Desserts

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 24th, 2014

You may be wondering what petimezi (epsima in Cyprus) and charoupomelo (teratsomelo in Cyprus) are.   Petimezi or epsima is grape juice, cooked until a thick syrup is produced.  It’s a product produced for millenia and you may already know it as grape syrup or grape molasses.   These two Greek traditional products were used in […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Pudding with Petimezi and Charoupomelo

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 18th, 2014

  When I made this Quince Jam I wanted to make it to be somewhat like a cross between a fruit preserve and a jam. If you want it to have more jelly, when you cook the fruit do not discard the seeds and some of its peel but fold it into a tulle and put […]

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Continue reading about Marmelada Kydoni (Quince Jam)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 12th, 2014

Happy Anniversary to us.  Today is our 34th Wedding anniversary.  I am not going to write much this year, as I have already written in previous anniversaries.  I  will leave it until next year since my wedding album is in Athens and I’ll have to remember to scan and post pictures of our wedding next year! […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate and Quince Tart

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 9th, 2014

  Dolmades is a Greek traditional dish using vine leaves to enclose a filling with minced meat and rice, with a lot of variations.  However, the recipe I made is not traditional at all. There is a another Greek dish where sardines are wrapped in vine leaves and cooked with olive oil, lemon juice, spices and […]

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Continue reading about Dolmades with Sardines and Black Couscous

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 4th, 2014

These burgers can be made with almost all vegetables you have in your fridge. The only thing you have to be cautious about is the drain well the those vegetables which have a lot of water content, such as the courgettes or the tomatoes. I used eggplants which I had in the deep freezer.  When […]

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Continue reading about Greek Veggie Burgers and Cream Cheese Dip

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 29th, 2014

This dessert is easy to make and so light and refreshing, which will please everyone.  Instead of making a pastry cream with heavy cream, butter and eggs, I made this light cream using evaporated milk and Greek yoghurt, which add a wonderful taste but with far less calories. My relatives in Sparta have started their new […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Orange Layered Cream Dessert

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 24th, 2014

  Last week we visited our children here in Athens for a few days and on Saturday I visited the centre of Athens where I could find some ingredients which are not available in Nafplion. Dinkel pasta, black handmade cous-cous with cuttlefish ink, prune jam, tangerine jam, village bread flour, koroneiki variety of olives and chives […]

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Continue reading about The Easiest Gourmet Spaghetti Recipe

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 16th, 2014

A sudden trip popped up, unexpectedly and since I had some fruit in the fridge (the peaches were from last week), the bananas started to have spots, so since I already had dessert in the fridge, what better way to use them and make some jam. Our neighbour who has the citrus grove next door has two […]

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Continue reading about Banana Jam with Figs, Peaches and Grapes

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 11th, 2014

Today I am posting two different cheesecakes I made recently.  One of the them was baked and the other was not. The crust is the same for both cheesecakes.  Each one is different in taste and texture but both delicious. You can see below in the video how I shaped the crust. Two different Chocolate […]

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Continue reading about Two different Chocolate Mousse Cheesecakes

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 5th, 2014

  I mentioned this recipe in my post for the Tomato and Fruit Chutney.  You can use the chutney as a sauce to dress your pasta dishes and you will have an easy pasta dish prepared in no time, which is not only easy to make but also delicious. This time of the year I […]

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Continue reading about Whole Wheat Penne with Courgettes, Tomato Chutney & Feta

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