Desserts

Ivy on Αυγούστου 1st, 2014

When Patrick Keeley contacted me by e-mail to be the featured chef of their T.V. show «All the best» with Zita Keeley, I was really excited.  The cruise ship they partnered with, the «NOORDAM» would be visiting Nafplion in a couple of weeks and they would have six hours, for me to cook and show […]

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Continue reading about Hot Kagianas with Bell Peppers, Feta and Poached Eggs

Ivy on Ιουλίου 23rd, 2014

When it comes to creating a new recipe, I just follow my instict, which fortunate enough for me, it always works. I’ve made many chickpea salads over the years and today I wanted to make something totally new.   I knew the recipe would work just as well with pasta, rice or quinoa as I have used […]

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Continue reading about Chickpea Salad with Bulgur Wheat, Feta and Pesto

Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2014

This recipe started when I attempted to make mozarella cheese and failed! It’s not the first time that amazing recipes are created after an unsuccessful attempt to make something else.  Technically this is not the traditional panna cotta made with full fat cream but a much lighter version made with two kinds of milk and […]

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Continue reading about Goat Cheese and White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Ivy on Ιουλίου 8th, 2014

I have already posted the recipe for making Apricot Jam but this one deserves a separate post just to show you how quickly you can turn some ripe fruit into jam in no time.  It took 15 minutes from start to finish. I bought these fruit six days ago and after eating as many as […]

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Continue reading about Easy Apricot and other Stone Fruit Jam in 15 minutes

Ivy on Ιουνίου 21st, 2014

People tend to avoid eating dried legumes during summer but combining them with pasta we have a  delicious, vegan, summer dish not only full of flavor and taste but also rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins. The only fat in the dish is the olive oil, which makes it a very healthy dish.  Leftovers […]

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Continue reading about Penne with Chickpeas and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

The usual Loukanikopitakia we make in Greece are those called Pigs in a Blanket made with frankfurter sausages, wrapped in puff pastry. The other day I made Galaktoboureko and had some leftover phyllo sheets*.  Instead of making the usual Tyropitakia I saw some Kalamata sausages** in the fridge, I had leftover parmesan from my last recipe […]

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Continue reading about Loukanikopitakia: Spicy Phyllo Wrapped Sausages with Leeks, Parmesan and Feta

Ivy on Μαΐου 24th, 2014

When it comes to a busy day I always resort to making a pasta dish which can be made in minimum time and still have a delicious meal.

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Continue reading about Four cheese, Carbonara with Bacon and Greek Yoghurt

I based this dessert on an older recipe of mine which I make with Greek yoghourt, whipping cream, sugar and canned tutti frutti.  These four ingredients make an easy and delicious dessert called Yiaourtoglyko (yoghourt dessert) which you can have ready in five minutes. I love making fruit preserves, which I love using  in my recipes. […]

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Continue reading about Yiaourtoglyko me Portokali (Greek Yoghourt Tutti Frutti with Orange)

Did you know that in the Middle Ages the British used to call the cauliflower «Cyprus Colewort»?   It is believed that the cauliflower originated in Cyprus, where the oldest record dates from the 6th century b.C.    Cauliflower,  arrived in Europe from Cyprus by the Venetians. It was then introduced to mainland Europe through Italy in […]

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Continue reading about Kounoupidi me Patates Kapamas (Stewed Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Ivy on Απριλίου 29th, 2014

Karydopita (walnut cake) is one of the most delicious, traditional Greek cakes.  I have already posted two «Karydopita» recipes (see links below) but this new twist of mine is my all times favourite.  This time I made it with semolina flour, olive oil, orange syrup and added a chocolate ganache made with orange fruit preserve […]

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Continue reading about Olive Oil Karydopita with Chocolate and Orange (Walnut Cake)

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