Appetizers

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2011

The other day when I was writing the post for the Vegan Black Bean Spanakopita, I was craving these beans again so the next day, I made them into a casserole dish with lots of vegetables and tomato sauce.   Dried legumes are very healthy as they are a good source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, […]

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Piperies Florinis are red long sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, in Norther Greece, where they are produced. I read in the site of a local producer that these red sweet peppers have been growing in Florina for centuries and date back to antiquity.  They were probably brought back to Macedonia from India […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2009

Feta is a white cheese and is the most consumed cheese in Greece. It’s also the most widely exported Greek cheese. And feta cheese is exclusively Greek. In 2005, after sixteen years of hot debate, the European Union’s highest court decreed that «feta» is protected as a traditional Greek product, and that none of the […]

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Continue reading about Stuffed Cucumbers with Fetatziki

Ivy on Απριλίου 8th, 2009

I was not going to post this recipe today  but some time after Easter, as I wanted to focus on strictly Lenten recipes.   Those who read my blog regularly know that I have been fasting since Clean Monday that is since 2nd March and I have been posting only nistisima, which are vegetarian and vegan […]

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Continue reading about Garides Saganaki me Masticha (shrimp saganaki)

Ivy on Απριλίου 7th, 2009

My first encounter with Avocado was some years ago, before creating a blog and at a time when the internet connections were slow and we paid by the hour when connected, so information was not easily accessible.  I don’t even remember what I did with it but I remember we did not like it. A […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 17th, 2009

If you ever visit Cyprus never order à la Carte.In Cypriot restaurants or tavernas your will see that they serve meze (plural mezedes) on their menu.Cypriot cuisine is famous for its mezedes, which translate as appetizers. Don’t think as mezedes being small appetizer plates as starters but Cypriot mezedes are more than just starters but […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 2nd, 2009

When I read Cynthia’s post about The Essence of Choka, I knew I would love this recipe but never had the opportunity to make it as I cannot find cilantro in Greece.  When I went to Cyprus a few weeks ago, I went to the Supermarket and bought two large bunches of cilantro and tried […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 7th, 2009

Blogging is wonderful and you get to know new people with different cultures, you cook their food and learn so much from them.  I have learnt so much since I’ve started blogging and met some amazing people and you my friends are among them.  As time passes we get closer and these friends are just […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 30th, 2008

Elies Tsakistes (pronounced Eliės Tsakistės) are crushed olives which are harvested when green. Green olives are usually sold ready to be eaten but if you produce olives and want to make them from scratch, there is a procedure to follow in order that the olives become edible. First of all you have to crack the olives and put them […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 12th, 2008

I have so many recipes I have prepared ages ago and have not posted about them. Today I saw  the event Sensational Sides, so I decided to post this recipe. Beetroot salad with anchovies   Ingredients: ½ kilo beetroots, together with their fresh leaves 2 spoonfuls of walnuts, coarsely cut 250 grams of Greek yoghurt […]

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