Easter

Ivy on Απριλίου 28th, 2008

  Christos Anesti! Hi everybody, we returned back from our short break last night. We didn’t have much time to relax and it rained a bit but still we roasted our lamb on the spit in the garage. Since early in the morning I’ve been in the kitchen preparing for today as it’s my son’s […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 25th, 2008

Kokoretsi is a traditional Greek Easter dish consisting mainly of seasoned lamb or goat offal.  To make kokoretsi the most difficult part of the process is to wash the bowels (intestines) of the lamb. This is a time consuming procedure which is advisable to be made a day before roasting it. The bowels, which are […]

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Continue reading about Kokoretsi and Magiritsa

Ivy on Απριλίου 24th, 2008

During the Easter holidays half the population of Athens celebrate Easter at their villages or at their relatives’ villages. Like the majority of theAthenians we drive away from this crazy city to relax and rejoin again with our relatives.  Sparta is about 2 – 3 hours drive away from Athens but some times, during the Easter […]

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Continue reading about Ovelias – Easter Whole Lamb Roasted on the spit or Souvla

Ivy on Απριλίου 19th, 2008

Tsoureki is a kind of sweet bread which we did not use to make in Cyprus, or at least my mother didn’t, so this is something I have learned after coming to Greece. The other day I was looking through my old note book with recipes and I found this magazine clipping which I had […]

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Continue reading about Tsourekia with "lemon marmalade" filling

Ivy on Απριλίου 17th, 2008

  These cookies are usually prepared a few days before Easter but I prepared some last week just to show them on the blog. Like most recipes, this one as well has a lot of variations. In others they add orange juice and orange rind, in others they do not add ammonia carbonate of baking […]

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Continue reading about Greek Easter Traditional Cookies (Paschalina koulourakia)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 20th, 2007

  This is a beloved salad, easy to make but so tasty which will be a hit to your guests. This is a fabulous salad that’s truly an entire meal.  During our hot summer nights here in Greece when sometimes I am not in the mood of preparing a meal, this combination of greens and […]

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