Pites-Pies-Tarts-Galettes

Ivy on March 22nd, 2015

  Tahinopsomo is a beautiful star shaped bread filled with tahini and honey based on the Cypriot recipe for Tahinopita.  However, this is much easier to make by just following the simple technique I used. We can bake it in round baking tin in order to make it look more like bread but if it is […]

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A savoury tart is always perfect for parties, enjoyed with friends for dinner, to take at picnics, to enjoy with a glass of wine or drinking a cup of coffee. The secret of making a good  tart shell is the quality of the butter used and following some basic techniques.  Up to now I have been […]

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Continue reading about Spinach and Mushroom Tart with Buffalo Butter and Cheese

Ivy on October 12th, 2014

Happy Anniversary to us.  Today is our 34th Wedding anniversary.  I am not going to write much this year, as I have already written in previous anniversaries.  I  will leave it until next year since my wedding album is in Athens and I’ll have to remember to scan and post pictures of our wedding next year! […]

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Continue reading about Jam filled Chocolate Tarts

Ivy on December 27th, 2013

We Greeks like making “pites” ( Greek savoury pies) using whatever ingredients we have at hand.   In my cookbook “More Than A greek Salad”, I have 15 recipes for “pites” using different types of phyllo with various fillings such as spinach, chicken, artichokes, leeks, cheese, meat,etc. I had some frozen polluck fillets which I […]

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Continue reading about Psaropita (fish pie) with Christmas leftovers

Ivy on November 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

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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Continue reading about Sausage and Onion Tart with easy Corn Meal Crust

Ivy on July 11th, 2009

Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies.    After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well.  You can make the recipe from scratch or use leftover chicken or turkey. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make […]

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Continue reading about Kotopita me prassa (chicken and leek pie)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY   I am sure you have all heard of Spanakopita, so the word Spanakopitakia may ring a bell to you. Spanakopitakia is the diminutive of Spanakopita which are small spinach triangles.  They, are really so easy to make they taste so good and are perfect to serve as […]

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Continue reading about Spanakopitakia (spinach triangles) and Potato Salad with Olives

Ivy on November 6th, 2007

This is an easy pie to make and when made with puff pastry it is even easier.  In the chicken filling I add some vegetables which are bound together with a bechamel sauce. During the years I was working I would make it with puff pastry but later on I found it much tastier when […]

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