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Ivy on Μαρτίου 11th, 2012

Today is my daughter’s 20th birthday.  Happy Birthday Elia!!! A few weeks back she told me she saw some cute pink hearts in a chocolaterie, which is not very far away from my house.  One day when I was passing from there I bought some for her, as well as bitter chocolate to have it […]

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Continue reading about Strawberry Red Velvet Cake – Happy Birthday Elia

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 29th, 2012

On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012.  We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 14th, 2012

I am really excited and very, very happy to have won a copy of Jill’s cookbook «Mad About Macarons». Macarons are the new madness, frenziness, fashion, trend or whatever else you want to call it in desserts.   I tried making macarons a few months ago but the recipe I found online and tried, turned them […]

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Continue reading about Mad About Macarons Mastichas

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 4th, 2012

I’ve made this recipe many times each time with a few minor changes.  I’ve marinated the salmon with honey and orange, with honey and lemon, with pomegranate molasses, with petimezi (grape molasses), with Asian flavours, etc.  Salmon is one of my favourite fishes and still have a lot of recipes I have not posted. Although […]

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Continue reading about Seared Orange-Honey Crusted Salmon

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 6th, 2012

Chronia Polla, Chronia Polla, is a Greek wish, which literally means wishing you many years.  It i’s used on most occasions where there is a celebration, like today, on birthdays, name days, Christmas, Easter etc, wishing the other person longevity.  Today Epiphany day, in Greek Theophaneia and those whose name is Theofanis, Theofania, Photis, Photini, […]

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Continue reading about Mont Blanc for Epiphany Day

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2011

During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year.  But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts?   After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself  and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see […]

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With Christmas just two weeks away, I would like to thanks my readers with a giveaway of each volume of my e-cookbooks. If you do not win and still want to buy it, the books are available on all Amazon stores: Volume 1 includes  over 100 of the best Greek-Cypriot  savory dishes, mezedes, side dishes and […]

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Continue reading about Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart and How to Roast Pumpkin and a Giveaway of my e-books

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 6th, 2011

The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago.   Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn’t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious.  In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 12th, 2011

Another Creative Concoctions Event has come to an end with a little disappointment to see only a few entries. Elais -Unilever Hellas, has been very generous offering lots of olive oil to send worldwide and I wish to thank them for this. The word creative may have probably scared a few lot away but this […]

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Continue reading about Creative Concoctions #5 Roundup & Voting

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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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #5: Cakes with Olive Oil

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