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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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Continue reading about Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Quince Glazing

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 10th, 2013

It’s been raining all day today.  It’s cold, gloomy and dark.  What better than a comforting «ryzogalo» (Greek rice pudding)?  When you think that traditional recipes can’t get any better, this one will blow your mind!    It all started yesterday when going to the small supermarket in the village where I live to buy […]

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Continue reading about Ryzogalo: the easiest and best rice pudding ever!!

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 6th, 2013

  «Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.»  (Author Unknown) You have probably heard about the disparaging comments Guido Barilla made on a radio show that his company would never feature or market his product directly to gay couples. […]

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Continue reading about How do you make Lasagne?

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2013

I made this «Milopita» (apple pie) last week.  I managed to take a couple of photos when I reversed it from the baking tin just in time to catch the last light and was expecting to take more photos the following day. The next morning I had a planned appointment with a dentist who was […]

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Continue reading about Greek Upside Down Milopita me Epsima (Apple Pie)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 17th, 2013

“Gavros” (anchovies) is one of the relatively cheap fish and that is why in Greece it is called «the fish of the poor». Fish like anchovies, sardines etc., also known as «foam fish» are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory effects as well as their ability to […]

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Continue reading about Gavros Gemistos (Stuffed Anchovies)

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2013

Flashback six years ago.  In 2007 was the year I decided to take early retirement.  To fill my spare time,  I started copying my old recipes as my scrap books were torn, greasy and falling apart.  I decided that it would be better to copy them on my computer so that in the future I […]

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Continue reading about 6 Years Blog Anniversary and Fig and Peach Anthotyro Cheese Tart

Ivy on Αυγούστου 25th, 2013

Masticha (pistacia lentiscus var. chia ), is produced in the island of Chios and comes in resins or tears as they are called. It is very aromatic and used to flavour food.  Masticha has a wonderful but acquired taste, so a small quantity to start with is advisable.  A few mastic resins, 5 – 6 (depending on […]

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