Greek Cheese

You can do this recipe from scratch if you like but I made it the following day, after having leftover spaghetti and Bolognaise sauce.  The changes I made to this classic dish turned it into something completely different, very tasty, light and healthy not to mention that with a few extra ingredients this dish was […]


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  Tomorrow is Tyrini, the last day before the Easter fasting begins and also marks the end of carnival.  On this day it  is a tradition to eat anything with dairy products, especially cheese.  In Cyprus the last day before fasting for Christmas (14th November) and Tyrini, before Easter is called “sikoses”.  Sikoses, from the […]


Continue reading about Tyrini Sunday (Sikoses) with Tyrompiskota (Cheesy Savory Cookies) and other ideas

Although I’ve stopped going to the gym since the beginning of this month as the weather has been very hot,  most of the mornings we have been going to the beach for swimming.   However, I still want to get some more exercise and there was a great offer on home treadmills which are pliable, […]


Continue reading about Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Chicken Fajitas with leftovers

Ivy on June 10th, 2010

I haven’t made a real dessert for ages, so I have been  really looking forward to making a cake  for my husband’s birthday, which is today. Cheesecake is one of our favourite desserts but being on the Mediterranean Diet, for a few months now, I didn’t want to make something loaded with calories and unfortunately […]


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Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad.  As I usually buy lots of […]


Continue reading about Mediterranean Vegetable Millefeuilles with Pesto

After Easter I’ve started watching my weight again and have been going to the gym everyday.  A few days ago when we went to the supermarket I found myself putting some low fat products in the cart, such as Dirollo cream cheese with 3% fat, which is similar to Philadelphia, myzithra also called anthotyro or […]


Continue reading about Healthy, Low fat Anthotyro-Cream Cheese Strawberry Jelly

This is an old recipe I made a couple of years ago but I prepared it a little bit different this time. First of all I have sliced the chicken in a different way and then I tied it with kitchen string. I bought filleted chicken breasts so they were without the skin and bones […]


Continue reading about Braised Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, graviera and bacon (revisited)

Ivy on January 4th, 2010

Chronia Polla – Happy 2010!!  I hope you all had a wonderful time.   Unlike Christmas day, we had a wonderful time during these holidays.  The weather here in Greece was fantastic and more like Spring (I heard on the weather forecast that it was the hottest New Year day the past hundred years) so with […]


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Ivy on December 28th, 2009

Hope you all had lovely Holidays.  I cannot say the same, as we had to spend a whole day in hospital on Wednesday, after my son had a stomach virus and then on Christmas day my husband caught it as well but thank God it only lasted for a few days and they are beginning […]


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This month’s Tried & Tested is featuring Kevin of Closet Cooking. This event was an original idea by Zlamushka of Spicy Kitchen. Each month a blogger is featured and we have to choose one of his/her recipes and recreate it and blog about it. This month’s host, is Hema of Salt 2 Taste. Kevin makes […]


Continue reading about Agginaropita Me Prassa (Greek Artichoke & Leek Galette)

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