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Ivy on April 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:  Lambros – […]

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Ivy on February 25th, 2013

  I am sure that all of you who love Greek cuisine know what dolmades are and to be frank they are one of many of my all time favourite Greek comfort food.  I usually buy a lot of vine leaves during spring when they are tender and store them in the deep freezer to […]

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Continue reading about Lahanodolmades me Avgolemono (stuffed cabbage leaves)

Instead of making risotto using arborio rice (or Carolina rice which we use in Greece), I used kritharaki (orzo) which is a tiny pasta, which looks like rice.  In order to make this recipe you need some roasted butternut squash, which adds a sweetness to the pasta and of course Greek feta, which will balance […]

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Ivy on December 18th, 2012

  Every year the economic situation is getting worse , especially here in Greece.  We are still grateful to have food on our plates but things are expected to get worse during the new year, as more austerity measures have already been announced. Every year I put a list of holiday food for my readers […]

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Ivy on November 29th, 2012

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords. The Greek title of my cookbook is “Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou”, which means Welcome to my Kitchen. If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on […]

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Ivy on September 24th, 2012

Okra with fish is a specialty of the Greek islands.  I remember years ago seeing a Greek cooking show making this recipe and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  The recipe used whole fish with the bones, I think it was sea bass, and that was probably what put me off as I hate […]

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Continue reading about Mpamies me Mpakaliaro (Okra with Pollock fillets)

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)

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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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