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  It is my pleasure to announce the next edition of Creative Concoctions for the next fortnight and I have chosen as theme “Desserts”. Creative Concoctions is a blogging event featuring  your creative culinary creations.  As I am sure we will all be making a lot of desserts in the next few days, if you […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #3 and Healthy Olive Oil Honey Oatmeal Bars

Ivy on April 15th, 2011

Welcome to the second edition of Creative Concoctions.    I am really very happy that again we have some very talented bloggers who responded to my call to create vegan or Lenten recipes.   It gives me great pleasure to present the  roundup for Vegan and Nistisimes recipes and  I would like to thank each and […]

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    Yesterday, the Greek food bloggers were invited to a tour at Unilever-Elais factory, this time to see how margarine is prepared. We visited their olive oil factory a few weeks ago and although I am a vivid fan of olive oil, I also use margarine as well, whenever necessary.  Butter may taste better […]

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Continue reading about The perfect Marbled Chocolate-Bergamot-Almond Cake

Thank you all for your participation to the first Creative Concoctions Round-up and for the incredibly creative recipes sent in from foodies all over the world. To recap on what I have mentioned yesterday, first of all we have a new logo for the event which you can proudly display on your post for your […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #2 – Vegan or Nistisimes (Lenten Recipes)

Ivy on March 31st, 2011

I am very excited to be posting the very first roundup of  Creative Concoctions. Thank you all for your participation to the first Creative Concoctions Round-up and for the incredibly creative recipes sent in from foodies all over the world. As you may see, I have changed the logo of the event and from now […]

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Ivy on March 30th, 2011

A couple of months ago on my way to some business, I was passing by a small Asian grocery shop and when I went inside I saw many things that I wanted to buy.   On my way back home I went inside again and bought  some red lentils, jasmine rice, turmeric, dessicated coconut, rice flour, […]

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Continue reading about Coconut Red Lentil Soup

  A couple of months ago, my friend Natasha posted a Beef Stroganoff recipe.  Natasha lives in the United States but her roots are from Russia so when I saw an authentic version of this very popular dish, I knew I had to try it.    Please visit Natasha’s blog to see the original recipe and […]

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Continue reading about Veal Stroganoff with Ryzokeftedes (Fried Rice Patties)

Ivy on March 16th, 2011

Welcome to Creative Concoctions, a bimonthly food blogging event which will be hosted here at Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality.   Anyone who would like to host this event in the future is welcome to host it, so please e-mail me to set a date. Each fortnight the host will invite bloggers around the world to submit […]

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Ivy on March 1st, 2011

Bœuf à la Bourguignonne, also called Beef Burgundy is perhaps one of the most famous dishes of Julia Child.  The first time I ate Bœuf à la Bourguignonne was decades ago when I was still single and I have the recipe written in an old notebook, probably taken from a magazine.  I cooked it for […]

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Ivy on February 22nd, 2011

I think that you will agree with me that there isn’t any one who will say that they do not love croissants, especially if they are home made. I used to think that it was impossible to make them but I challeged myself and after a couple of attempts and watching a few tutorials on […]

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