Ideas For Christmas

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2013

Gkioulpassi is a dish which comes from Asia Minor.  It is usually made with lamb but it is also often made with lamb, port and veal.  Slits are made in the meat and spices, garlic and cheese are added in the meat.  It is wrapped in greaseproof paper with vegetables and spices and  slowly cooked […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 25th, 2013

Kourabiedes are shortcrust cookies which are coated with icing sugar. A very significant factor to have tasty kourabiedes lies mainly on the quality of butter used. Ewe’s milk butter or a mixture of ewe’s and goat milk butter is used but if you can’t find any, you can substitute it with regular butter, although the […]

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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 31st, 2011

It’s New Year’s Eve today and wanted to make a last post to thank all of you who have become my friends, through our common love, which is blogging, even if we are scattered in the four corners of this small world.   With some of you, we’ve met in person and I cherish this […]

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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 Δεκεμβρίου 24th, 2011

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on, and if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll find a few ideas here for Christmas and New year, as well as how to use your leftovers. Agriogourouno sti gastra (Casserole Wild Boar) Galopoula Gemisti (Stuffed Turkey) Moschari Noua (Pot Roast Beef) or Beef in Dark Beer with […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Remember in my post for Uses of leftovers -  Part I:  Cookies, I mentioned a dessert I had prepared a few days before Christmas and stored it in the deep freezer? Today it’s time for revelation. I made this dessert on the day I was making the Whoopie Pies.   The problem when making a dessert […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

The other night when I was making the Almond Paste for the Christmas cake, I had two egg yolks which I wanted to use.  I decided that the best way to use them was to make a custard cream.  However, I still wanted to make a lovely Espresso Coconut Roulade I saw a few days […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2008

Amygdala is the name of almonds in Greek and this dessert is called Amygdalota “all almonds”. There are a few versions either baked or not. These desserts are traditionally made in the Greek islands, shaped liked small pears with a clove inserted on the top and showered with confectioners’ sugar. I did not follow the […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 5th, 2008

Wow, how time flies and it’s time to make the Christmas Cake again.  I have been making this same Christmas Cake for ever, long before I was married.   This year I have decided to change everything. Firstly I’ve changed the decoration. They do not make Christmas Cakes in Greece so I cannot find new […]

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