After being in Athens for fifteen days we are back to Assini temporarily as we have a few things we need to do here before going back to Athens again.  The weather forecast looks good for the days we will be here so we did not miss this opportunity and went swimming at Tolo yesterday. […]


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The past week the temperature has dropped abruptly and it went at least ten degrees down.  With temperatures now being around 16oC, it’s time for comfort food to keep us warm. During summer we would eat dried legumes in salads but now it’s time for stews and soups.  Dried legumes are cheap and have a lot of […]


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Ivy on March 16th, 2015

Chickpeas are one of my favourite legumes which I cook quite often in many variations. This time I combined them with spinach,  which makes a delicious and healthy vegan dish, perfect during the period Lent. If you do not have the aromatic herbs I have used you can leave them out or substitute with some parsley. Stewed […]


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Ivy on June 28th, 2013

I’ve been working on my new cookbook, which will contain healthy Greek recipes, based on the Mediterranean diet, as well as lots of tips about healthy eating.  The recipes are those which I cooked when I was on diet, two years ago and lost 18 kilos.  Most of them have not been published but to […]


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Ivy on April 6th, 2011

Whenever I go to the farmers’ market I come back with lots of fruit and vegetables and a few weeks ago I bought lots of greens to make spanakopita, where I love adding myronia, kafkalithres and other aromatic herbs.   However, I keep the most tender parts of spinach and other greens to make salads.  I […]


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Ivy on March 15th, 2010

As there is not much to say about revithosoupa, which is a simple dish, before I tell you how I make it, let’s talk a little about the word “Opaaa!!”.    I am taking this opportunity because the song which has been voted for the Eurovision song contest is called “OPA”. It’s an ethnic song and […]


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  Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparti, view from Taygettus Mountain   Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a […]


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Ivy on November 15th, 2007

Hoummous or houmous or hummus, there are almost as many ways of spelling this as there are recipes for it. This Cypriot soup is inspired by the Middle Eastern dip with the same name.   The ingredients are the same only more broth is added to turn it into a soup.  It can be a  filling […]


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