Easy Recipes

Ivy on April 2nd, 2015

This recipe is one of those recipes where it will leave you wondering “why didn’t I think of this before?”. During the fasting period of Lent, I get very creative when creating new recipes.  This recipe may be very simple but then many other simple recipes are delicious but it always needs someone to think about […]

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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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Continue reading about Stewed Chickpeas with Spinach

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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Ivy on October 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 September 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 September 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

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

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

I don’t know if you have ever tasted carob syrup but it’s amazing.    They say that it’s a good substitute for chocolate.   I bring some from Cyprus every time I visit and use it often in many recipe.  If you can find it please try it or otherwise substitute it with “epsima” called petimezi […]

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Continue reading about Carob Syrup, Koulourouthkia me Teratsomelo and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake with Teratsomelo (Carob Syrup)


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