Ground Meat

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 20th, 2010

First of all I want to thank each and every one of you again for the lovely comments regarding the cookbook. Today I want to share with you a delectable recipe sent to me by one of  my Greek readers.  She wrote to me at the beginning of summer and sent me her grandmother’s authentic […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 28th, 2010

We’ve been eating burgers quite often, especially now that I am watching my diet.   That’s why whenever I make some burgers, I make a big batch and freeze them, especially now that it’s summer and we go to the beach, by the time we shower and prepare a salad they are ready and we […]

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Continue reading about Greek Juicy Turkey Burgers. What’s your secret?

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 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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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

One of the dishes we tried in Rome was ravioli and I loved their sauce. I don’t know what kind of sauce they make but it was delicious and as I had never served ravioli with a sauce before, I decided to make a marinara sauce to serve them. In the Piazza di Campo dei […]

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Continue reading about Baked Meatballs and Homemade Cheese Ravioli and Malfaldine

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 27th, 2009

Pastitsio takes its name from the Italian pasticcio, also known as “Lasagna al Forno” in some regions of Italy.   In Cyprus we call pastitsio «Makaronia tou Fournou» which again means «Baked Pasta» which is the same as«Lasagna at Forno».   Lasagna al Forno is made with a flat noodle or sheet pasta called “lasagna”  instead […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio Lasagna: Which came first the chicken or the egg?

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 14th, 2008

Bombari is a Cypriot traditional recipe which resembles like sausage but it is actually a cooked meal. My mother used to make this and we loved it.   Although I did not have a recipe for this, however, I could remember the way she used to make it and I tried to recreate it. I […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2008

Rolo me patates is made with ground meat in which we addd hard boiled eggs and make a roulade, like a meat loaf,  and bake it in the oven.   In Cyprus we enclose the roulade with caul fat, which melts as it is being baked in the oven and gives a wonderful flavour to the […]

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Continue reading about Rolo me Patates (Meat Loaf with potatoes)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 4th, 2008

Yesterday I didn’t know what to prepare for lunch and remembered that I had some lasagna in my pantry which were there for quite a long time. I had some vegetables, bell peppers and mushrooms and some spring onions, carrots, parsley and eggplants from last week’s visit to the farmers” market, which needed to be […]

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Continue reading about Greek Style Lasagne with Anthotyro

When someone who has never cooked before decides to start cooking, I bet that they always start with this dish and fried potatoes:)It is easy, only a few ingredients are required, it is quick to prepare and it is so tasty. This is probably why it took me so long to post about this recipe. […]

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Continue reading about Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti in Meat Sauce), the Greek version of Bolognaise

Ivy on Ιουλίου 20th, 2008

Those of you reading my blog know that I am from Cyprus, which although it is an independent state, our culture, language, religion, customs, food, music, national anthem etc., are Greek. The immigration of settlers from Greece, which had begun at least by 1200 b.C., led to the foundation of Greek kingdoms covering most of […]

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