Ivy on March 26th, 2015

Thrapsala (Illex coindetti or short-fin squid) are of the same family as calamari but much more cheaper, at least here in Greece, but equally delicious. As I do not find the time to post my recipes immediately, they have been waiting patiently for the right time to be posted, the first one being cooked three […]


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  Kalamaria is a very popular dish in Greece and Cyprus, especially during Lent when seafood is allowed to be eaten.  Although we can eat all sorts of delicious food during Lent I find it difficult to cook dried legumes or just vegetables on Sundays as Ι have always connected  Sunday cooking with meat dishes. […]


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Ivy on November 2nd, 2007

  If you get fresh kalamari, which we usually do in Greece, you will have to clean it first.  Frozen kalamari are usually cleaned. To clean the kalamari, remove the part where the head and the tentacles are and cut head off and keep just the tentacles making sure not to break the ink sac […]


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