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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 16th, 2007

Glyka tou koutaliou, which are traditional, homemade, spoons sweets are slowly disappearing.   Working housewives have so little time to spare that they can’t devote to such time consuming work and prefer to buy them from supermarkets. As a result, traditional recipes are gradually being forgotten and whatever spoon sweets are made and consumed are all […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 15th, 2007

Croutons are pieces of sautéed or rebaked bread, often cubed and seasoned, that are used to add texture and flavor to soups or salads. Ingredients: 2 cups stale bread, cut into cubes 1/3 cup olive oil 1 clove garlic Salt & Pepper Oregano or other herbs (optional) Directions: In a food processor or mixer add […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 12th, 2007

In Cyprus flaounes are made during Easter and the traditional recipe is much more complex but tastier, because in the dough we put a lot of other ingredients. The cheese used is made especially for this occasion but during other periods we make them with halloumi cheese. During next year’s Easter I will give you […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Vine leaves or grape leaves are the leaves from the grapes used for making wine or the grapes we eat. The best period to get the vine leaves is when they first appear, during April – May, when they are fresh and tender and before they are sprayed with pesticide. Leaves are quite light in […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Dolmades are vine leaves stuffed with ground meat and rice.  There are a few different kind of dolmades depending on the region.  The most common in Greece is that with the Avgolemono (egg-lemon) sauce.  In other regions, including Cyprus, they make add tomato and cinnamon.   During Lent we make them vegan, only with rice and […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 5th, 2007

Ravioles is a Cypriot pasta dish, similar to ravioli, having its roots probably from the Venetian times.  In Cyprus this pasta dish is filled with aged halloumi and the pasta is cooked in chicken broth. A few days ago my son came back from Crete and some friends from Crete, Sophia and her family, from […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 5th, 2007

If we buy a whole chicken from the butcher we have to wash and clean it. We remove any visible feather roots and any remaining which cannot be removed we burn them off. Take a piece of cotton and wet it with a one tablespoon of spirit. Light it in the sink and pass chicken […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

There’s nothing like homemade mashed potatoes, the ultimate comfort food. Preparing mashed potatoes is so simple to make and cannot be compared with the dehydrated stuff you get in supermarkets. Mashed potatoes are made by pressing freshly boiled potatoes. Baking or starchy potatoes are recommended for mashed potatoes as they are high in starch with […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

A Roux (pronounced rou) is a combination of flour and fat,  butter  or oil which are bound together to thicken sauces, gravies and stews. Preparation time: about 15 minutes or more if you want it dark Ingredients: 60 – 70 grams butter 80 grams flour Heat butter in a sauce pan and add flour and […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

In the Greek language there is only one word for pumpkins, squash or courgettes (zucchini) and the word is «kolokythi or kolokytha».   Kolokotes, therefore are traditional Cypriot pastries, similar to calzone, empanadas, boureki or pies as we call them, made with squash and are neither sweat or salty.   They are vegan and perfect for […]

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