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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 30th, 2012

Dear Readers and friends,  I am ending this year’s post with a Marathon post with Risottos.  This post is symbolic and as we through rice at weddings as a symbol of prosperity, I wish that the New Year will bring you and your families Happiness and prosperity to your lives. I make risottos very often […]

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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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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 27th, 2011

How were your Christmas holidays?  I hope everyone had an amazing and safe holiday…and are looking forward to next weekend’s holidays. We had a great time and I am very happy to have all the family again together, as my son came from England and will be staying with us for a month. I wanted […]

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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 Μαρτίου 21st, 2011

Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Continue reading about Spring and Halvas with Chocolate, Nuts and Dried Fruit (Vegan)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2011

People from around the world have come to love spanakopita which is usually made using store bought phyllo which is filled with spinach, green onions, dill and feta.     At this point I can imagine a few of you saying ahhhhh!!!   as this is usually the kind of spanakopita one can eat in Greek […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 26th, 2010

I made this recipe last year but did not have time to post it.  If you have leftover turkey meat from your roasted turkey, cut it into very small pieces and use it instead of minced meat. I have a lot of recipes I have not managed to publish and I hope that this week […]

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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

You’ve heard me talking about the Mediterranean Diet many times. For those of you who are not familiar with this diet, this is the modern nutritional recommendation, inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Crete which expanded to the remaining parts of  Greece  and followed by most of the countries of Southern Europe. The Mediterranean […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 25th, 2010

Each month Foodbuzz hosts a special event called Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 (24 meals, 24 blogs, 24 hours) when 24 bloggers showcase their meals within a specific period of twenty four hours. Food blogger members of this Social community around the world are called to submit their proposals each month for their global monthly event […]

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