Ivy on May 26th, 2010

Mahalebi is a cream we make in Cyprus like pudding. The traditional way of flavouring this cream is with rose water, rose syrup and orange blossom water. Back at home my mom served it with spoon sweets and a little syrup on top and my favourite would be with bitter orange spoon sweet. For a […]


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Ivy on October 5th, 2009

One of September’s grapes is called fraoula, which means strawberry. I do not know why it is called strawberry but I suppose it could be because of its colour or taste.     We usually don’t eat grapes except for the seedless sultana grapes but for some unknown reason when I saw them at the […]


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Ivy on January 13th, 2009

Why would I by posting a Nectarine Cake in the middle of winter? Nectarine is a medium-sized stone fruit – a variety of peaches or a mutation of the peach bearing fruit –  (Prunus persica) with a smooth red and yellow skin, firm yellowish-pink flesh and a peachy flavour with undertones of almond. Commonly showcased […]


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Quince is one of my favourite spoon sweets and I made it three times this year.  The first and second time I made it the same way as I had previously posted the recipe and my children loved it. My son who was coming from Switzerland for the Christmas holidays told me that he wanted […]


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Ivy on December 8th, 2008

Weekend Herb Blogging, originally created by Kalyn, of Kalyn’s Kitchen, has now passed on to Haalo, of Cook (almost) Anything at least once, is now celebrating its three years anniversary and through this event we come to learn more things about herbs, vegetables, plants, edible flowers and fruit around the world. All the entries that […]


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Ivy on July 17th, 2008

If your luxury car needed high octane fuel, would you fill the tank with alternative cheaper fuel? I am sure the answer is no, even if fuel prices are rising day by day. God created us and gave us a mouth where we should put high quality fuel in it so that we can live […]


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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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