After being in Athens for fifteen days we are back to Assini temporarily as we have a few things we need to do here before going back to Athens again.  The weather forecast looks good for the days we will be here so we did not miss this opportunity and went swimming at Tolo yesterday. […]


Continue reading about Mpiftekia Revithion (Vegan Chickpea Burgers) with Zucchini and Bulgur

The economic crisis in Greece is making us find new ways to save some money and one of it is  finding creative ways to make good use of our leftovers. Psomotyri (ψωμοτύρι) in Greek means bread and cheese and Tyropita (τυρόπιτα) is a pie made with cheese.  Psomotyri, used to be a staple food decades […]


Continue reading about Psomotyri: The easiest Tyropita (Bread and Cheese Cake)

Ivy on July 22nd, 2014

Making liqueurs is very easy and you will find a few links of previous liqueurs I have made at the end of this post.  It can get even easier and cheaper if you preserve fruit and I will explain why. Years ago I used to discard the leftover syrups of the fruit preserves I made. […]


Continue reading about Easy Cherry Pit Liqueur with Cherry Syrup

These vegetarian lentil burgers started as an experiment one day when I had leftover Fakes Moudjentra.  We loved them and ever since I make more to have leftovers.  Usually when lentils with rice are leftover, the rice absorbs all the fluid so they become one mass which are not enjoyable to be eaten the next […]


Continue reading about Fakokeftedes, Healthful Greek Lentil Burgers, with leftovers

Ivy on April 22nd, 2012

Bread Pudding is an old fashioned dessert which is made in many countries which had an English influence. Cyprus was a British colony for many years so this dessert was known in Cyprus as well. Puddings were originally made from stale leftover bread that was simply moistened in water, to which a little sugar, spices […]


Continue reading about Tsoureki Pudding and Other Bread Puddings

You can do this recipe from scratch if you like but I made it the following day, after having leftover spaghetti and Bolognaise sauce.  The changes I made to this classic dish turned it into something completely different, very tasty, light and healthy not to mention that with a few extra ingredients this dish was […]


Continue reading about Anthotyro and Smoked Paprika Deconstructed Pastitsio with Eggless Bechamel

We returned from Sparta last night and I wish to thank all of you for your sympathy and kind words. Apart from the economic crisis even the weather is conspiring against us this year.  A big Siberian Freeze is hitting Europe the past week with snowfall all over the country, even here in Athens.  We […]


Continue reading about Vegetable and Kotopoulo Trahanas Soup and How to self publish an e-cookbook on Amazon

Ivy on December 31st, 2011

It’s New Year’s Eve today and wanted to make a last post to thank all of you who have become my friends, through our common love, which is blogging, even if we are scattered in the four corners of this small world.   With some of you, we’ve met in person and I cherish this […]


Continue reading about Easy Chocolate Truffles from Christmas Leftovers

Ivy on April 10th, 2011

If you have leftover rice and don’t know what to do with it, here is a quick and easy solution which can be served as a side dish.    If you don’t want to eat rice the next day again, you can deep freeze it and use it whenever you like.  I served this side dish […]


Continue reading about Savoury Rice Pudding

  A couple of months ago, my friend Natasha posted a Beef Stroganoff recipe.  Natasha lives in the United States but her roots are from Russia so when I saw an authentic version of this very popular dish, I knew I had to try it.    Please visit Natasha’s blog to see the original recipe and […]


Continue reading about Veal Stroganoff with Ryzokeftedes (Fried Rice Patties)

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