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We have been away for a couple of days after a short visit to our house in Assini.  Please bear with me as I have a few exciting things to share with you.   First of all it’s been a while since I updated my other blog as unfortunately things did not turn as we expected but […]

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Continue reading about Plastos, Spanakopita from Thessaly and Epirus, Ressi and Kolokythopita (Zucchini Pie)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 8th, 2012
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Continue reading about Greek Fava and Bulgur Pie or Fava Fritters and Lemon Minted Yoghurt

Ivy on Ιουλίου 4th, 2012

Some purists who don’t like their traditional recipes changed may cringe at this but I’m sorry, I have already posted the authentic Dakos recipe and I like to experiment in the kitchen : ) This salad has all the ingredients of the original recipe but I have gone one step further by giving it my take. […]

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Continue reading about Rocket Dakos Salad with Apricots, Feta and Apricot vinaigrette

Last week I got an invitation by e-mail for a visit to the Storages and Distribution Centre of AB Vassilopoulos, one of the biggest Greek food chains, in Oinophyta, which is an industrial area, 57 km to the North of Athens. Our rendezvous point was at Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens.  A bus […]

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Continue reading about A visit to AB Vassilopoulos Storage & Distribution Facilities at Oinophyta

Ivy on Ιουνίου 20th, 2012

Arbaroriza (Pelargonium graveolens), called kiouli in Cyprus, is one of my favourite plants and it is so common in Greece and Cyprus that you will surely find one in most gardens or balconies, planted in pots or directly in the garden. Scented geraniums  belong to the Geraniaceae family but they should not be confused with other […]

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Continue reading about Arbaroriza – Kiouli (Scented Geraniums – Pelargonium graveolens)

I think that by now, you all know about my love to make preserves.  Yesterday when I went to the farmers” market, peaches and nectarines were very cheap.  Although I only bought a kilo of each to eat them, I could not resist making them into jam. Summer is the time for stone fruits and […]

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Continue reading about Jammin again… Marmelada Rodakino & Nektarinia (Spicy Peach and Nectarine Jam)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 6th, 2012

  Whenever I make the Cypriot lentils dish with rice (fakhes moudjentra) I always want to make some fried eggs, probably because it brings back memories of my childhood in Cyprus.  My children did not like lentils as well when they were kids and although now that they are grown up they do eat lentils, they also want […]

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Continue reading about Omeleta me Patates and Prozymi (How to make easy bread starter)

Ivy on Μαΐου 19th, 2012

I was recently contacted by GreekFoodShop.com who offered to send me some Greek products to review and I gladly accepted. GreekFoodShop.com is a new venture put together by young Greek entrepreneurs, who despite the country’s economic crisis and current wave of events wish to invest on the export of quality Greek food products and help […]

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Continue reading about Selected Greek products now online, by GreekFoodShop.com

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2012

I’ve been making tsourekia for years and when a recipe is tried and tested and good, I do not see any reason why changing it.   However, things do happen in the kitchen. Holy Thursday is the day we dye our Easter eggs and do most of the baking, so as usual, yesterday I dyed […]

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Continue reading about Braided Savory Cheese Tsoureki

Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2012

  Lambriatika or Paschalina Koulourakia are Greek Easter butter cookies, which are traditionally made only during Easter and have a distinct flavour as baking ammonia is used as the leavening agent.    Baking ammonia, or ammonium bicarbonate, was used before the advent of baking soda and baking powder.  It is a chemical leavening agent originally made from […]

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Continue reading about Lambriatika Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)


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