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Ivy on Ιουλίου 1st, 2013

Gemista, is one of the best Greek summer dishes.   Gemista means stuffed vegetables and we usually stuff tomatoes and bell peppers with rice and aromatic herbs and spices and others stuff them with minced meat and rice. If you like you can stuff other vegetables, such as eggplants or zucchini as well.  Potatoes are optional […]

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Continue reading about Gemista me Loukanika (Greek Sausages)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 28th, 2013

I’ve been working on my new cookbook, which will contain healthy Greek recipes, based on the Mediterranean diet, as well as lots of tips about healthy eating.  The recipes are those which I cooked when I was on diet, two years ago and lost 18 kilos.  Most of them have not been published but to […]

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Continue reading about Chickpea, Quinoa Salad with Marinated Anchovies

Ivy on Ιουνίου 23rd, 2013

  I recently posted a Cypriot recipe for Kaikanas, as I remember it from my mother. Yesterday, I wanted to make a quick snack for brunch, a mezedaki as we call it in Greece, and with this recipe in my mind, with a few zucchini (courgette) blossoms and some courgettes, I made this savoury kaikanas.   […]

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Continue reading about Savoury Kaikanas with Zucchini and Feta

Green beans are cheap this time of the year, so I practically cook them once a week.  When we came back from the farmers” market,  I  cleaned, washed and dried them and  the following day they were ready to be cooked. When buying them, I intended to cook them yiahni, as is the usual Greek […]

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Continue reading about Stove top Tourlou-Tourlou me Fassalokia (Vegetable Medley with Green Beans)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 1st, 2013

Good morning and wishing you a happy weekend and a wonderful summer! The farmers’ market in Nafplion is twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.  Now that we are just the two of us living here in Assini, we don’t really need to visit the farmers’ market twice a week but I enjoy visiting Nafplion […]

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Continue reading about 5 Recipes with Peaches and Apricots

Ivy on Μαΐου 25th, 2013

As I have said in a previous post, Galaktoboureko or galaktomboureko is one of my favourite Greek desserts. There is a place in Southern Attica, specifically in Vari, called Vlahika, where galaktoboureko is famous because it is made with ewe’s milk and ewe’s butter.  A few decades ago, this area was full of sheep.  As Vari is […]

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Continue reading about Ivy’s Lemony Galaktoboureko

Ivy on Μαΐου 11th, 2013

  Mothers Day Poem A girl writes a tribute to her Mom in honor of Mother’s Day. Mom © Victoria A. Ledet Mom, you are the centerpiece of my life. The light in my sun. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done. You make me smile when I am sad. You are […]

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Continue reading about Lemon Curd Éclairs and a Special Gift for Mother’s Day

Ivy on Μαΐου 6th, 2013

  Christos Anesti to all the Orthodox readers of my blog and Chronia Polla to George or Georgia celebrating their name day today. Today is the name day of my eldest son, George and to celebrate, I made this American Cheesecake, which I have been making for many years. As I like making something different each time […]

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Continue reading about New York Cheesecake with Mars Chocolates and Fig Preserve

Ivy on Μαΐου 1st, 2013

I was craving something sweet today but was really busy after coming back  from the farmers” market and shopping.  I had already bought these beautiful strawberries and since I had a bar of chocolate, I prepared this delectable, but so simple, dessert in no time. It took 5 minutes to melt the chocolate and 10 […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Choco-Strawberries

Ivy on Μαΐου 1st, 2013

    Although no animal products, including fish, are not allowed to be eaten during Lent, except for Palm Sunday and Auunciation day, all cephalopods are allowed, as they do not contain blood. The octopus was quite large.  I prepared the first step with the whole octopus and part of it was marinated in vinegar  and […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi (Octopus) with Mushrooms and Homemade Hilopites


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