Greek Cheese

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 28th, 2009

To all the Greek and Cypriot friends and readers of my blog «Chronia Polla» for today’s National Holiday, Ochi Day. I have been seeing so many pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere in the blogosphere and with Halloween coming up soon I thought to share these recipes with you in case you wish to make something […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 23rd, 2009

My friend, Natasha, of 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures, is hosting an event where she has asked us to further explore the flavours and textures of Macaroni and Cheese by deconstructing it and adapting it to our own culinary style.  You still have time by the end of the month to prepare your own version […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 14th, 2009

I think a Greek blog would be incomplete without introducing some of the Greek cheeses. I have written about some of these cheeses in the past but I thought that it would be a good idea to put them all in one post with some recipes.   In the future I shall be updating this post […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 8th, 2009

Summer Escapes Part II Taygetus Mountain: Sparti – Megalopolis This is a local recipe from Lakonia and is a very rustic, traditional village recipe with rooster but it can also be made with chicken. Kokoras Bardouniotikos means Rooster from Vordonia area. Before giving the recipe I would like to tell you a few things about […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2009

Fetatziki sauce is a creation of mine which I made several years ago.  The original recipe was created when I wanted to make tzatziki and discovered that I had no yoghurt.  You will find the original recipe at the end of the post. However, recipe developping is something I love and I tweak my own […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 6th, 2009

Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make.   All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil.  Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 15th, 2009

Although making pies is not considered to be an easy job, pies are considered easy to eat and this bell pepper pie is both really easy to make and to eat. Bell Peppers, also known as sweet peppers are native to Mexico and their seeds were carried to Spain during the 15th century and from […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 30th, 2008

  Tyropita (τυρóπιτα) meaning tyri (cheese) + pita = pie is a Greek pastry made with different cheese fillings.   A classic tyropita is made with layers of phyllo, prefereably hand made but store bought is an easy but also delicious solution, which is layered and buttered or oiled.  Buttered phyllo is richer in taste but […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2008

Τυροκαυτερή (Tyrokafteri), from the words tyros = cheese + kafteri = hot, in some places also called ktypiti or kopanisti is a dip or a spread with cheese and chili peppers. Kopanisti, takes its name from the cheese produced in the Cyclades and the Aegean, which is a type of soft cheese with a peppery, […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2008

Saganotyri Saganaki is one of the best Greek mezedes. By now I am sure that you all, my friends, know what mezes (plural mezedes) is. For other readers who are new to this blog, mezes is an appetizer served with wine, ouzo or tsikoudia. There is a lot of false information given on the internet […]

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