Mediterranean Diet

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2011

Now that we are entering the month of Christmas, it is important to be reminded of the Rules of Calories. 1.   Whatever you are eating while no one is watching, does not contain any calories. 2.   When drinking a sugar free fizzy drink while eating a chocolate bar, the calories in the chocolate bar is […]

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Today is our wedding anniversary but on this day we also celebrate the Liberation of Athens from the Nazis (12 October, 1944). Now, the EU and especially the Germans are back with a second occupation, this time economic and are quickly leading the Greek people to poverty by imposing austere measures which are beyond any […]

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Continue reading about Lime, Dill and Garlic Crusted Salmon with Orange-Garlic Honey Sautéed Spinach

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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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