Mediterranean Diet

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 20th, 2011

This is a recipe from last summer and I’ve been wanting to post it for a long time but I wasn’t sure of the name of these beans in English. In Greek these are called barbounofassoula or hantres (which means beads).  When these are fresh and green they are called fassolia barbounia (runner beans) Phaseolous […]

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Continue reading about Fassolia Ηantres Giahni or Barbounofassoula (Stewed Borlotti Beans)

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2011

  You know, I love pasta dishes as they are cheap, easy to make and very versatile.  If you are working and don’t have much time, this is a dish you can prepare in no time.  Although I do not work, during summers I love to spend my time at the beach rather than being […]

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Continue reading about Hot Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2011

Remember the Scarlet Pesto I posted  about a year ago?   Well this recipe is from then and it is also included in my list of  recipes which I added on New Year’s day, in order to remind myself that I should post these recipes. Chicken Kiev is a popular dish of boneless chicken breast […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Kiev with Piperies Florinis (Red Florina Peppers)

Ivy on Μαΐου 17th, 2011

Greek Cuisine has a lot of simple but delicious recipes and home-cooked meals are defininitely healthier as you know what ingredients you use and there are no preservatives and, when compared to dining out, much cheaper. Now that our children will be living on their own and have minimum cooking experience, they have asked me […]

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Continue reading about Easy Greek & Other Recipes

  It is my pleasure to announce the next edition of Creative Concoctions for the next fortnight and I have chosen as theme «Desserts». Creative Concoctions is a blogging event featuring  your creative culinary creations.  As I am sure we will all be making a lot of desserts in the next few days, if you […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #3 and Healthy Olive Oil Honey Oatmeal Bars

Ivy on Απριλίου 14th, 2011

We love fish recipes and most of them I keep rather simple. Fresh fish is wonderful seasoned with only salt, pepper and oregano and then grilled or broiled.  It is then served with «ladolemono» sauce. Grilled Lavraki (sea bass)  Fish is very healthy, so I try to make it for dinner at least once a […]

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Continue reading about Something fishy.. (lots of fish recipes in one post)

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2011

During the Great Lent period which is 48 days before Easter, the Orthodox abstain from eating foods containing animals with red blood (meats, poultry, game, fish), as well and products from animals with red blood (such as milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)  Fish with backbones are not allowed but mollusks like squid, octopus, shrimps, mussels etc., […]

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Continue reading about Dolmadakia Bakaliarou (Dolmades with Cod Fillets)

Ivy on Απριλίου 12th, 2011

I feel that salads are very neglected here in my blog, not that we do not eat salads but as I do not post as often as I would like, I focus more on other recipes.  The most common salad we eat nearly every day is of course the simplest form of Greek Salad, which […]

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Continue reading about Salad Bar

Ivy on Απριλίου 6th, 2011

Whenever I go to the farmers” market I come back with lots of fruit and vegetables and a few weeks ago I bought lots of greens to make spanakopita, where I love adding myronia, kafkalithres and other aromatic herbs.   However, I keep the most tender parts of spinach and other greens to make salads.  I […]

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Continue reading about Revithosalates (chickpea salads)

Ivy on Απριλίου 1st, 2011

One thing I forgot to mention in my post for Nafplion was about Psorokostena, which is  a disparaging noun Greeks use to label Greece’s perceived socio-economic limitations. During the Ottoman occupancy, the Greeks were very poor but also after the Independence people lived in poverty for many years.  One day in 1826 they gathered at […]

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Continue reading about Psorokostena and Fassolada sti Gastra


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