Today it’s been forty days without Dear Jules, aka Rosie of Baking Cakes Galore, who left us quite unexpectedly of heart attack. This event was created to honour Jules but also to bring awareness about heart diseases and the best cure is to know what causes it and how to prevent it. As much as […]


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Ivy on June 8th, 2010

Dear friends, I am really moved and can’t write too many thing about Rosie. On the 19th May 2010, a dear friend Rosie, of Baking Cakes Galore passed away.  Most of you have probably heard about this and then maybe some of you haven’t. Maria, one of her dearest friends has written a beautiful post […]


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Ivy on September 19th, 2009

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  I have participated at this event last year as well and I shall continue to support it because every woman must be aware of this silent killer. Michelle ofBleeding Espressoand Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy are sponsoring an O Foods Contest.  Please see below for the details.  Please […]


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First of all for all of you who are celebrating Easter tomorrow I wish you a Happy Easter and to be in good health.  We still have another week to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.   Yesterday,  when I visited Susan I saw that Chris, of Mele Cotte is hosting her third event to bring awareness […]


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Ivy on March 21st, 2009

This week Joan’s event A Culinary Tour Around the World is taking us to The Philippines.  I google searched for some vegan Philippo recipes, since I am fasting and I decided to make Turons which are Sweet fried Banana Spring Rolls and are snacks sold in sidewalks.  The original recipe was made with spring roll […]


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Ivy on March 9th, 2009

This is a recipe I have prepared a few weeks ago.  Although I was planning to cook something vegetarian for Joan’s event A Culinary Tour around the world, unfortunately I did not manage to cook something, for personal reasons. BloggerAid is also inviting its members to join Earth Hour 2009. With only a few days […]


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Ivy on February 25th, 2009

I was planning to make a chicken stew recipe called Daro Wat but until I found time to make it I saw it posted by my friends Cakelaw, Brii and by the host, so I google searched again rejecting many recipes.  I was going to make a salad called Queen of Sheeba Salad as I […]


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Ivy on February 6th, 2009

Vol au Vent, plural Vols au Vent (meaning flight in the wind, probably because the puff pastry is very light and airy)  is a baked shell of puff pastry, filled as with either chicken, game, or fish or seafood, such as prawns, in a cream sauce. I spotted these Vols au vent at my friend […]


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Ivy on January 29th, 2009

I am really disappointed that I missed the train for Germany for our virtual culinary tour around the world, as I was planning to participate but I lost track of the time, so my Pigs in a blanket, will have to wait before I lose another train and I am now heading right away to […]


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Ivy on November 30th, 2008

Gloria, of Cookbook Cuisine, has created and bestowed  upon Giz at Equal Opportunity Kitchen, Val at More Than Burnt Toast and myself an Angel Award. As I said to Gloria: “Gloria, this was the first e-mail I checked today and it’s 7 a.m. I was wondering if I was still sleeping. I am greatly honoured […]


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