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Ivy on Μαρτίου 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 Μαρτίου 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 Φεβρουαρίου 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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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 29th, 2010

As I said in the previous post, I was hoping that on Sunday I would have leftovers so as not to cook but since there was nothing left I decided to cook an easy chicken recipe. My son came from Portsmouth last week, where he is studying and a couple of months ago, he had […]

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Christmas time is a period when we all over indulge into baking cakes, cookies, and other Christmas treats.  We bake so much that we eat and eat and they never seem to end.   Now, if you are lucky and working, you can always «get rid» of a few calories by taking some at your […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2010

There always seems to be a new trend in baking and after the frenzy of cupcakes a couple of years ago, where everybody was making cupcakes and then last year with macaroons, this year I have read that whoopie pies  will be the new trend, so I am sure we will be seeing A LoT […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 19th, 2010

These cookies were intended for a gingerbread house but one of the walls accidentally broke so I had to figure out a way to use them.  Well, there was no need to  cry over spilled milk and after all, lots of wonderful recipes were created due to an accident. The wafer cigars were intended for […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 17th, 2010

I saw this cake earlier this month at my friend Soma’s blog and it is a recipe she adapted from David Lebovitz’s   Fresh Ginger Cake.   At the time, I was still working on my cookbook and in between breaks, to rest and clear my mind,  I would read a few posts or see what friends […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2010

This event was about to take place a couple of weeks ago and while I was preparing a post, I got an e-mail from my publishers that there would be a small delay due to a technical problem. I am not going to get into how I felt and my frustration at the time, as […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 2nd, 2010

When I made the pomegranate syrup, the children asked me to make some waffles.   I had forgotten we had a waffle iron as it was hidden somewhere in a closet for years.   There was a recipe in the booklet which I had tried in the past, before starting the blog which I did not like […]

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