Easy Recipes

Last Thursday was Tsiknopempti, which literally translates as stinky Thursday.  Stinky in a good sense, referring to the smell (tsikna) of the smoke coming , from the charred meat, which fills the atmosphere from everywhere on that day, as it is a tradition to grill or fry meet.  Pempti means fifth as it is the […]

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Continue reading about Easy Spetzofai (Spicy Mezes with Sausages) and other recipes with My Spicy Sauce

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 22nd, 2012

  Patsavouropita is a traditional Greek Tyropita (cheese pie) but before giving the recipe let me explain what it means  because I know it’s all Greek to you. Patsavoura means something which is not neatly stacked in an orderly way and also a rug used to mop up dirt and metaphorically it is a demeanor […]

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Continue reading about Patsavouropita (the easiest Greek Tyropita – Cheese Pie)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2011

During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year.  But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts?   After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself  and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see […]

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Continue reading about Two easy Chocolate Cookies

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2011

  You know, I love pasta dishes as they are cheap, easy to make and very versatile.  If you are working and don’t have much time, this is a dish you can prepare in no time.  Although I do not work, during summers I love to spend my time at the beach rather than being […]

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Continue reading about Hot Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ivy on Μαΐου 17th, 2011

Greek Cuisine has a lot of simple but delicious recipes and home-cooked meals are defininitely healthier as you know what ingredients you use and there are no preservatives and, when compared to dining out, much cheaper. Now that our children will be living on their own and have minimum cooking experience, they have asked me […]

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Continue reading about Easy Greek & Other Recipes

Ivy on Μαΐου 14th, 2011

I’ve been looking in my recipes file to find more easy recipes  to post and, of course, I have a lot of pasta recipes which I have never posted as well as a lot of chicken recipes, as we don’t eat beef/veal, pork or lamb often but still have a few of them as well. […]

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Continue reading about Greek style Spaghetti Chicken Alfredo

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

Ivy on Απριλίου 10th, 2011

If you have leftover rice and don’t know what to do with it, here is a quick and easy solution which can be served as a side dish.    If you don’t want to eat rice the next day again, you can deep freeze it and use it whenever you like.  I served this side dish […]

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Continue reading about Savoury Rice Pudding

Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2011

Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Continue reading about Spring and Halvas with Chocolate, Nuts and Dried Fruit (Vegan)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 10th, 2010

I made this recipe last week which I adapted from the Joy of Baking but used ingredients I had at home.  I used hazelnuts instead of pecans, demerera sugar instead of white sugar, I had only 2 ripe bananas, instead of 3, so I made some minor adjustments to the recipe. My twist to the […]

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Continue reading about Banana Muffins with Mint Chocolate and hazelnuts

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