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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 16th, 2014

A sudden trip popped up, unexpectedly and since I had some fruit in the fridge (the peaches were from last week), the bananas started to have spots, so since I already had dessert in the fridge, what better way to use them and make some jam. Our neighbour who has the citrus grove next door has two […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 3rd, 2014

  In my previous recipe for Spicy Cornmeal Breadsticks with Graviera and Tomato Chutney, I had used some of this Tomato Chutney I had recently made. I” ve been hearing about Tomato Chutneys for many years now, so it was about time to make some and see if it was as amazing as I had […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 13th, 2014

  I’ve written about purslane (portulaca oleracea) in many other posts. Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. The stems, the leaves and the flowers are all edible.   Ms. Simopoulos states that Purslane has .01 mg/g of EPA. This is an extraordinary amount of EPA for land based vegetable sources. EPA is an Omega-3 […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 8th, 2014

I have already posted the recipe for making Apricot Jam but this one deserves a separate post just to show you how quickly you can turn some ripe fruit into jam in no time.  It took 15 minutes from start to finish. I bought these fruit six days ago and after eating as many as […]

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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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Ivy on Αυγούστου 25th, 2013

Masticha (pistacia lentiscus var. chia ), is produced in the island of Chios and comes in resins or tears as they are called. It is very aromatic and used to flavour food.  Masticha has a wonderful but acquired taste, so a small quantity to start with is advisable.  A few mastic resins, 5 – 6 (depending on […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 18th, 2007

Although I have already given a few recipes for spoon sweets (fruit preserves), I forgot to mention how we know if the syrup is ready. It is very important for spoon sweets and jams that the syrup has the proper density. If we have doubts and don’t know if the syrup is ready this is […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

When preserving fruit or vegetables it is best to store them in glass jars.  We get lots of products sold in jars, so if you like preserving fruit or vegetables you can recycle them by using them over and over. Before doing so, you must make sure to sterilize the jars, so as to destroy any […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Avgolemono, from the words avgo = egg and lemoni = lemon, is a Greek sauce made with eggs, lemons and stock from the food we are cooking.  It could be chicken, meat or fish stock. The amount of stock added depends on how thick you wish the consistency of this sauce.  If you are making […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

  Okra is a summer vegetable and in Greece they appear in the farmers” market from June to late September. Fresh okra is often maligned for being slimy, but if they are handled properly, before cooked,  these small, green pods will become delicious when cooked if you follow one of the following two procedures: First […]

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