Ivy on October 12th, 2013

There are so many reasons I’m feeling really blessed with my life but first and foremost was that I met “D”, we got married and had three wonderful children together.   I am grateful that we are growing old together and today we are celebrating  our 33rd wedding anniversary. Although my today’s post is not […]


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  As this month is the month of Halloween, Baking Partners chose as there theme to bake Cupcakes or Muffins with pumpkin. We had three choices but I chose to make Pumpkin chocolate chips Muffins from Joy of baking  which in its turn was also  adapted from  Baking from the Heart, a collaborative cookbook with Michael J Rosen, a recipe suggested by Reshmi […]


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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 October 31st, 2008

Rosie and Maria of Sweet and Simple Bakes are hosting an Event for Halloween. BOOOOO!!! Happy Halloween for all of you who are celebrating. Unfortunately here in Greece we do not celebrate Halloween and we know about it only from the films we see. I have never made anything spooktacular before so I really didn’t […]


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Ivy on August 21st, 2008

This is one post I will never forget as it involves four of my best friends. Ben , Cake, Pixie and Val (stated alphabetically). A few weeks ago I bookmarked a recipe from Cakelaw, Cranberry Lemon Cupcakes with passionfruit, which she had made from another friend of hers. Cakelaw was the first we exchanged packages […]


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Ivy on August 1st, 2008

A few weeks back I was drooling over some cupcakes my friend Cakelaw, from Laws of the Kitchen made and the next day I decided to make some. I did not have exactly the ingredients so I used both plain flour and self raising flour and reduced the baking powder, I added orange essence as […]


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Ivy on December 7th, 2007

Royal icing is a type of dessert icing which dries to a hard, glossy finish. It will be solid white when dry, unless it is coloured. This simple icing can be used for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and a range of other baked goods, and in addition to being spread onto desserts, it can also be […]


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