Lenten

Ivy on March 16th, 2015

Chickpeas are one of my favourite legumes which I cook quite often in many variations. This time I combined them with spinach,  which makes a delicious and healthy vegan dish, perfect during the period Lent. If you do not have the aromatic herbs I have used you can leave them out or substitute with some parsley. Stewed […]

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Ivy on April 18th, 2011

Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite desserts during Lent but I always like to make it in different flavours. This time I made the basic recipe which was divided in two parts. In the first one I made a strawberry coulis which was used both inside and to decorate the dessert […]

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Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Ivy on March 8th, 2011

Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked  on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter.    This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough it from the previous day so that I could bake it early […]

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Ivy on March 7th, 2011

Today is the beginning on Lent and the fasting period starts today on Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). If you want to find more Lenten Recipes, I have made a post in the past and I shall try to update it with more recipes in a few days. One of my favourite Lenten desserts, is Halvas […]

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As you may have already heard my beloved brother passed away, after a heart attack, on 20th of August.  He is living behind his beloved wife and three children. Ι wish to thank you all for your lovely messages, either private, here or at facebook after the announcement of the death of my beloved brother. […]

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Continue reading about My take on Fanouropita: “with Tahini” (Vegan Cake)

I just made this vegan cake.  The glazing on top is still wet.   Before preparing flaounes, I made this very easy cake and muffins as I wanted to use the oven so that the kitchen was warm, for the dough to rise. This is one of the easiest cakes to make as you just mix […]

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It’s only a few days before Easter and this is the week we have so many things to do at home.  Today, I am preparing Tsourekia and tomorrow I will be  dying the Easter eggs and making the traditional Cypriot Easter Cheese breads, called Flaounes. Until Easter, I will post a few more recipes but […]

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Ivy on March 5th, 2010

I feel embarrassed that I have never posted this dish before.  Although this is a staple dish in all Greek households and I cook it very often, I have somehow forgotten to post about it. Fassolia (phaseolus lunatus) gigantes, meaning “giant” are similar to elephant beans, lima beans or butter beans, but if you can […]

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Ivy on November 22nd, 2009

  After our recent trip to Rome , I am still dreaming of Rome and its food.  I love a good marinara sauce!  I have been making this sauce for ages and have realized that I have never posted it before.   This sauce is very easy and very versatile and it’s not worth buying the […]

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