After the overdose of butter and sugar during the Christmas period, you might want to eat something light, delicious and healthy for a change.  I know that I do and although personally I shall start eating healthier, I still need to post some of the recipes I have made during the holidays. On New Year’s […]


Continue reading about Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

Ivy on December 29th, 2010

As I said in the previous post, I was hoping that on Sunday I would have leftovers so as not to cook but since there was nothing left I decided to cook an easy chicken recipe. My son came from Portsmouth last week, where he is studying and a couple of months ago, he had […]


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Although I’ve stopped going to the gym since the beginning of this month as the weather has been very hot,  most of the mornings we have been going to the beach for swimming.   However, I still want to get some more exercise and there was a great offer on home treadmills which are pliable, […]


Continue reading about Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Chicken Fajitas with leftovers

This is an old recipe I made a couple of years ago but I prepared it a little bit different this time. First of all I have sliced the chicken in a different way and then I tied it with kitchen string. I bought filleted chicken breasts so they were without the skin and bones […]


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Ivy on November 29th, 2009

Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone,  I thought it would be much smaller and  imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?).  However, kaltsounia are […]


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Ivy on October 23rd, 2009

My friend, Natasha, of 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures, is hosting an event where she has asked us to further explore the flavours and textures of Macaroni and Cheese by deconstructing it and adapting it to our own culinary style.  You still have time by the end of the month to prepare your own version […]


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Many people shudder at the thought of cooking or eating liver but in Greece we eat it a lot.   I love liver, especially, chicken livers, however, I don’t cook it very often as chicken giblets are high in cholesterol and only cook it two or three times a year, mostly during Easter. Before cooking it, […]


Continue reading about Sykotakia me Lahanika (Braised Chicken Livers with Poached Grapes)

Summer Escapes – Part IV –  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]


Continue reading about Living in the countryside and Pasta with Chicken, zucchini and pesto

  Living in Athens in an apartment is not easy to barbecue because we do not have the space to do this often.  I do have a small barbecue but we avoid using it as whenever we do, the smoke gets into the appartment, so I avoid using it.  Some times I use the oven […]


Continue reading about Chicken Souvlakia and Makaronosalata me Kotopoulo (Pasta Salad with Chicken)

Ivy on July 11th, 2009

Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies.    After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well.  You can make the recipe from scratch or use leftover chicken or turkey. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make […]


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