Made With Phyllo

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 27th, 2013

We Greeks like making «pites» ( Greek savoury pies) using whatever ingredients we have at hand.   In my cookbook «More Than A greek Salad», I have 15 recipes for «pites» using different types of phyllo with various fillings such as spinach, chicken, artichokes, leeks, cheese, meat,etc. I had some frozen polluck fillets which I […]

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Continue reading about Psaropita (fish pie) with Christmas leftovers

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 10th, 2013

Now that we are still in Athens, I’ve been cooking a lot for the family.  When there’s no leftover food from lunch, I usually prepare something for my men to eat in the evening. A few days ago I made pizza but when I began making the dough, the flour was not enough so I […]

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Continue reading about Rustic whole wheat Galette with Sausage

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 28th, 2012

  If you would like to make something different for Thanksgiving, you should try this Greek Kolokythopita (Pumpkin or Butternut Squash Pie).  It may be different from what you are used to but it’s so delicious you will love it.  Pumpkin is not as easy to find in Greece as butternut squash, so you can use […]

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Continue reading about Sweet Kolokythopita (Greek Butternut Squash Pie)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 22nd, 2012

  Patsavouropita is a traditional Greek Tyropita (cheese pie) but before giving the recipe let me explain what it means  because I know it’s all Greek to you. Patsavoura means something which is not neatly stacked in an orderly way and also a rug used to mop up dirt and metaphorically it is a demeanor […]

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Continue reading about Patsavouropita (the easiest Greek Tyropita – Cheese Pie)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 31st, 2011

It’s been a while since my last post and I just wanted to keep you updated as I will continue my break indefinitely, until I am ready to come back.  I hope that you have missed me as much as I have missed all of you. I am really sorry I haven’t been visiting your […]

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Continue reading about Tsipopita and an update

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2011

People from around the world have come to love spanakopita which is usually made using store bought phyllo which is filled with spinach, green onions, dill and feta.     At this point I can imagine a few of you saying ahhhhh!!!   as this is usually the kind of spanakopita one can eat in Greek […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Black Beans Spanakopita

One of my favourite ingredients is mushrooms but making a mushroom pie was out of the question as two out of five members of my family hate mushrooms. My son George also loves mushrooms as much as I do and has been asking me for quite a long time to make a mushroom pie.  When […]

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Continue reading about Manitaropita me Prassa (Homemade Greek Mushroom Pie with Leeks)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Hope you all had lovely Holidays.  I cannot say the same, as we had to spend a whole day in hospital on Wednesday, after my son had a stomach virus and then on Christmas day my husband caught it as well but thank God it only lasted for a few days and they are beginning […]

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Continue reading about We celebrated Christmas today!!

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 28th, 2009

To all the Greek and Cypriot friends and readers of my blog «Chronia Polla» for today’s National Holiday, Ochi Day. I have been seeing so many pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere in the blogosphere and with Halloween coming up soon I thought to share these recipes with you in case you wish to make something […]

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Continue reading about Kolokythopita me Myzithra (Savory Pumpkin Pie)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 11th, 2009

Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies.    After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make in the past, only instead of using puff pastry I used the provencal […]

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Continue reading about Kotopita me prassa (chicken and leek pie)

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