Cookies

Hello from Athens again. I’ve been trying to write a blog post when I was in Assini for over a week unsuccessfully and I haven’t been visiting my friends” blogs for quite a long time.  Please forgive me but there are a lot of distractions in the countryside.  You can read a post on our […]

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Continue reading about Ways to use your leftover Egg Whites and Chocolate Petimezi Amygdalota Cookies

  Tomorrow is Tyrini, the last day before the Easter fasting begins and also marks the end of carnival.  On this day it  is a tradition to eat anything with dairy products, especially cheese.  In Cyprus the last day before fasting for Christmas (14th November) and Tyrini, before Easter is called «sikoses».  Sikoses, from the […]

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Continue reading about Tyrini Sunday (Sikoses) with Tyrompiskota (Cheesy Savory Cookies) and other ideas

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2011

During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year.  But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts?   After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself  and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see […]

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Continue reading about Two easy Chocolate Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 19th, 2010

These cookies were intended for a gingerbread house but one of the walls accidentally broke so I had to figure out a way to use them.  Well, there was no need to  cry over spilled milk and after all, lots of wonderful recipes were created due to an accident. The wafer cigars were intended for […]

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Continue reading about Gingerbread Cigar Cookies

Soon after Easter I started watching my diet again but reading blogs all the day, there are some times I am really tempted to make some of the recipes I see. Being on diet doesn’t mean that you can’t eat a dessert once in a while or a snack.  Instead of eating anything else in […]

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Continue reading about Temptations from friends: Sausage rolls and Tyropita with Tangzhong Starter and many more recipes

This time of the year I don’t feel like posting any other recipes than cookies or cakes so I’ve opened my file and found lots of recipes I made throughout the year and I think this would be the best time to post them. I am starting with one recipe which I made last Christmas […]

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Continue reading about To be tempted with Peanut Butter Cookies, or not to be tempted, that is the question..

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Continue reading about Orange flavoured Pecan and Almond Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2008

  Whenever I visit Bobbie, of Blog Chef, I really love all his recipes and have made a few of them which were fantastic. Recently I discovered that apart from his savory recipes, Bobby makes the most amazing desserts as well. He recently made some macaroons.  These cookies should not  be confused with the French […]

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Continue reading about Coconut and Almond Macaroons and A Gluten Free Macaroons Cookie Recipe

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2008

This weekend I had a visitor from Crete. Remember telling you about our friends in Crete sending us all that xynomyzithra cheese? There daughter is in the same University as my son and they are preparing their thesis together. They usually do most of the work online but sometimes they have to meet and review […]

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Continue reading about Oatmeal Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

These are the traditional cookies we make in Cyprus and call them «koulourouthkia» and sometimes koulourouthkia sigma.   The letter sigma is the only letter in the Greek alphabet which has three forms: capital, small and ending  «S»  (Σ σ ς), so they are shaped like an end s. In Cyprus we make these cookies with […]

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Continue reading about Koulourouthkia me Anthonero (Blossom Water Cookies)


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