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Ivy on March 2nd, 2009

When I read Cynthia’s post about The Essence of Choka, I knew I would love this recipe but never had the opportunity to make it as I cannot find cilantro in Greece.  When I went to Cyprus a few weeks ago, I went to the Supermarket and bought two large bunches of cilantro and tried […]


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Ivy on March 1st, 2009

Think Spice… is a monthly blog event dedicated to spices founded by Sunita, ofSunita’s World, and I had the pleasure to host it for the month of February, exceptionally featuring two spices this month:   Mastic Gum and Fennel Seeds. The reason for this exception is that mastic gum is not a well known spice and […]


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Ivy on February 28th, 2009

There are certain recipes I have heard of but since I have never tried them before, I never bothered making them myself.   I was debating whether to make Beef Stroganoff or a Borscht beef soup for Joan’s Culinary Tour Around the World, as this week’s destination is Russia. I wanted to make the Borscht soup […]


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Ivy on February 26th, 2009

The Royal Foodie Joust, which is the brainchild of Jenn, The Leftover Queen,  is a real challenge and especially this month it was an even greater challenge as the three ingredients were Satsuma (or any other orange citrus) – zest, fruit or juice – Shallots and Edible Flowers, were very difficult to combine. Where would […]


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Ivy on February 25th, 2009

I was planning to make a chicken stew recipe called Daro Wat but until I found time to make it I saw it posted by my friends Cakelaw, Brii and by the host, so I google searched again rejecting many recipes.  I was going to make a salad called Queen of Sheeba Salad as I […]


Continue reading about Yemarina Yewotet Dabo (Ethiopian spiced honey bread)

Ivy on February 22nd, 2009

I am really sorry if I have not visited most of you this past week but as I have already told you my sister is staying with us and I have been working on this post for a whole week, mostly early in the morning, in order to be able to post it. I prepared […]


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Ivy on February 18th, 2009

Fun Faces Today I wanted to post something easy as my sister has come from Cyprus and will be staying with me for a week, so I don’t have much time to visit your blogs and spend a lot of time on the computer. I have being doing a lot of cooking and my recipes […]


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Ivy on February 16th, 2009

A few months ago, when I was hosting one of the Events for the World food Programme – Time to be Thankful, Lisa, of Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, participated with a lovely recipe of  Black-eyed pea Patties.  I bookmarked the recipe and decided to give it a try some weeks ago, adding a few ingredients of […]


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Ivy on February 14th, 2009

I love making spoon sweets and every time I write about one I end up saying that it is my favourite.  Each one has a different taste and when raw even if it is bitter like the walnuts or citrus or tasteless like water melon rind, when it is done it is transformed into something […]


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Ivy on February 12th, 2009

A Caesar salad has chicken breasts, romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, and black pepper.  Wikipedia. Continuing healthy eating I wanted to make Caesar’s salad for the first time. After reading in the internet 6 – 7 recipes I got an idea how it is […]


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