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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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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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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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Ivy on Αυγούστου 22nd, 2013

Moussakas is the most known Greek dish.  Sometimes we want to go meatless, so if you also want to avoid eating meat you should try this amazing recipe, with Greek feta and Italian mozarella, adding lots of onions,  feta and a marinara sauce and topped with a bechamel sauce with feta in it.   You […]

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Continue reading about Vegetarian Greek Moussakas with Feta and Mozzarella

Ivy on Αυγούστου 8th, 2013

I have already posted the traditional recipe for Nerantzi (Kitromilaki) Bitter Orange Glyko several years ago.   Last year, when we moved to Assini, although it was late August and the fruit was not very soft, I made some of this preserve again.   Unfortunately as there were many things to do as we just […]

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Continue reading about Glyko Nerantzi (Green Bitter Oranges fruit preserve)

I have already posted the traditional recipe for Glyko Karpouzi a few years ago but here’s a different approach, making it with mini watermelons and more fragrance. Unfortunately I did not have some pickling lime, so I did not use it this time and as a result, it was not very crunchy.  However,  if you […]

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Continue reading about Aromatiko Glyko Karpouzi (Aromatic mini Watermelon Rinds Fruit Preserve) revisited

Ivy on Ιουλίου 26th, 2013

I made this cake last Saturday when a friend of mine called me to tell me that she was coming to visit and stay with us for a few days.  Of course this was discussed the previous week but she wasn” t sure when she would be coming.  On Saturday I got a last minute […]

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