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Ivy on December 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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Continue reading about Two easy Chocolate Cookies

The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was changed by the French into “pompon.”  The English termed it “pumpion” or “pompion.”   If you would like to learn more about the origin of Pumpkin Pie, read more here. I am sure you are fed up seeing pumpkin […]

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

Ivy on October 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 June 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

  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

Remember the Scarlet Pesto I posted  about a year ago?   Well this recipe is from then and it is also included in my list of  recipes which I added on New Year’s day, in order to remind myself that I should post these recipes. Chicken Kiev is a popular dish of boneless chicken breast […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Kiev with Piperies Florinis (Red Florina Peppers)

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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Continue reading about Creative Concoctions #4 : Cooking with Olive Oil – Roundup & Voting

Ivy on May 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 May 14th, 2011

I’ve been looking in my recipes file to find more easy recipes  to post and, of course, I have a lot of pasta recipes which I have never posted as well as a lot of chicken recipes, as we don’t eat beef/veal, pork or lamb often but still have a few of them as well. […]

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Continue reading about Greek style Spaghetti Chicken Alfredo

  I am sorry for the delay in posting the round-up but as I explained in a previous post one of the reasons was to get organized but the other I did not tell you about, is that I wanted some time to get in touch with Altis, the lead Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil […]

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Continue reading about Creative Concoctions #3: Desserts – Roundup


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