Italian

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, […]

Share

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

Ivy on Ιουνίου 24th, 2010

A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla  Trapanese or […]

Share

Continue reading about Pesto Mafioso from Sicily

Eating healthily according to the Mediterranean Diet, does not mean depriving yourself of all treats! If you want to eat a dessert every now and then, just be smart about what you eat.  All the ingredients I used to make this cream is low fat.  I used low fat cream, low fat Greek yoghurt and […]

Share

Continue reading about Low Fat Greek Strawberry and Apricot Yoghurt – Cream Cheese Panna Cotta

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 4th, 2010

Chronia Polla – Happy 2010!!  I hope you all had a wonderful time.   Unlike Christmas day, we had a wonderful time during these holidays.  The weather here in Greece was fantastic and more like Spring (I heard on the weather forecast that it was the hottest New Year day the past hundred years) so with […]

Share

Continue reading about Greek Herby Shrimp Risotto

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 […]

Share

Continue reading about Baked Meatballs and Homemade Cheese Ravioli and Malfaldine

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2009

Tiramisu used to be one of my favourite desserts and although I used to make it often in the past, after the bird flu, I stopped making it because of the raw eggs used in this dessert.  While in Rome, we were offered tiramisu a couple of times, as part of the menu and remembered […]

Share

Continue reading about Pull me up with a Tiramisu

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2009

Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone,  I thought it would be much smaller and  imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?).  However, kaltsounia are […]

Share

Continue reading about Calzone

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

Share

Continue reading about Healthy Homemade Greek Ladenia vs Italian Pizza

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

  After our recent trip to Rome , I am still dreaming of Rome and its food.  I love a good marinara sauce!  I have been making this sauce for ages and have realized that I have never posted it before.   This sauce is very easy and very versatile and it’s not worth buying the […]

Share

Continue reading about Homemade Marinara Sauce

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 4th, 2009

Insalata Caprese, which means Salad made in Capri, the region of Campania, in Italy, is a simple salad using plum tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and seasoning. I made a twist on this salad using halloumi and mint as well, both in the form of pesto and fresh mint. I wanted to share this salad […]

Share

Continue reading about A different approach to Insalata Caprese


© 2007 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved. All recipes, text and photographs on this site are the original creations and property of the author. Do not post or publish anything from this site without full credit and a direct link to the original post. E-mail me using the contact page with any requests or questions.