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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2011

Now that we are entering the month of Christmas, it is important to be reminded of the Rules of Calories. 1.   Whatever you are eating while no one is watching, does not contain any calories. 2.   When drinking a sugar free fizzy drink while eating a chocolate bar, the calories in the chocolate bar is […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 14th, 2011

Hi all. I’m going to be taking a hiatus…for an undertermined amount of time. The past weeks I’ve been feeling a bit stressed, tired and depressed, so I’ve decided to take a break and rest but also make a few changes in my life.  For a start I’ve cut my hair and I’ve decided to […]

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Greece has a tradition in fishery since ancient times.   If you take a look of Greece οn the map you will see thousands of kilometres of coastline and only our Northern borders are not surrounded by sea but even there, fishery was part of their occupation as they would fish in lakes and rivers. […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 31st, 2011

  No kitchen is complete without a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and if for one reason or another you are not using Olive Oil, it’s never too late to start and also now is your chance to win one. Olive oil is a healthy fat and most health-conscious people choose olive oil over […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2011

It’s been quite a long time I hadn’t been at the farmers” market as the past weeks we have been going to Nafplion on Tuesdays, when it’s the day we have our farmers” market.  Last Tuesday when we visited we stayed overnight and I knew that on Wednesdays there is a farmers” market in Nafplion […]

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Continue reading about Ampelokorfades Toursi (Pickled Vineyard Shoots)

Here we are again with another roundup of Creative Concoctions, with savoury recipes using olive oil.  Thank you all of you for participating with your wonderful, creative recipes. Meenakshi, of  Ponderings of a Working Mom, has made a healthier version of  Dal (lentils) – (oriya ishtyle) using olive oil.  In India food is usually cooked […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 17th, 2011

Greek Cuisine has a lot of simple but delicious recipes and home-cooked meals are defininitely healthier as you know what ingredients you use and there are no preservatives and, when compared to dining out, much cheaper. Now that our children will be living on their own and have minimum cooking experience, they have asked me […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 15th, 2011

One of my favourite Greek herbs is kafkalithres.   It’s scientific name is Tordylium Apulum. I quote from «Food in the Ancient World from A to Z», by Andrew Dalby, page 173. «Hartwort (Tordylium spp.) genus of wild plants, used in Greece in drugs and medicinal wines and also as pot herbs and culinary herbs.  Tordylium […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 12th, 2011

  The weather is very stubborn this year and the Spring weather seems like a shy girl, who doesn’t want to come out from her shell and is hiding away and is grumpy and bad tempered. The beaches are empty, it is windy and the temperatures are below normal for this time of the year.  […]

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Today is Mother’s Day, so I would like to wish all the moms in the world «Happy Mother’s Day»! Οlive oil is  by far the greatest exponent of monosaturated fat and base of the Mediterranean diet, which is regarded to be the exemplar of correct and healthy diet and a factor of longevity. Greece is […]

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