Kopiaste

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2012

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords. The Greek title of my cookbook is «Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou», which means Welcome to my Kitchen. If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on […]

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Continue reading about My Cookbook Giveaway

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2011

After the overdose of butter and sugar during the Christmas period, you might want to eat something light, delicious and healthy for a change.  I know that I do and although personally I shall start eating healthier, I still need to post some of the recipes I have made during the holidays. On New Year’s […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 25th, 2010

Good Morning to all of you out there.    Happy Christmas and hope you all have a great day today.   My best wishes go to you and your families.    May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer, this holy season and throughout the New Year.     Happy Holidays! Santa Clause is here today […]

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Continue reading about Santa is working overtime!

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2010

I’ve been really busy the past days since the book has been published as there are so many things to do for the promotion of the book,  answering e-mails, trying to catch up with your posts, baking and cooking. I have found out today when I got my first sales report, that the book has […]

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Continue reading about My book is now on Amazon.com

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 11th, 2010

The first dusting of snow arrived this morning and it’s windy and  cold outside.  The temperature suddenly dropped from 22 degrees C yesterday to 4 degrees C today.  I hope that this will not last for long as I  don’t like cold weather. Yesterday we went to Nafplion.    You can see a video I took […]

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Continue reading about Two Giveaways of Kopiaste Cookbook and more to follow

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 9th, 2010

The proof finally arrived today, just before 2 p.m. and I bet everyone in the neighbourhood heard me yelling from excitement and joy.   I wanted to kiss the courier and literally ripped open the package and quickly went through it to see that everything was in order.   There was a lot of emotion, hugging and […]

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Continue reading about My cookbook is now on sale on Createspace

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2010

This event was about to take place a couple of weeks ago and while I was preparing a post, I got an e-mail from my publishers that there would be a small delay due to a technical problem. I am not going to get into how I felt and my frustration at the time, as […]

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Continue reading about Cooking from Kopiaste cookbook – A Cookbook Giveaway Event

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2009

Moussakas, (which is a singular noun and not moussaka, plural moussakas) is one of the most known Greek dishes and the traditional way of making it is with layers of vegetables, with a meat sauce in the middle, again a layer of vegetables and topped with a béchamel sauce in which some myzithra is added […]

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Continue reading about Moussakas Nistisimos (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 12th, 2009

Pastitsio is a staple food for all Greek families and I cannot think of anybody who does not like this dish. However during lent we abstain from eating any kind of meat or products derived from animals and although I have seen some vegan recipes, most of them have milk in the béchamel. For this […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio Nistisimo (Vegan)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 10th, 2009

The Béchamel sauce was introduced to Greece at the beginning of the previous century by a Greek Chef, Nicolaos Tselementes. I believe all of you know what béchamel is but can you imagine a béchamel sauce without milk and eggs, to be rich and tasty and to be used by vegetarians and for Orthodox Lenten […]

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Continue reading about Nistisimi Béchamel (Vegan)


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