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Green beans are cheap this time of the year, so I practically cook them once a week.  When we came back from the farmers” market,  I  cleaned, washed and dried them and  the following day they were ready to be cooked. When buying them, I intended to cook them yiahni, as is the usual Greek […]

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Continue reading about Stove top Tourlou-Tourlou me Fassalokia (Vegetable Medley with Green Beans)

Today is Palm Sunday for the Greek Orthodox and just a week before Easter.  Althoughit it is a fasting period, which means that for 48 days we should abstain from eating foods derived from animals, containing blood and from animal derived products such as dairy products, this year we did not fast all the period […]

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Continue reading about Lavraki Psito me Ladolemono Moustardas (Grilled Sea Bass with Mustard Ladolemono)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 2nd, 2013

When cooked, the chicken becomes so juicy and flavourful and because a slit is made in the baby potatoes, all the wonderful flavours of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary are absorbed by the potatoes, making them irresistible.

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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 Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2012

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords. The Greek title of my cookbook is «Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou», which means Welcome to my Kitchen. If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2012

Summer is officially over, although yesterday there were people still swimming at Assini Beach.  Today it is dull, cloudy and it rained for a few minutes in the morning.  The temperature has dropped so we will be staying more hours at home, which means that now I have more time for some work to be […]

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Continue reading about Penne with Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic, Cilantro and Marinara Sauce

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 10th, 2012

Pollo alla cacciatora, translates and hunter’s chicken.  I don’t know if game, such as rabbit was originally involved and later on chicken was used to deserve its original name or if whether it is just hunter’s style chicken, the way the hunter cooked his chicken or whether when the hunter came back home from hunting, […]

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Continue reading about Pollo alla cacciatora (Hunter’s Chicken Stew)

Ivy on Αυγούστου 23rd, 2012

The time has finally come and we shall be moving during the weekend.  The bad news is that  we will be without a land line telephone and consequently no internet for a long time.  We applied to the telephone company and although the nearest house with telephone is only 50 metres away, we are required […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 4th, 2012

 «Let your food be your medicine, let your medicine be your food», Hippocrates. Garlic (Allium sativum), is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and has been grown for over 5000 years.   In ancient Greece we find garlic mentioned in Aristotle’s writings, who mentions that it was used as a tonic but […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 4th, 2012

Some purists who don’t like their traditional recipes changed may cringe at this but I’m sorry, I have already posted the authentic Dakos recipe and I like to experiment in the kitchen : ) This salad has all the ingredients of the original recipe but I have gone one step further by giving it my take. […]

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Continue reading about Rocket Dakos Salad with Apricots, Feta and Apricot vinaigrette

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