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Last week I got an invitation by e-mail for a visit to the Storages and Distribution Centre of AB Vassilopoulos, one of the biggest Greek food chains, in Oinophyta, which is an industrial area, 57 km to the North of Athens. Our rendezvous point was at Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens.  A bus […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 28th, 2012

We were informed a few hours ago that my mother-in-law Antonia Liacopoulou, passed away peacefully today 28th January 2012.  She was born on 8th October 1913 and gave birth to four daughters and he youngest child was my husband,  She had 10 grand children and seven great grand children. Although over ninety eight years old, […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2011

You all know that I have been using the Commenluv plugin for WordPress for a very long time.  It’s the plugin that compensated my readers by adding their last post and give back some of the love for coming and commenting. As soon as I was informed by Andy that commentluv premium has came out […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2011

  MyCityCuisine is a wiki project. Its goal is to help travelers discover the local food from around the world. Food has always been an integral part of the local culture so, naturally, tasting local food is often high on most traveler’s to-do lists. However, until now, there was no single comprehensive source providing this […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 24th, 2011

In Part I, of my post regarding Nafplion, you can read about the history which lead to making Nafplion the first capital of Greece and a tour from one side of the port to the other, which ends at the Promenade and a reference to Acnonafplia, with lots of pictures of the port and  Bourtzi. […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2011

Nafplion is one of my favourite towns in Greece.  I fell in love with this town the very first time I visited it many, many years ago.   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, I have visited it during all seasons and each season is equally attractive and beautiful. This post is long due but rather late than, […]

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During my recent trip to Cyprus we took a trip to my brother in law’s village. On our way, we passed from my mother’s village which is called Kyvides and is on the road which leads to the «krassohoria» which is the wine producing area of Limassol. The settlement of Pano Kyvides, according to the Great […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 3rd, 2008

This was sent to me by my friend Jo from N.Y. I haven’t checked them out to see if they work but I see that most of them should work and some could be very useful, so it’s up to you to decide if you would like to try them. Peel a banana from the […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

Me in iconography class LANDSCAPE My first oil painting Exactly a year ago if someone would tell me that you could paint I would tell them that I am not even capable of drawing a straight line (furthermore to paint) and would laugh at them. When I decided to close the bookshop and I was […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Don’t panic. Transfer food in another saucepan without scraping and add necessary fluid. In this way your remaining food will not smell. Regarding cleaning of pan, add hot water and 1 tablet of the dish washer and leave for a few hours and then clean.

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