Creative Concoctions

Ivy on Ιουλίου 4th, 2012

Some purists who don’t like their traditional recipes changed may cringe at this but I’m sorry, I have already posted the authentic Dakos recipe and I like to experiment in the kitchen : ) This salad has all the ingredients of the original recipe but I have gone one step further by giving it my take. […]

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Continue reading about Rocket Dakos Salad with Apricots, Feta and Apricot vinaigrette

Ivy on Ιουνίου 12th, 2011

Another Creative Concoctions Event has come to an end with a little disappointment to see only a few entries. Elais -Unilever Hellas, has been very generous offering lots of olive oil to send worldwide and I wish to thank them for this. The word creative may have probably scared a few lot away but this […]

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Continue reading about Creative Concoctions #5 Roundup & Voting

Ivy on Ιουνίου 12th, 2011

A few days ago I visited my friend Marianna at her house and ate this wonderful Orange Cake.  Marianna told me that she had eaten this cake somewhere else and she asked for the recipe.  They gave her the recipe but the recipe had three whole oranges, including the peels, olive oil, sugar,  eggs, I […]

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Continue reading about Whole Orange & Strawberry Cake

Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2011

The summer is here for good and we’ve been having high temperatures.  The financial situation, the politics and the corruption of all Greek Governments in the last decades were catastrophic and we had no idea about it.  Suddenly those imbeciles, who have been stealing the people and who have been eating with golden spoons have […]

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Continue reading about A trip to Parnonas and Olive Oil Beetroot and Chocolate Karydopita

Ivy on Ιουνίου 5th, 2011

Did I ever mention how much I love desiccated coconut?  Well, I do and when I went to an Asian store a couple of months back, I bought a large packet, which was much cheaper than the ones we get in supermarkets, so I have been using it in a lot of my recipes, which […]

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Continue reading about Strawberry Coconut Olive Oil Cake

Ivy on Μαΐου 31st, 2011

  No kitchen is complete without a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and if for one reason or another you are not using Olive Oil, it’s never too late to start and also now is your chance to win one. Olive oil is a healthy fat and most health-conscious people choose olive oil over […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #5: Cakes with Olive Oil

Here we are again with another roundup of Creative Concoctions, with savoury recipes using olive oil.  Thank you all of you for participating with your wonderful, creative recipes. Meenakshi, of  Ponderings of a Working Mom, has made a healthier version of  Dal (lentils) – (oriya ishtyle) using olive oil.  In India food is usually cooked […]

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Continue reading about Creative Concoctions #4 : Cooking with Olive Oil – Roundup & Voting

Ivy on Μαΐου 20th, 2011

We came back yesterday from a visit to Nafplion again.   I suppose now that the house is progressing we shall be visiting on a regular basis at least once a week in order to see some things on the spot.   This means that I will be having less time to visit and post recipes but […]

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Continue reading about Cooking with Olive Oil Reminder and Beetroot Walnut Salad

Ivy on Μαΐου 12th, 2011

  The weather is very stubborn this year and the Spring weather seems like a shy girl, who doesn’t want to come out from her shell and is hiding away and is grumpy and bad tempered. The beaches are empty, it is windy and the temperatures are below normal for this time of the year.  […]

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Continue reading about Spaghetti with Wild Agrelia (Asparagus) Pesto

Today is Mother’s Day, so I would like to wish all the moms in the world «Happy Mother’s Day»! Οlive oil is  by far the greatest exponent of monosaturated fat and base of the Mediterranean diet, which is regarded to be the exemplar of correct and healthy diet and a factor of longevity. Greece is […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #4 and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Giveaway

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