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The economic crisis in Greece is making us find new ways to save some money and one of it is  finding creative ways to make good use of our leftovers. Psomotyri (ψωμοτύρι) in Greek means bread and cheese and Tyropita (τυρόπιτα) is a pie made with cheese.  Psomotyri, used to be a staple food decades […]

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Ivy on June 19th, 2015

  Last week it was my husband’s birthday and I made this cake for him. Instead of making the usual sponge cake, this time I decided to make it with a pound cake. I think everyone knows what a pound cake is but for those who don’t, it’s a traditional American type of cake, with Northern European […]

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Eggplants (aubergines) are now seasonal and combined with potatoes and cheese makes this a delicious summer meal.  The secret of this dish is the addition of potatoes which suck up all the deliciousness of the sauce, which make it irresistible. This dish was inspired by my Cypriot recipe Vazania (melitzanes) Giahni (stewed eggplants) which is a […]

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Continue reading about Eggplant – Potato Casserole Gratin with Feta and Mozzarella

The word “kolokytholoukoumades” may seem long and complicated to pronounce but it is a blend of two words, from kolokythia (courgettes/zucchini) and loukoumades (Greek doughnuts). I bought some courgettes (zucchini) from the farmers’ market a few days ago, to make briam.   The courgettes were really fresh with their blossoms still on.  I usually add the blossoms, along […]

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Continue reading about Kolokytholoukoumades (Battered Courgette Flowers filled with Cheese)

Ivy on March 26th, 2015

Thrapsala (Illex coindetti or short-fin squid) are of the same family as calamari but much more cheaper, at least here in Greece, but equally delicious. As I do not find the time to post my recipes immediately, they have been waiting patiently for the right time to be posted, the first one being cooked three […]

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Ivy on September 29th, 2014

This dessert is easy to make and so light and refreshing, which will please everyone.  Instead of making a pastry cream with heavy cream, butter and eggs, I made this light cream using evaporated milk and Greek yoghurt, which add a wonderful taste but with far less calories. My relatives in Sparta have started their new […]

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Ivy on September 24th, 2014

  Last week we visited our children here in Athens for a few days and on Saturday I visited the centre of Athens where I could find some ingredients which are not available in Nafplion. Dinkel pasta, black handmade cous-cous with cuttlefish ink, prune jam, tangerine jam, village bread flour, koroneiki variety of olives and chives […]

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Ivy on September 11th, 2014

Today I am posting two different cheesecakes I made recently.  One of the them was baked and the other was not. The crust is the same for both cheesecakes.  Each one is different in taste and texture but both delicious. You can see below in the video how I shaped the crust. Two different Chocolate […]

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Continue reading about Two different Chocolate Mousse Cheesecakes

When Zorra of Kocktopf, invited  me on Facebook, to participate to the  Bread Baking event,  I wasn’t sure what to make but I decided to take the challenge.  This month’s theme is breadsticks and according to our host,  Marion  it doesn’t matter if they are thick, thin, long, short, straight or crooked, as long as the bread or […]

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Continue reading about Spicy Cornmeal Breadsticks with Graviera Cheese and Tomato Chutney

Ivy on July 23rd, 2014

When it comes to creating a new recipe, I just follow my instict, which fortunate enough for me, it always works. I’ve made many chickpea salads over the years and today I wanted to make something totally new.   I knew the recipe would work just as well with pasta, rice or quinoa as I have used […]

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Continue reading about Chickpea Salad with Bulgur Wheat, Feta and Pesto

 
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