I have been watching my diet for some time now, so I try and cook lighter but without counting calories.  Mostly I cook some grilled meat with a salad, or legumes and ladera but keeping the oil to the minimum. On Thursday I was cooking marinated pork chops and I wanted to make a side […]


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Ivy on May 15th, 2008

For those reading my blog regularly, I wrote at the beginning of May that during the days my sons were sick, my husband went to buy some fresh fish for a soup for the boys and he called me to ask if I wanted some fresh anchovies for us. I thought that it was a […]


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Ivy on February 24th, 2008

After seeing the announcement for the next the Royal Foodie Joust, hosted by Jenn, The Leftover Queen, I was puzzled what to prepare. The Leftover queen, who holds this monthly competition where foodies all over the world, join in a “cook-off event” using three ingredients. The three ingredients have been chosen by the previous winner, […]


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Ivy on December 10th, 2007

Afelia is a traditional Cypriot dish of small pieces of fried pork meat cooked in red dry wine and coriander. It is usually accompanied by bulgur pilaf. The origin of the word comes from ancient Greek and they were called ovelia = avelia.  The word ovelias means cooked meat (usually lamb) on the spit.  My mother […]


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