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 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 October 21st, 2008

Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples. […]


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Ivy on October 18th, 2008

Back in the summer when I was experimenting with gelatin, I made this dessert with watermelon. The dessert was nice and refreshing but it was not too sweet so if you ever try and make it add a little bit more sugar, say 1/2 a cup. The jello part on top was unintentional and I […]


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Ivy on October 10th, 2008

Most of the times I never plan ahead what to make and when I’m in the mood of making something, I look into my pantry and get ideas what I can make with ingredients I already have at hand. I made this tart more than a month ago. I prepared a tart shell which I […]


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Ivy on September 24th, 2008

In Greece we usually make a no bake, easy cheesecake and for those of you who have never tried this baked version, I strongly recommend it. If you cannot find pecans, you can substitute them with walnuts. A mistake which is usually made by novice bakers is that they add too much butter to the […]


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Ivy on September 18th, 2008

This morning I thought I had finished with all the events I had committed to post in order to post some seasonal recipes but I can’t resist and have more and more events to participate in. However, before I start preparing recipes for the events there is something I should have done a long time […]


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Ivy on September 6th, 2008

Sometimes when I go to the farmers’ market I get carried away and buy more things that we can eat and this is why I wanted to make a tart, as I had a lot of peaches and grapes to use. Would you believe that this is the first time I am making a tart? […]


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