Jams And Preserves

I think that by now, you all know about my love to make preserves.  Yesterday when I went to the farmers” market, peaches and nectarines were very cheap.  Although I only bought a kilo of each to eat them, I could not resist making them into jam. Summer is the time for stone fruits and […]

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Continue reading about Jammin again… Marmelada Rodakino & Nektarinia (Spicy Peach and Nectarine Jam)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 15th, 2012

I love making fruit preserves and jams so I always buy fruit when they are in season and cheap.  This way we save money, eat healthier, with no additives or chemicals… and with much, much better taste! Why haven’t I ever posted a recipe for apricot jam before?   I really don’t know but  I […]

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Continue reading about How to make Lemon & Ginger Apricot Jam (Marmelada Verikoko)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 29th, 2011

A few weeks ago I was talking to my son, who is in England, on Skype and I cannot remember how but we started talking about Jaffa Cakes.  These are like biscuits (but are actually cakes), the first layer being an airy sponge cake, an orange jelly in the middle and covered with chocolate on […]

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Continue reading about Jaffa Cake, for my birthday

Ivy on Ιουνίου 27th, 2010

Looking through my recipes I found a Cherry Black Forest Cake which I did not manage to post last year, so I thought I should share it with you now that the cherry season is here. I have posted similar recipes in the past, so I am just going to give you the links. Cherry […]

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Continue reading about Black Forest with Caramelized Rum Cherries

Ivy on Ιουνίου 4th, 2010

The strawberry season is almost ending and now you can get them quite cheap.   If you like having strawberries, year round (not that they’ll last so long) you can preserve them.   Imagine eating your ice cream with strawberries and strawberry syrup in August, or making strawberry panna cotta in winter.  The leftover syrup is a […]

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Continue reading about Strawberries and Apricots Spoon Sweet

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 8th, 2009

I suppose most of you  will be surprised seeing eggplants served as a sweet.  I know that my Greek friends have eaten or heard of melitzanaki glyko.  I had to share with you a twist I made to this traditional recipe, in which I added grenadine, not only for the lovely taste, but also to […]

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Continue reading about Glyko Melitzanaki me Grenadini (Eggplant with Grenadine Spoon Sweet)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 14th, 2009

It’s been a while since I posted a dessert, not that I don’t have any recipes to post but subconsciously I want to avoid them as much as possible, as I am trying to keep away from them I have been eating healthier and lighter for the past month, not following any diet but I […]

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Continue reading about Mpezedes and Apricot Compote = Apricot Meringue Dessert

Ivy on Ιουνίου 13th, 2009

I am on a cherry kick right now and try to make some desserts while there are cherries. I just made my first cherry compote and look at it, I just love that deep burgundy color of cherries. So what’s the difference between spoon sweets or fruit spreads? To begin with spoon sweets are whole […]

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Continue reading about Cherry Compote

Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2009

We left quite unexpectedly for a long weekend and went to a nearby island.  It was a decision we took on Friday afternoon and we left early on Saturday morning and came back yesterday.  We are having really high temperatures here in Athens and until we leave on vacation in August, we shall be doing […]

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Continue reading about Fruit spreads or sauces

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 26th, 2009

I have been preserving beets in vinegar (ξύδι = pronounced ksydi = xydata (in vinegar)) for many years but I have never blogged about it.  In most of my recipes with beets, I usually roast or boil more so that I can preserve them and I have used these preserves in a lot of my […]

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Continue reading about Pantzaria xydata (Cypriot Beet Preserve) and Beetroot Salad with Oranges


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