Easy Recipes

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 23rd, 2008

My daughter’s first cake I have written a lot of times about my mother and some memories I have shared with you relating to cooking with her. I am hoping that one day my daughter, Evangelia (we call her Elia) will also have some good memories whenever she is helping me out in the kitchen. […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2008

I’ve mentioned in my posts about Tuesdays and Wednesdays not finding time to blog as I have to go to my painting lessons in the afternoons, then I have the farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings and not much free time in between cooking and all the other house chores. Anyway yesterday I did not go […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 11th, 2008

Picture fro last week’s «laiki agora» our farmers” market. You can distinguish two different types the one which is 0.75 cents is from Achaia. In Greece we do not have a lot of varieties of potatoes, such as yellow potatoes, blue potatoes or red potatoes nor do we have names for them. The only potatoes […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2007

  Omelets make a quick, easy, delicious, and healthy meal any time of the day or night. Basically, all you need is eggs, olive oil (or butter) but the more ingredients, the better! As easy as it may seem to us, for someone never making an omelet before may be intimidating, especially the part you […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 18th, 2007

  Pasta alla carbonara is an easy pasta dish based on eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper.  That’s how I make it for the family but I love adding mushrooms and peppers in mine, so you can make it the classic way or try it my way.  I often make it with spaghetti but my […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

  Wiener Schnitzel or scallopini, as they are called in Italy or escalopes in France, consist of thinly sliced meat usually veal or pork, although chicken may also be used, dredged in flour and breadcrumbs. The meat slices are tenderized and rendered thinner with a meat mallet. Ask your butcher to prepare the scallops for […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 21st, 2007

This is the easiest dessert you can make in less than fifteen minutes and it is very delicious.  All you need to do is whip the heavy cream and combine it with yoghurt and other ingredients.  Above picture served with Caramelized Apricots. You can also serve it with Glyka tou Koutaliou (Greek fruit preserves). Giaourtoglyko […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 13th, 2007

Kagianas is a traditional Greek summer dish from Arcadia where poor people would eat out of the products they had at hand.  Some tomatoes from their garden and eggs from their hens.   This could have been their main meal served with a Greek salad and lots of crusty bread.  Nowadays it is usually served as […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

Moschari noua is a pot roast beef using the round part of beef. It can be cooked in a pressure cooker or slowly cooked in the oven in a casserole. I always serve it with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables and top it with a very flavourful gravy made with the juices of the meet. […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Τhis is a recipe everybody loves, especially the children.  However, cheeses and bacon and cream are not so healthy, as they contain too much fat, so I have tried to make a «healthier» version of a recipe I used to make lots of years ago, substituting the cheeses I used, such as regato, gouda, kerrygold, […]

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