Desserts

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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Continue reading about Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta

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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Continue reading about Marinated Garlic Petimezi Pork chops with Sweet and Sour Sauce

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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Continue reading about Coconut and Olive Oil Bergamot Revani Cake

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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Continue reading about Savoury and Sweet Pizza Rolls or Pizza Bread

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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Continue reading about Four Citrus Marmalade

Ivy on January 1st, 2015

Nanaimo bars are British Columbia’s (Canada) most popular chocolate dessert.   There are many stories about the origin and name of this confection.  According to Wikipedia the oldest recipe appearing in a cookbook goes back to 1953.   However, as I read in the official website of Nanaimo (where you will also find the recipe), […]

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Continue reading about Eggless Nanaimo Salepi (Sahlab) Bars

Ivy on December 30th, 2014

Another year has passed and here we are with the last post of the year.  I am not going to write a lot because almost each year I post a different kind of Vassilopita.  If you want to learn about the tradition of Vassilopita or who Santa Clause was, you can read about it in […]

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Continue reading about Vassilopita Almond Cake 2015

Ivy on December 29th, 2014

The turkey I cooked this year was around 4.5 kilos and of course there were roasted potatoes, the turkey stuffing, mushroom and prune sauce, yoghurt sauce and tabbouleh, which was way too much for the four of us, so he had lots of leftovers. All the family prefers eating the turkey breast but we couldn’t […]

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Continue reading about Turkey Ravioli

Ivy on December 27th, 2014

On Christmas day it is a tradition in our house to stuff and roast a turkey.  So, whether you have leftover turkey from your Christmas feast or extra leftover roasted chicken to use, this delicious turkey (or chicken) and pasta pie is a lovely way to use your leftovers without having to eat the same food for […]

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Continue reading about Turkey Carbonara Pie with Leftovers

Each year I create the same desserts but I love to let my imagination run wild and turn them into something different each year.  If you are looking for the traditional recipes you will find the links to my recipes at the end. Unconventional Christmas Desserts: Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes Christmas Cake: I started my Christmas […]

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Continue reading about My unconventional Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes


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