Ivy on October 26th, 2009

I have waited eagerly the past few months for the film Julie and Julia to come out in the theatres in Greece and finally it came out on Thursday, so I couldn’t wait any longer and we went on Saturday evening to see the film.   I am sure that by now you have all heard […]


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I’ve been avoiding posting desserts the past month, although I have so many recipes I want to post.  It’s so hard to resist when you are cutting down the calories. I made this dessert early June, when my son visited from Geneva.  I had made Dulce de Leche for the second time and I was […]


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Ivy on July 2nd, 2009

Mangoes are not cultivated in Greece but we only have imported ones and only in the past years they have started to become more popular.  Since they are imported they are much more expensive than the fruit produced locally, which can be found in abundance, they are delicious and of course much cheaper. As I […]


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Ivy on June 16th, 2009

As I already told you I have some guests staying with us, as well as our son who came from Switzerland again, as he had to be interviewed for his Master Degree, which he will start after September.    The candidates are many and only a few will be accepted but the interview went well and […]


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Ivy on February 2nd, 2009

Last week when my sister visited me from Cyprus, I wanted to make a dessert but since I’ve been trying to eat lighter, I decided to make something, not so “sinful”.    I also wanted to use mastic gum, since I am hosting this month’s event Think Spice.. Think Twice:  Fennel Seeds and Mastic Gum […]


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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 October 23rd, 2008

It’s not the kind of thing we think of every day-eating roses, that is. Yet, the noble rose has had a place in our kitchen for eons, tantalizing, seducing, intoxicating people more than any other flower. Roses, which were used as a seasoning, were sold by the roadside in fourth-century BC in Athens. In ancient […]


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Ivy on July 22nd, 2008

Vanilla and Coconut Panacotta Some months ago I bought some coconut milk for desserts but I didn’t have any idea what to do with it. Somehow it got forgotten in the cupboard and a few weeks ago when I was cleaning the cupboards and emptied them I found it again. I google searched writing “coconut, […]


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Ivy on July 17th, 2008

If your luxury car needed high octane fuel, would you fill the tank with alternative cheaper fuel? I am sure the answer is no, even if fuel prices are rising day by day. God created us and gave us a mouth where we should put high quality fuel in it so that we can live […]


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Ivy on July 6th, 2008

I am really excited I discovered how to use gelatine and have mastered the art of making meringue and since then I’ve been experimenting with how to make new recipes. The last recipe I made with gelatine is this orange pie or whatever, I don’t know how to call it but I don’t want to […]


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