Chestnuts

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 19th, 2014

Homemade spreads are easy to make and can be bottled in pretty jars as gifts. This original chestnut and dulce de leche spread will be much appreciated. Dulce De Leche is a favourite Latin American treat.  I combined this amazing treat with chestnuts and I am very proud to have created this delicious spread.  Whenever I […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 5th, 2010

I wish to apologise for not being around lately and visiting your blogs as often as I would like to.  I try and visit back those who leave a comment at the blog or on facebook. I am working hard on the book and hopefully I will have it published by the end of  November, […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 9th, 2009

Quince is one of my favourite spoon sweets and I made it three times this year.  The first and second time I made it the same way as I had previously posted the recipe and my children loved it. My son who was coming from Switzerland for the Christmas holidays told me that he wanted […]

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Continue reading about Glyko Kydoni kai Kastano (Quince and Chestnut spoon sweet)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2009

Quince is known from ancient years and its cultivation is said to have preceded that ofthe apple culture.Many references to «apples», in the ancient yearsmay have been to a quince. Among the ancient Greeks, the quince was a ritual offering at weddings, for it had come from the Levant with Aphrodite and remained sacred to […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2008

Can this gâteau get any more decadent?   Well, never say no, because you never know. I was planning to make this gâteau or at least a similar one, last year but when I bought the chestnuts to make it I sprained my ankle so I never got to make it. When I bought the chestnuts […]

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Continue reading about Chestnut, Cream cheese, chocolate and Dulche de Leche Gateau

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2008

    After Boiling and peeling the chestnuts, you can use them in savory or sweet dishes. In order to make a chestnut puree it is best to boil them in water, milk or both, depending on the recipe you want to make, until they become soft.  You then mash them the same way you […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2008

Chestnuts are quite expensive and the big ones are about 5 Euros a kilo and smaller ones around 3 Euros, so when last week I found a bargain at the farmers” market of 1.50 Euros a kilo I bought 5 kilos!!! The chestnuts were quite big, sweet and I did not have to throw any […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2007

  Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki” (“farmers” market”) which is an open air fruit and vegetable market near my house and I usually buy fruit and vegetables to last for a week. Last Tuesday I bought some chestnuts, intending to make a chestnut gateau but unfortunately I fell and strained my ankle and now I […]

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