Butternut Squash

Ivy on October 28th, 2012

  If you would like to make something different for Thanksgiving, you should try this Greek Kolokythopita (Pumpkin or Butternut Squash Pie).  It may be different from what you are used to but it’s so delicious you will love it.  Pumpkin is not as easy to find in Greece as butternut squash, so you can use […]

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  What do you do when you have a huge butternut squash around 8 kilos? My neighbour in Assini gave me two huge butternut squashes from her garden the evening before leaving Nafplio.  One of it was not ripe yet, so I left it there hoping that by the time I get back it will […]

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Ivy on December 14th, 2011

I have said it many time that diet food should not be bland and monotonous.  My family were licking their fingers when they ate this dish and characterized it as “gourmet”. There will be many temptations during the holidays so why not cook something healthy but delicious that only you will know that this is […]

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The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was changed by the French into “pompon.”  The English termed it “pumpion” or “pompion.”   If you would like to learn more about the origin of Pumpkin Pie, read more here. I am sure you are fed up seeing pumpkin […]

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Ivy on February 22nd, 2011

I think that you will agree with me that there isn’t any one who will say that they do not love croissants, especially if they are home made. I used to think that it was impossible to make them but I challeged myself and after a couple of attempts and watching a few tutorials on […]

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Ivy on October 28th, 2009

To all the Greek and Cypriot friends and readers of my blog “Chronia Polla” for today’s National Holiday, Ochi Day. I have been seeing so many pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere in the blogosphere and with Halloween coming up soon I thought to share these recipes with you in case you wish to make something […]

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Continue reading about Kolokythopita me Myzithra (Savory Pumpkin Pie)

Ivy on October 25th, 2008

Whenever I go to the farmers’ market I never plan what to buy.I know, of course, what the basic things I need are but there are things which I buy depending on the price, which are not in my plans.This week for instance I bought some pomegranate, quince, pumpkin, apples, bananas and grapes. (The bananas […]

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