Dough

Ivy on Μαΐου 10th, 2012

I know I have virtually disappeared and it will take some time until I am back and start visiting your blogs. My husband was operated and had his gallbladder removed (cholecystectomy).    Although technically it’s not a difficult operation if it is done laparoscopically, however the doctor began laparoscopic but had to proceed to an […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 16th, 2011

  I am very excited that yesterday I made my first video.  It was nothing planned but it was one of those rare days that I was alone at home.  I had already done the preparation of the dough and filling for Spanakopita, when the idea of making a video popped up. I know that […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 8th, 2011

Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked  on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter.    This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough it from the previous day so that I could bake it early […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 22nd, 2011

I think that you will agree with me that there isn’t any one who will say that they do not love croissants, especially if they are home made. I used to think that it was impossible to make them but I challeged myself and after a couple of attempts and watching a few tutorials on […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Hope you all had lovely Holidays.  I cannot say the same, as we had to spend a whole day in hospital on Wednesday, after my son had a stomach virus and then on Christmas day my husband caught it as well but thank God it only lasted for a few days and they are beginning […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

One of the dishes we tried in Rome was ravioli and I loved their sauce. I don’t know what kind of sauce they make but it was delicious and as I had never served ravioli with a sauce before, I decided to make a marinara sauce to serve them. In the Piazza di Campo dei […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 9th, 2009

This month’s Tried & Tested is featuring Kevin of Closet Cooking. This event was an original idea by Zlamushka of Spicy Kitchen. Each month a blogger is featured and we have to choose one of his/her recipes and recreate it and blog about it. This month’s host, is Hema of Salt 2 Taste. Kevin makes […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2009

Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone,  I thought it would be much smaller and  imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?).  However, kaltsounia are […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2009

I have a few pizza recipes to share with you, as well as a couple of calzone recipes I made recently using the same dough, so before giving the recipes here is the dough I use. I’ve been making pizzas for many years but this is my best pizza dough. My friends and relatives say […]

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