a Greek semolina cake,  which I have already published in the past. A few weeks ago when I made Bergamot fruit preserve, I decided to make more syrup than needed as I love using it in other recipes. When I started making the Revani I used bergamot zest as well syrup […]

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Ivy on January 27th, 2015

Instead of making pizza, you can make these rolls, which are perfect as a snack or even for breakfast. Sometimes, I make it into a big roll, which I cut into pieces and other times I make individual ones and make it into pull-aparts. Whenever you are going to make pizza again, make more dough […]

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Ivy on January 20th, 2015

  One of my favourite marmalades is the one with mixed citrus.  You can make the marmalade using any combination of citrus fruit and if you like you can change the ratio of each fruit depending on dominating flavour you would like to taste.  You can follow the same method to make each fruit separately. […]

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Ivy on January 14th, 2015

  Homemade tortilla chips are easy to make, cost almost nothing and are so tasty you cannot resist eating just a few.  You can flavour them with herbs and spices of your choice and in no time you have a delicious snack to serve with a dip, a sauce, to accompany your drink or eat […]

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