Easy Recipes

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 […]


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

Ivy on October 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 […]


Continue reading about Banana Muffins with Mint Chocolate and hazelnuts

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 […]


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

Ivy on September 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 […]


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

Ivy on May 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 […]


Continue reading about Light Milk Mahalebi with Strawberries

Ivy on November 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 […]


Continue reading about Homemade Marinara Sauce

Ivy on May 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 […]


Continue reading about Orange flavoured Pecan and Almond Cookies

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 […]


Continue reading about Microwave Chocolate, Hazelnut and Toffee Bar Fudge

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,  […]


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

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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