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This is a very easy pasta dish you can pull together in less than half an hour.  I always keep some sausages in the deep freezer and had some leftover leeks from the last time we went to the farmers’ market.  Of course, it’s impossible that a Greek household is without feta, so with a […]

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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.  The traditional recipe is a semolina cake flavoured with mastic and drenched in syrup.  Some blanched almonds are […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Coconut Mandarin Samali (Semolina Cake) and How to Make Vegan Whipped Cream

My last post about my trip to Cyprus was quite difficult and it took me about 15 days to finish it.  Now 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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Ivy on December 31st, 2013

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

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Ivy on December 21st, 2013

“Melomakarona” (honey cookies) is a traditional recipe made during Christmas.  The cookies are made with olive oil and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top. Last year I made these unique  Melomakarona which are full with the aroma of mandarin and I have made them again this year with  minor 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

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.  When 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)

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.   Unfortunately as there were many things to do as we just […]

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Ivy on May 7th, 2013

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

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