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Ivy on August 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 August 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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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 July 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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These vegetarian lentil burgers started as an experiment one day when I had leftover Fakes Moudjentra.  We loved them and ever since I make more to have leftovers.  Usually when lentils with rice are leftover, the rice absorbs all the fluid so they become one mass which are not enjoyable to be eaten the next […]

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Continue reading about Fakokeftedes, Healthful Greek Lentil Burgers, with leftovers

Ivy on July 8th, 2013

This is an all time favourite, easy dessert I remember from my childhood but like everything else, recipes can evolve as well into something more complex than an ordinary, simple dessert. You must know by now how I love making fruit preserves, jams and homemade liqueurs.  I never serve them the old fashioned way but […]

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Ivy on July 6th, 2013

  Last night my children came to visit us.  I made this lovely cherry cake but having to do so many other things,  I forgot to take more pictures of the cake. I’ve made cherry cakes before but the cherries always seem to sink inside when baked.  This time I reserved some cherries which I […]

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Don’t be fooled by the picture.  This is not a Pizza.  I call it a tart and I baked it in a tart pan but it’s neither a tart.  It’s more like an open faced pie, which we call “plastos”. This tart was not in the menu yesterday.  Actually, I was planning to make Fakes […]

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Ivy on July 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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