Independence Day

Ivy on Μαρτίου 25th, 2012

Today is Evangelismos tis Theotokou (Annunciation Day) and also our Independence Day.  Chronia Polla to all our co-Hellences and Chronia Polla to my daughter, Evangelia (Elia) who is celebrating her name day. Whenever someone is celebrating their name day, there is always a dessert to offer to our guests. Although today I have made eclairs as this […]

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Continue reading about Kok, Greek Sponge Sandwiches

Ivy on Μαρτίου 24th, 2011

In Part I, of my post regarding Nafplion, you can read about the history which lead to making Nafplion the first capital of Greece and a tour from one side of the port to the other, which ends at the Promenade and a reference to Acnonafplia, with lots of pictures of the port and  Bourtzi. […]

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Continue reading about Nafplion – Part II: Touring the old city

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Today is a special day as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Republic.  You will find a short history on Cyprus at the end of the post. Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)i, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick «th», are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini).   The zucchini blossom flowers […]

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Continue reading about Independence day with Athoi Gemistoi – Stuffed zucchini blossom flowers

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2008

Bakaliaros (Cod) is another Greek traditional dish which has become synonymous to the 25th of March, which is the Annunciation of Virgin Mary and on that day we also celebrate the Revolution against the Turks in 1821. The Annunciation in Greek is called Evangelismos and those named Evangelos or Evangelia celebrate their name day. My […]

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Continue reading about Bakaliaros with Skordalia (Cod and garlic dip)


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