Artichokes

Ivy on Απριλίου 8th, 2012

Anginares à la polita is a dish originating from Constantinople, in Greek Constantinoupolis, also called «Polis» meaning the city of Constantine. Therefore this dish means «artichokes city-style».  Asia Minor used to be Greek for millenia until the Turkish Empire captured those territories as well.  The Greeks developed several styles of cooking such as Smyrneiki Kouzina or Politiki […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2012

  This year was so cold that I cannot remember any other year making so many soups.  We usually stick to the traditional ones like Chicken and Rice Avgolemono, Trahanas, Hortosoupa, Psarosoupa and Kreatosoupa.   Except for hortosoupa all the remaining are not allowed in a gallbladder diet.   After seeing the list of what […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 16th, 2012

Disclaimer:   I’m not a doctor, I’m not a surgeon and I’m not a dietician.  Each person may have different symptoms, so please consult your doctor before following this diet. In my last post I told you that my husband was in hospital but I did not have the time to explain in detail what happened.   […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 26th, 2011

Spring is here and although after my post about Spring on the 21st March, the temperature dropped suddenly and we had a very cold week, now spring is definitely here. Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean and appear during spring.  Although during the past years we have all sorts of vegetables cultivated in green houses, […]

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Continue reading about Artichoke Lasagna – Pastitsio

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 9th, 2009

This month’s Tried & Tested is featuring Kevin of Closet Cooking. This event was an original idea by Zlamushka of Spicy Kitchen. Each month a blogger is featured and we have to choose one of his/her recipes and recreate it and blog about it. This month’s host, is Hema of Salt 2 Taste. Kevin makes […]

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Continue reading about Agginaropita Me Prassa (Greek Artichoke & Leek Galette)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 6th, 2007

Artichokes from the region of Argolida Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean and appear during spring.  Although during the past years we have all sorts of vegetables cultivated in green houses, we never see artichokes after the end of Spring.  Of course, we can get them frozen or canned but they are much tastier when […]

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