Black Eyed Beans

Louvi, as we call it in Cyprus, is black eyed beans.  In Greece they are called fassolia mavrommatika (louvi xero) and louvi fresko, when it is still green, is called ambelofassoula in Greece. Louvi fresko can be eaten as a main dish but also as a salad to accompany other dishes. Louvi xero can be […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – and Black eyed Peas with Chard and Black eyed Peas Salad with Avocado

Summer Escapes part VII – Lakonia: Elafonissos, Plytra, Archangelos and Monvemvassia During our last visit to Sparti, we had the chance to visit Southern Laconia, see some new places and revisit some others we had visited in the past.   There are so many places one can visit but a one-day excursion is not enough […]

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Continue reading about Ampelofassoula (fresh black eyed beans) and Marida (Pickerel)

Ivy on February 16th, 2009

A few months ago, when I was hosting one of the Events for the World food Programme – Time to be Thankful, Lisa, of Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, participated with a lovely recipe of  Black-eyed pea Patties.  I bookmarked the recipe and decided to give it a try some weeks ago, adding a few ingredients of […]

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Continue reading about keftedes me Mavrommatika (Black-eyed Pea Patties)

It’s difficult to cook for a family when you can’t get the whole family to eat the same thing. My children are not very fond of legumes and most of the times I have to cook two meals so that everyone will eat. I have made it a rule to cook legumes at least once […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – Mavrommatika (Black eyed beans) in tomato sauce


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