Jams And Preserves

Ivy on Μαΐου 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 made the Lemonade. As I said then, I wanted to make a spoon sweet with the peels just like the bergamot […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 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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Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2008

This sauce is also fantastic like the previous one I made with strawberries.   If you leave it to boil for more time until the fluids evaporate you will make a great kiwi jam. Preparationtime: 5minutes Cooking time: about 15 minutes Makes:  about 1 cup Ingredients 4 kiwis ½ cup of sugar 1 tablespoonbrandy 1 […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2008

Sorry I haven’t been around lately but my elder sister is visiting me from Cyprus and we have a lot of catching up to do, so I do not find time to spend on the computer. However, I wanted to communicate today with you to wish you a Happy Easter and post a very easy and quick recipe. This is perfect on ice creams, […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 21st, 2008

Bergamots can be found in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and other Mediterranean countries. Bergamot originated in Asia and is a small tree with long, oval green leaves with white flowers, which blossom during the spring. The bergamot bears a small fruit which matures early January and is about the size of an orange but it’s shape […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 19th, 2007

  Nerantzi, called kitromilo (or kitromilaki for the small ones) in Cyprus, (bitter oranges or Seville Oranges), Citrus  aurantium belong to the citrus family but they are not edible because of their bitterness.  However, they can be made into three kinds of preserves.  When it is in blossom, when it is green the whole fruit is preserved and […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 19th, 2007

Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), is a species of Prunus in the subgenus Cerasus (cherries), native to much of Europe and southwest Asia. It is closely related to the wild cherry (P. avium), but has a fruit that is more acidic and so is useful primarily for cooking.   Wild cherries have been documented by  the Greeks as early as […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 18th, 2007

Although I have already given a few recipes for spoon sweets I forgot to mention how we know if the syrup is ready. It is very important for spoon sweets (fruit preserves) and jams that the syrup has the proper density. If we have doubts and don’t know if the syrup is ready this is […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 17th, 2007

Karydaki, which means small (or young) walnut, is one of the best Greek traditional spoon sweets.   The spoon sweet is made with baby green walnuts  in Spring, when the outer shell has not become hard.   The procedure for making it is a bit labour intensive  but it is worth while. Use the tenderest ones […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 17th, 2007

When preparing spoon sweets we must be sure that the syrup is just right neither too watery nor too thick. Usually if they are not thick enough if they are left outside the refrigerator they will get mildew and if they are too thick the sugar will crystallize. In any case there is no need […]

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