Ivy on August 5th, 2008

I am not really sure of the name of the fish as I have found it in a dictionary as dusky grouper.InGreek there is only one name for it: Rofos and then looking it out in the internet I saw that there are a few types of groupers: Red Grouper, Dusky grouper, Golden grouper etc., […]


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Ivy on July 21st, 2008

  If you want to increase the amount of omega-3 fat in your diet, the best way is to eat more fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel. Eating broiled, baked or steamed fish two to three times a week is a good way of increasing the omega-3 fat in your diet. Last Tuesday I […]


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Cypriot cuisine has been influenced through the centuries by the many conquerors.   The most important influence though, came by the ancient Greeks. Since ancient Greeks came to the island, until nowadays, Greek language and Greek civilization and culture are dominant on the island. Most of the Cypriot recipes are similar to the Greek ones […]


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Ivy on May 15th, 2008

For those reading my blog regularly, I wrote at the beginning of May that during the days my sons were sick, my husband went to buy some fresh fish for a soup for the boys and he called me to ask if I wanted some fresh anchovies for us. I thought that it was a […]


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Ivy on March 23rd, 2008

Bakaliaros (Cod) is another Greek traditional dish which has become synonymous to the 25th of March, which is the Annunciation of Virgin Mary and on that day we also celebrate the Revolution against the Turks in 1821. The Annunciation in Greek is called Evangelismos and those named Evangelos or Evangelia celebrate their name day. My […]


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Ivy on February 19th, 2008

Tuesday is the day we have our farmers’ market where I live, in Athens.   However today after the snowfall of Sunday only a few farmers managed to make it there. Although it was a nice and sunny day, the snow was still visible and early in the morning it was very difficult to go […]


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Ivy on November 15th, 2007

If you ever visit Greece, you must definitely try gavros tiganitos.  There is nothing quite as good as fried fresh anchovies and some ouzo.   Although anchovies are one of the cheapest fish in Greece yet they are so tasty and so healthy.  You get Omega 3 fatty acids from the fish and Omega 9 fatty […]


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  This Salmon recipe with sweet and sour flavours, surrounded with fruit and vegetables is incredibly delicious, plus easy to make, not to mention very healthy. Glykoxinos Solomos (Sweet and Sour Salmon en papillote) Preparation time: 5 minutes’ Baking time: 30 minutes’ Serves:  4 – 5 Ingredients: 3 salmon fillets red and yellow bell peppers, […]


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