Greek Herbs

We have been away for a couple of days after a short visit to our house in Assini.  Please bear with me as I have a few exciting things to share with you.   First of all it’s been a while since I updated my other blog as unfortunately things did not turn as we expected but […]

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Continue reading about Plastos, Spanakopita from Thessaly and Epirus, Ressi and Kolokythopita (Zucchini Pie)

Ivy on Μαΐου 22nd, 2012

  When I received the package from GreekFoodShop.com and saw two kinds of olives and sun-dried tomatoes, the first thing that came to my mind was to make lagana, which is the predecessor of focaccia and top it with these wonderful ingredients.   Tepes edible olives are produced in Gera, which is a beautiful and rich […]

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Continue reading about Lagana with Garlicky Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Rosemary

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2011

During the Great Lent period which is 48 days before Easter, the Orthodox abstain from eating foods containing animals with red blood (meats, poultry, game, fish), as well and products from animals with red blood (such as milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)  Fish with backbones are not allowed but mollusks like squid, octopus, shrimps, mussels etc., […]

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Continue reading about Dolmadakia Bakaliarou (Dolmades with Cod Fillets)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 23rd, 2010

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, […]

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

Ivy on Μαΐου 27th, 2010

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 […]

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Continue reading about Mediterranean Vegetable Millefeuilles with Pesto

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 9th, 2009

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 […]

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

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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Continue reading about Tiganopsomo (fried bread)

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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Continue reading about As easy as pie

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 21st, 2008

Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, has tagged me several days ago, to bake bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Challenge. Like Aparna, I also enjoy baking bread and I also chose to make a different kind of bread rolls, with whole wheat flour. Breadline Africa is a charity based in South Africa and works towards […]

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Continue reading about No knead Anise and sultana whole wheat rolls

Ivy on Αυγούστου 30th, 2008

Last Tuesday when I went to the farmers’ market, I bought lavraki (sea bass) as I wanted to make a recipe I had bookmarked some days ago from Nancy Gaifallia’s blog in About.com. (Unfortunately she is no longer writing there). When I read the ingredients and the way of preparation, I knew this would be […]

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Continue reading about Lavraki me ntomates (sea bass) in parchment paper

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