Fruit Preserves

Ivy on September 16th, 2014

A sudden trip popped up, unexpectedly and since I had some fruit in the fridge (the peaches were from last week), the bananas started to have spots, so since I already had dessert in the fridge, what better way to use them and make some jam. Our neighbour who has the citrus grove next door has two […]

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Continue reading about Banana Jam with Figs, Peaches and Grapes

I always start the first post of the year with something symbolic, which should be sweet so that the New Year will also bring sweet memories the next year to come.  My first dessert of the year is not only sweet but also peppery which makes it even more  interesting as they will be lively and […]

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Continue reading about Happy New Year!! Ginger Preserve and Ginger Chocolate Mousse

I have already posted the traditional recipe for Glyko Karpouzi a few years ago but here’s a different approach, making it with mini watermelons and more fragrance. Unfortunately I did not have some pickling lime, so I did not use it this time and as a result, it was not very crunchy.  However,  if you […]

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Continue reading about Aromatiko Glyko Karpouzi (Aromatic mini Watermelon Rinds Fruit Preserve) revisited

Ivy on July 8th, 2013

This is an all time favourite, easy dessert I remember from my childhood but like everything else, recipes can evolve as well into something more complex than an ordinary, simple dessert. You must know by now how I love making fruit preserves, jams and homemade liqueurs.  I never serve them the old fashioned way but […]

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Continue reading about Kormos – Choco Orange Salami

Ivy on June 1st, 2013

Good morning and wishing you a happy weekend and a wonderful summer! The farmers’ market in Nafplion is twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.  Now that we are just the two of us living here in Assini, we don’t really need to visit the farmers’ market twice a week but I enjoy visiting Nafplion […]

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Continue reading about 5 Recipes with Peaches and Apricots

It’s been really hot during the past weeks and as that was not enough, I have been suffering from back aches and pain in the neck so that has kept me away from blogging.   I have been going for physiotherapy and I am a bit better but still I must avoid staying too long […]

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Continue reading about Cake with Caramelized Peppermint Apricots – A Taste of Yellow

Ivy on December 21st, 2011

During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year.  But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts?   After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself  and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see […]

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Continue reading about Two easy Chocolate Cookies

Ivy on October 6th, 2010

  This time of the year the grapes are very cheap so apart from making moustalevria, you can make it into fruit preserve and use it in lots of recipes like cheesecake, panna cotta, eat it plain as it is or with Greek yoghurt etc.   When the grapes fall off the bunch, here in […]

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Continue reading about Glyko Stafyli (Grape Preserve)

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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Continue reading about Glyko Milo (apple spoon sweet)

Ivy on February 21st, 2008

Bergamots (Citrus aurantium) can be found in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and other Mediterranean countries. Bergamot originated in Asia and is a small tree with long, oval green leaves with white flowers, which blossom during the spring. The bergamot bears a small fruit which matures early January and is about the size of an orange but […]

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Continue reading about Glyko Bergamonto (Bergamot spoon sweet)


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