Ivy on February 20th, 2011

  Today is my mum’s memorial day, she died 15 years ago but it also coincides with my brother’s memorial as it is six months since he left us, so it’s a very emotional day for me but so long as we remember them, they will always stay alive.   May they both RIP. Subconsciously I […]


Continue reading about Ekmek Kataifi Orange Pudding

Remember in my post for Uses of leftovers –  Part I:  Cookies, I mentioned a dessert I had prepared a few days before Christmas and stored it in the deep freezer? Today it’s time for revelation. I made this dessert on the day I was making the Whoopie Pies.   The problem when making a dessert […]


Continue reading about Black Lava Orange Gateau, A gourmet dessert made out of leftovers

In Greece the only time we Roast a Turkey is either on Christmas day or during the New Year.  I always cook it on Christmas Day, so I make all the preparation on Christmas Eve and while everyone is still asleep on Christmas day I roast it in the oven for 3 – 4 hours, […]


Continue reading about Uses for leftovers – Part II: Our Christmas Dinner Turkey Soup and what to do with leftover Turkey

Christmas time is a period when we all over indulge into baking cakes, cookies, and other Christmas treats.  We bake so much that we eat and eat and they never seem to end.   Now, if you are lucky and working, you can always “get rid” of a few calories by taking some at your […]


Continue reading about Quince Gingerbread Yoghurt Cheesecake – Uses for leftovers – Part I: Cookies

Although I’ve stopped going to the gym since the beginning of this month as the weather has been very hot,  most of the mornings we have been going to the beach for swimming.   However, I still want to get some more exercise and there was a great offer on home treadmills which are pliable, […]


Continue reading about Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Chicken Fajitas with leftovers

Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad.  As I usually buy lots of […]


Continue reading about Mediterranean Vegetable Millefeuilles with Pesto

  I have just completed 300 posts and in a couple of months it will be a whole year of blogging. Wow, it seems like ages since then. I have been making this easy pasta salad for ages using any kind of small pasta which is called “kofto” meaning “cut” in Greek.  You can use […]


Continue reading about Makaronosalata (Pasta Salad) with Mushrooms and Octopus in Yoghurt Sauce

Ivy on May 2nd, 2008

Usually, as a big family, we don’t have a lot of leftovers.  On Monday I prepared lots of food as it was my eldest son’s name day but none of my sons ate much, as they were not feeling well.   On Tuesday I made a Lamb Roast, tabbouleh, tzatziki and a Birthday Cake but unfortunately […]


Continue reading about Lamb Pie and Lamb Gyros with Leftovers

Ivy on December 26th, 2007

This is a dish which I made out of the ingredients I had at home. I had not planned to make it and this morning when I got up I hadn’t yet decided what to prepare with the leftovers. I was thinking of the classical curry with vegetables and rice but then two of my […]


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