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Ivy on October 6th, 2013

  “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”  (Author Unknown) You have probably heard about the disparaging comments Guido Barilla made on a radio show that his company would never feature or market his product directly to gay couples. […]

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Ivy on April 20th, 2013

  This is one of my favourite Apple Pies, which I have been making since I was single. I am sure that I have posted this recipet in the past, as the pictures are dated April, 2008 but when I was looking for this post on my blog, to link it to the tart, I don’t […]

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Continue reading about Milopita: Two Old fashioned Apple Pies

This is my first post for 2013, so even belatedly I wish all of you a Happy New Year. As always I like to start my first post of the year with a sweet recipe, which symbolizes a sweet new year. This carrot cake is delicious!  The result in a very moist cake without a […]

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Continue reading about Ginger Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese & Saffron Frosting

This year, like every Christmas, I have made some of the traditional Greek desserts I make every year. These melt in your mouth kourabiedes, which are buttery, shortbread cookies, are based on the recipe contained in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!  The basic ingredients are the same but this year […]

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Continue reading about Peanut Butter Cookies and the traditional desserts I made for Christmas

  As this month is the month of Halloween, Baking Partners chose as there theme to bake Cupcakes or Muffins with pumpkin. We had three choices but I chose to make Pumpkin chocolate chips Muffins from Joy of baking  which in its turn was also  adapted from  Baking from the Heart, a collaborative cookbook with Michael J Rosen, a recipe suggested by Reshmi […]

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Continue reading about Butternut Squash Chocolate Chip Muffins with Chocolate Carob Syrup Buttercream Frosting

  What do you do when you have a huge butternut squash around 8 kilos? My neighbour in Assini gave me two huge butternut squashes from her garden the evening before leaving Nafplio.  One of it was not ripe yet, so I left it there hoping that by the time I get back it will […]

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Ivy on October 10th, 2012

Pollo alla cacciatora, translates and hunter’s chicken.  I don’t know if game, such as rabbit was originally involved and later on chicken was used to deserve its original name or if whether it is just hunter’s style chicken, the way the hunter cooked his chicken or whether when the hunter came back home from hunting, […]

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Ivy on September 15th, 2012

Although in my last post I mentioned that it would take a long time to have an internet connection, things turned out much easier than what we were originally expecting and got the telephone line installed a couple of weeks after we arrived. It was a real odyssey to relocate and three weeks later most […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Cream Cookies

Can you believe it has been five years since I started blogging?  I myself find it hard to believe that I made it so far.  I am an Aries and Aries tend to get bored very easily but although there are times that I do feel tired of blogging, I seem to be hooked with […]

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Ivy on August 6th, 2012

I am really excited to announce that I joined a  group of home bakers helping each other to achieve perfection. I saw the announcement at Reeni’s blog and there was no second thought.  I never joined the Daring Bakers as I was afraid I could’nt cope but I think I’ve gone a long way since then […]

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