Ivy on March 2nd, 2013

When cooked, the chicken becomes so juicy and flavourful and because a slit is made in the baby potatoes, all the wonderful flavours of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary are absorbed by the potatoes, making them irresistible.


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Ivy on October 10th, 2012

Pollo alla cacciatora, is an Italian dish, which translates and hunter’s chicken.  I don’t know if game, such as rabbit was originally involved and later on chicken was used to deserve its original name or if whether it is just hunter’s style chicken, the way the hunter cooked his chicken or whether when the hunter […]


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The time has finally come and we shall be moving during the weekend.  The bad news is that  we will be without a land line telephone and consequently no internet for a long time.  We applied to the telephone company and although the nearest house with telephone is only 50 metres away, we are required […]


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  Christos Anesti and chronia polla.  This is our wish after Easter which means Christos Anesti (Christ has risen) and may you live for many years. Today, Monday after Easter it is still a public holiday here in Greece.  I wanted to cook something light with ingredients I had at home as all the shops […]


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We returned from Sparta last night and I wish to thank all of you for your sympathy and kind words. Apart from the economic crisis even the weather is conspiring against us this year.  A big Siberian Freeze is hitting Europe the past week with snowfall all over the country, even here in Athens.  We […]


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Kotopita is one of many types of meat pites.  This particular pie is made with a horiatiko (village) phyllo pastry crust, which is very easy to handle and roll. I make kotopita with different kinds of fillings and two similar recipes are included in Volume 2 of my e-cookbook. You can serve this Kotopita during […]


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Ivy on October 6th, 2011

The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago.   Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn’t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious.  In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to […]


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Remember the Scarlet Pesto I posted  about a year ago?   Well this recipe is from then and it is also included in my list of  recipes which I added on New Year’s day, in order to remind myself that I should post these recipes. Chicken Kiev is a popular dish of boneless chicken breast […]


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Ivy on May 14th, 2011

I’ve been looking in my recipes file to find more easy recipes  to post and, of course, I have a lot of pasta recipes which I have never posted as well as a lot of chicken recipes, as we don’t eat beef/veal, pork or lamb often but still have a few of them as well. […]


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Ivy on May 12th, 2011

  The weather is very stubborn this year and the Spring weather seems like a shy girl, who doesn’t want to come out from her shell and is hiding away and is grumpy and bad tempered. The beaches are empty, it is windy and the temperatures are below normal for this time of the year.  […]


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