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This Lenten or vegan dessert is a twist to a recipe I used to make in the restaurant called Samali or Kalon Prama in Cyprus, which we offered to our clients after their meal free of charge.  The traditional recipe is a semolina cake flavoured with mastic and drenched in syrup.  Some blanched almonds are […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Coconut Mandarin Samali (Semolina Cake) and How to Make Vegan Whipped Cream

Ivy on Απριλίου 15th, 2014

My last post about my trip to Cyprus was quite difficult and it took me about 15 days to finish it.  Now that I am done with this post, I can start blogging again, hopefully on a more regular basis and start posting recipes and visiting my favourite blogs again. After coming back, we spent […]

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Continue reading about Aromatic Blackeyed Peas with Wild Greens and Quinoa

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 27th, 2013

We Greeks like making «pites» ( Greek savoury pies) using whatever ingredients we have at hand.   In my cookbook «More Than A greek Salad», I have 15 recipes for «pites» using different types of phyllo with various fillings such as spinach, chicken, artichokes, leeks, cheese, meat,etc. I had some frozen polluck fillets which I […]

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Continue reading about Psaropita (fish pie) with Christmas leftovers

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2013

«Melomakarona» (honey cookies) is a traditional recipe made during Christmas.  The cookies are made with olive oil and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top. Last year I made these unique  Melomakarona which are full with the aroma of mandarin and I have made them again this year with  minor changes. […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 11th, 2013

I have the pleasure to announce that my second cookbook has just been published on The Amazon Kindle. Rocket, Pear and Pomegranate Salad As I have a love for food and a sweet tooth, ever since I can remember myself, I used to carry a few extra kilos. Nistisimo (Vegan) Cherry Cake I went on […]

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Continue reading about More Than A Greek Salad – Promotional Offer for my new Cookbook

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2013

I had some friends invited for brunch today, so last night I made Spanakopita and Tyropita (the last one with homemade phyllo and feta) and this Apple Crumble. I have posted many Crumble recipes in the past, so when preparing this one, I did not take any notes. The measurements are not very accurate but I […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 10th, 2013

Now that we are still in Athens, I’ve been cooking a lot for the family.  When there’s no leftover food from lunch, I usually prepare something for my men to eat in the evening. A few days ago I made pizza but when I began making the dough, the flour was not enough so I […]

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Continue reading about Rustic whole wheat Galette with Sausage

Today’s recipe has a weird name and many of you may be wondering what stiftaria or casarecce, spirulina and kritamo may be.  When I added the picture on Facebook, even Greeks did not know what this was about.   Casarecce is a short, slightly tubular pasta, about one inch long, with a wonderful trench for […]

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Continue reading about Choriatika Striftaria me Spiroulina kai Kritamo (Peasant style Casarecce with Spirulina and Sea Fennel)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 22nd, 2013

  I am sorry it took me so long to post but there were some problems with my blog, which were finally resolved yesterday.  Rather late than never, here is the recipe I was planning to post during the weekend. I hope I will make it up to you with this amazing recipe you may have not […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate-Lemon Posset with Savoyard Biscuits

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 12th, 2013

There are so many reasons I’m feeling really blessed with my life but first and foremost was that I met «D», we got married and had three wonderful children together.   I am grateful that we are growing old together and today we are celebrating  our 33rd wedding anniversary. Although my today’s post is not […]

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