Greek Cheeses

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2014

When Zorra of Kocktopf, invited  me on Facebook, to participate to the  Bread Baking event,  I wasn’t sure what to make but I decided to take the challenge.  This month’s theme is breadsticks and according to our host,  Marion  it doesn’t matter if they are thick, thin, long, short, straight or crooked, as long as the bread or […]

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Continue reading about Spicy Cornmeal Breadsticks with Graviera Cheese and Tomato Chutney

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 10th, 2013

Now that we are still in Athens, I’ve been cooking a lot for the family.  When there’s no leftover food from lunch, I usually prepare something for my men to eat in the evening. A few days ago I made pizza but when I began making the dough, the flour was not enough so I […]

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Continue reading about Rustic whole wheat Galette with Sausage

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2013

Flashback six years ago.  In 2007 was the year I decided to take early retirement.  To fill my spare time,  I started copying my old recipes as my scrap books were torn, greasy and falling apart.  I decided that it would be better to copy them on my computer so that in the future I […]

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Continue reading about 6 Years Blog Anniversary and Fig and Peach Anthotyro Cheese Tart

Ivy on Αυγούστου 7th, 2012

In Greece we have a local variety of eggplants (aubergines) called Tsakonikes, named after the region they are produced (Tsakonia) Kynouria, a region in Arcadia, Peloponnese. These eggplants are long, thin, seedless and very sweet, so you don’t have to salt them to draw out bitterness.  It is a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) […]

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Continue reading about Melitzanes me tyria (Greek Eggplants with Cheese)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 15th, 2012

  I made this savoury cheesecake during the Christmas holidays.  I was inspired by Greek Dakos which is a Cretan appetizer made on a barley rusk called dakos, with feta or myzithra and tomato on top. As a base I used a dakos rusk called kritharokoulouro, ordinary rusks and PICK salty biscuits which are similar […]

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Continue reading about Dakos Savoury Greek Cheesecake

Ivy on Μαΐου 14th, 2011

I’ve been looking in my recipes file to find more easy recipes  to post and, of course, I have a lot of pasta recipes which I have never posted as well as a lot of chicken recipes, as we don’t eat beef/veal, pork or lamb often but still have a few of them as well. […]

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Continue reading about Greek style Spaghetti Chicken Alfredo

Ivy on Απριλίου 30th, 2009

When I saw this recipe at Choosy Beggars, I knew I would like it, since halloumi is a cheese indigenous to Cyprus, where I come from and which I adore and anything with halloumi in it  would definitely be great. Halloumi is made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep milk, and it has a […]

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Continue reading about Halloumi-Graviera Pull-aparts


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