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This Lenten or vegan dessert is a twist to a recipe I used to make in the restaurant called Samali or Kalon Prama in Cyprus, which we offered to our clients after their meal free of charge. u00c2u00a0The traditional recipe is a semolina cake flavoured with mastic and drenched in syrup. u00c2u00a0Some blanched almonds are […]

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Ivy on u00ceu0091u00cfu0080u00cfu0081u00ceu00b9u00ceu00bbu00ceu00afu00ceu00bfu00cfu0085 15th, 2014

My last post about my trip to Cyprus was quite difficult and it took me about 15 days to finish it. u00c2u00a0Now that I am done with this post, I can start blogging again, hopefully on a more regular basis and start posting recipes and visiting my favourite blogs again. After coming back, we spent […]

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Continue reading about Aromatic Blackeyed Peas with Wild Greens and Quinoa

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Gkioulpassi is a dish which comes from Asia Minor. u00c2u00a0It is usually made with lamb but it is also often made with lamb, port and veal. u00c2u00a0Slits are made in the meat and spices, garlic and cheese are added in the meat. u00c2u00a0It is wrapped in greaseproof paper with vegetables and spices and u00c2u00a0slowly cooked […]

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«Melomakarona» (honey cookies) is a traditional recipe made during Christmas. u00c2u00a0The cookies are made with olive oil and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top. Last year I made these unique u00c2u00a0Melomakarona which are full with the aroma of mandarin and I have made them again this year with u00c2u00a0minor changes. […]

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I have the pleasure to announce that my second cookbook has just been published on The Amazon Kindle. Rocket, Pear and Pomegranate Salad As I have a love for food and a sweet tooth, ever since I can remember myself, I used to carry a few extra kilos. Nistisimo (Vegan) Cherry Cake I went on […]

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Continue reading about More Than A Greek Salad – Promotional Offer for my new Cookbook

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Amazon.com has announced a new promotion tool this past week called the Kindle Countdown Deals. It gives the authors the opportunity to promote their books but also a big bargain for people to buy books at very low prices. I have enrolled in this program which starts as from today in the United States and […]

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Today’s recipe has a weird name and many of you may be wondering what stiftaria or casarecce, spirulina and kritamo may be. u00c2u00a0When I added the picture on Facebook, even Greeks did not know what this was about.   Casarecce is a short, slightly tubular pasta, about one inch long, with a wonderful trench for […]

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Continue reading about Choriatika Striftaria me Spiroulina kai Kritamo (Peasant style Casarecce with Spirulina and Sea Fennel)

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I have already posted the traditional recipe for Nerantzi (Kitromilaki) Bitter Orange Glyko several years ago.   Last year, when we moved to Assini, although it was late August and the fruit was not very soft, I made some of this preserve again. u00c2u00a0 Unfortunately as there were many things to do as we just […]

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Ivy on u00ceu009cu00ceu00b1u00ceu0090u00ceu00bfu00cfu0085 7th, 2013

We had a wonderful time during Easter. u00c2u00a0 Our children came to Assini from Athens and spent Easter day with our neighbours.   We roasted au00c2u00a0lamb on the spit,u00c2u00a0kokoretsiu00c2u00a0andu00c2u00a0sheftalia.   We Greeks, love offal and cook them in many ways. u00c2u00a0One of the best ways to try them is grilled over charcoal but a gas […]

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Ivy on u00ceu0091u00cfu0080u00cfu0081u00ceu00b9u00ceu00bbu00ceu00afu00ceu00bfu00cfu0085 27th, 2013

  Greek Orthodox Easter is just a week away, so if you would like to get an idea of what to prepare, I have put together some of my Easter recipes and a few ideas of what to do with the leftovers. On Easter day a lot of people celebrate their name days: u00c2u00a0Lambros – […]

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