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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2013

Gkioulpassi is a dish which comes from Asia Minor.  It is usually made with lamb but it is also often made with lamb, port and veal.  Slits are made in the meat and spices, garlic and cheese are added in the meat.  It is wrapped in greaseproof paper with vegetables and spices and  slowly cooked […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 27th, 2011

How were your Christmas holidays?  I hope everyone had an amazing and safe holiday…and are looking forward to next weekend’s holidays. We had a great time and I am very happy to have all the family again together, as my son came from England and will be staying with us for a month. I wanted […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2009

The recipe is different from those I have made in the past and is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste! Other recipes for Vassilopita: Vassilopita

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Hope you all had lovely Holidays.  I cannot say the same, as we had to spend a whole day in hospital on Wednesday, after my son had a stomach virus and then on Christmas day my husband caught it as well but thank God it only lasted for a few days and they are beginning […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2009

Most of us have a hard time deciding what to cook for the holidays. Here are a few ideas and hope this will help a few of you. Psaronefri with prune sauce Stuffed Turkey Roulade Stuffed Turkey (Cypriot recipe) Cottage pie with your leftovers Roasted lamb or goat Beef in Dark Beer and Pumpkin Sweet […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2009

Each year I have been making the same Christmas Cake year after year after year and I still love it and will be making it again some time in the future. However, I still want to experiment with new things and this year I am making a Christmas Cake based on the older recipe but […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 2nd, 2009

Happy New Year!! Vassilopita is our traditional New Year’s cake which is also made as a Sweet Brioche Bread, called «Tsoureki».  There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post. The traditional recipe is usually an orange flavoured cake […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 5th, 2008

Wow, how time flies and it’s time to make the Christmas Cake again.  I have been making this same Christmas Cake for ever, long before I was married.   This year I have decided to change everything. Firstly I’ve changed the decoration. They do not make Christmas Cakes in Greece so I cannot find new […]

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I know I said that I would be away for a few days to take care of some things I needed to do at the house and I’ve done most of the things I wanted to do. However, I will be away for another week and hope that you will still be visiting but I […]

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Continue reading about Lahanosalata (Cabbage salad) with Pomegranate – The best salad I have ever eaten!!

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 31st, 2008

Rosie and Maria of Sweet and Simple Bakes are hosting an Event for Halloween. BOOOOO!!! Happy Halloween for all of you who are celebrating. Unfortunately here in Greece we do not celebrate Halloween and we know about it only from the films we see. I have never made anything spooktacular before so I really didn’t […]

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