Jams And Preserves

Ivy on February 14th, 2009

I love making spoon sweets and every time I write about one I end up saying that it is my favourite.  Each one has a different taste and when raw even if it is bitter like the walnuts or citrus or tasteless like water melon rind, when it is done it is transformed into something […]


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Quince is one of my favourite spoon sweets and I made it three times this year.  The first and second time I made it the same way as I had previously posted the recipe and my children loved it. My son who was coming from Switzerland for the Christmas holidays told me that he wanted […]


Continue reading about Glyko Kydoni kai Kastano (Quince and Chestnut spoon sweet)

Ivy on December 1st, 2008

In Greece and Cyprus we like preserving fruits and you can make what we call glyka tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) with anything you can imagine. We make glyka tou koutaliou with fruit, flowers, vegetables and nuts. Quince is one of my favourite fruit preserves and this was the first time I attempted to make some.  […]


Continue reading about Glyko Kydoni me Amygdala (Quince Spoon Sweet)

Ivy on October 30th, 2008

Elies Tsakistes (pronounced Eliės Tsakistės) are crushed olives which are harvested when green. Green olives are usually sold ready to be eaten but if you produce olives and want to make them from scratch, there is a procedure to follow in order that the olives become edible. First of all you have to crack the olives and put them […]


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Ivy on October 17th, 2008

Just a few days before I was ill I saw this recipe of a Panacotta with caramelized orange peels, by Happy Cook, of my Kitchen Stories. Unfortunately my friend had forgotten to post how she made the caramelized orange peels and left me a note in my last post that she would update the recipe […]


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Figs is one of my favourite summer fruit.  However in order to make the preserve the figs should not be ripe. Living in Athens it’s not easy to have access to unripe figs unless you own a fig tree. A few weeks ago, when we went to Sparta, there was a fig tree in the […]


Continue reading about Glyko Sykalaki kai Marmelada Syko (Fig Spoon Sweet and Fig Jams)

Ivy on June 14th, 2008

First of all “Happy Father’s Day” to all the fathers of the world. If my father were alive I am sure he would appreciate this dessert. This recipe was created by me out of nothing.   When I saw this week’s Joust ingredients which were apricots butter and ginger the first thing that came to […]


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The method for roasting peppers is the same for any kind of peppers, but I have chosen Piperies Florinis, which are red sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, where they are cultivated. Before giving my recipe, I wish to explain the easiest method for roasting peppers. There are many ways you can roast […]


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Ivy on May 19th, 2008

Hope everybody had a nice and relaxing week-end and have charged your batteries for another week’s blogging. I found some time to write about the Lemon marmalade which I made last month when I mad the Lemonade. As I said then, I wanted to make a spoon sweet (preserve) with the peels just like the bergamot I had made a few months ago but seeing that the were […]


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Ivy on April 11th, 2008

Would you believe that spring has just started and we will be having 35C/95F degrees during the weekend?Well, we didn’t have much of a winter this year and we don’t expect spring to last for long, so I wanted my post today to be very colourful before spring is gone. Whenever I go to the […]


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