Easy Recipes

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Today is a special day as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Republic.  You will find a short history on Cyprus at the end of the post. Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)i, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick «th», are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini).   The zucchini blossom flowers […]

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Continue reading about Independence day with Athoi Gemistoi – Stuffed zucchini blossom flowers

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 20th, 2010

Update:  Voting for Project Food Blog has started.  If you like you can vote for me directly  from the widget. Thank you, Ivy I see lots of posts that summer is over and fall recipes are showing all over the blogosphere. Well, not here in Greece!!  It’s still summer, still going to the beach, temperature […]

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Continue reading about Peach & Nectarine crumble and how to peel stone fruit

Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2010

Mahalebi is a cream we make in Cyprus like pudding. The traditional way of flavouring this cream is with rose water, rose syrup and orange blossom water. Back at home my mom served it with spoon sweets and a little syrup on top and my favourite would be with bitter orange spoon sweet. For a […]

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Continue reading about Light Milk Mahalebi with Strawberries

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

  After our recent trip to Rome , I am still dreaming of Rome and its food.  I love a good marinara sauce!  I have been making this sauce for ages and have realized that I have never posted it before.   This sauce is very easy and very versatile and it’s not worth buying the […]

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Continue reading about Homemade Marinara Sauce

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Continue reading about Orange flavoured Pecan and Almond Cookies

Ivy on Μαΐου 17th, 2009

I rarely use my Microwave oven and when I do it is usually to melt butter and some times chocolate.   However, Rachel, of Tangerine’s Kitchen, is hosting the event Microwave Easy Cooking,  originated by Srivali, of Cooking 4 all Seasons,  so in order to participate I google searched and found this recipe.     It […]

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Continue reading about Microwave Chocolate, Hazelnut and Toffee Bar Fudge

Ivy on Μαΐου 5th, 2009

This recipe started when I had a very ripe banana to use.  At first I thought to make some cupcakes and noticed that I did not have any eggs at home so I remembered my vegan cupcakes I made during Lent but still since I did not have some of the other ingredients as well,  […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate and Ginger Cake, with cream cheese glazing

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2008

Sangeeth, of Art of Cooking Indian Food, is hosting an Event called the 101 Series. Sangeeth has named a theme and will go on to the next one, once she has 101 entries. This month’s theme is Omelette and I am contributing to Sangeeth’s event with three different recipes: Omelette No.1 Greek sausages, sun dried […]

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Continue reading about On behalf of the Greeks, I apologize to the people of India.

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 13th, 2008

Yesterday it was our Wedding Anniversary (28 years!!!) and we had a little family celebration, so I prepared this for dessert. Galatopita, which means milk pie, is a very plain pudding which used to be made with simple, every day ingredients they used to have at home. Milk, eggs and semolina to make the cream […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 28th, 2008

  I was looking for grilled chicken breasts recipes and found this teriyaki chicken recipe.     I didn’t know what teriyaki  is, so I google searched further and read a few other recipes as well.   I did not have all the ingredients, so I decided to go along with what ingredients I had at home.    Instead […]

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Continue reading about Mushroom Teriyaki Chicken

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