Frugal Recipes

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 5th, 2010

  If you can get fresh anchovies, called gavros in Greek, forget those canned, salty ones and you will get hooked with these fresh beauties. Gavros is one of my favourite small fishes because it is not only cheap but it also tastes good and of course a good source of heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 24th, 2009

The modern Greek word is arakas αρακάς.  Mpizeli in Greek   μπιζέλι (or pizeli as it is pronounced in Cyprus), comes from the italian word pisello -  in latin pisellum  pisum a name which originally was Greek from the ancient Greek pissos – pisson  (αρχαία ελληνική πίσος ή πίσον (αντιδάνειο) and borrowed back from us.  […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 24th, 2008

Melitzanes giahni or as they are called in Cyprus «vazania giahni», are eggplants in tomato sauce.  My mother,  as well as all other Cypriot women, would fry the potatoes and eggplants in a lot of oil and they would then sauté the onion in the oil and add fresh ripe tomatoes and tomato paste, as […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 26th, 2007

This is a dish which I made out of the ingredients I had at home. I had not planned to make it and this morning when I got up I hadn’t yet decided what to prepare with the leftovers. I was thinking of the classical curry with vegetables and rice but then two of my […]

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