Summer Escapes – Part III – Issioma, Karyon, Megalopolis Continuing our summer escapes we decided to visit my husband’s village, Isioma, Karyon, in Arcadia taking the beautiful mountain route from Sparta. My SIL who lives in Australia was here on holidays so she wanted to see their village after so many years. The village is […]


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Ivy on May 26th, 2009

When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake. The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here. I made a […]


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I rarely use my Microwave oven and when I do it is usually to melt butter and some times chocolate.   However, Rachel, of Tangerine’s Kitchen, is hosting the event Microwave Easy Cooking,  originated by Srivali, of Cooking 4 all Seasons,  so in order to participate I google searched and found this recipe.     It […]


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Ivy on March 24th, 2009

Fasting for Easter was not something we were looking forward to when we were young maybe because the older generation used to cook  the same Lenten dishes, over and over again, mostly dried legumes and seasonal vegetables. Now you can find all sorts of fresh or frozen vegetables year round and you have cookbooks, food […]


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Ivy on December 23rd, 2008

Amygdala is the name of almonds in Greek and this dessert is called Amygdalota “all almonds”. There are a few versions either baked or not. These desserts are traditionally made in the Greek islands, shaped liked small pears with a clove inserted on the top and showered with confectioners’ sugar. I did not follow the […]


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Ivy on December 17th, 2008

Oranges and Lemons Poem Oranges and lemons Say the bells of St Clement’s You owe me five farthings Say the bells of St Martin’s When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey When I grow rich Say the bells of Shoreditch When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney I’m sure […]


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Ivy on December 15th, 2008

I have been told by some friends again that I am still having problems with my site, as I also had with the previous post.   Although viewing it with Firefox I have no problem, I tried viewing my site with Internet Explorer and my post is mixed up with previous posts and code.  When I […]


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Ivy on November 20th, 2008

One of the things Switzerland is famous of is Chocolates and of course I couldn’t resist buying a lot. I have been experimenting with making chocolates during the past months but I haven’t posted any recipe yet as I was planning to post them before Christmas. The best of the chocolates I bought in Switzerland […]


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Ivy on May 22nd, 2008

Lately I haven’t posted any cakes or desserts as I am trying to avoid them but this recipe was prepared early March, so I thought for a change I could add a dessert. Don’t get me wrong, I am still on a “healthy diet” not that I am starving but I am trying to eat […]


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Ivy on April 21st, 2008

It’s been like crazy the last few days. I’ve had too many things to do and so little time. Today I was out all morning and I’ve been cooking and baking since noon. We started fasting and they wanted something to eat. I made this cake today and it is very easy to make. You […]


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