More Than A Greek Salad

Ivy on October 17th, 2015

Fassolada me Loukaniko (stewed beans with sausage), is a rustic, hearty, nutritious and comforting Greek bean stew which is perfect for the cold days ahead of us. The recipe is similar to the classic dish but the addition of the sausage adds much more flavour. Although the weather is still warm here in Assini and […]


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Ivy on November 29th, 2014

SiliKoMart sent me these silicone molds to review together with a silicone mat and a package of sugar pasta.  Thank you silikomart for the lovely gift.   I would rate this product with five stars as they do not need any greasing and the cakes come out very easily.  They wash easily even in the washing […]


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Ivy on November 24th, 2014

The best time to make these olives here in Greece but also all over the Mediterranean is from the beginning of October till late November when the olives begin to ripen and are still green. I bought these olives from the farmers’ market in Nafplion early in October and what made me buy them was […]


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Ivy on September 24th, 2014

  Last week we visited our children here in Athens for a few days and on Saturday I visited the centre of Athens where I could find some ingredients which are not available in Nafplion. Dinkel pasta, black handmade cous-cous with cuttlefish ink, prune jam, tangerine jam, village bread flour, koroneiki variety of olives and chives […]


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Ivy on August 5th, 2014

  As August is the vacation month in Greece, no one wants to stay at home, although we are not going on vacation.  However, living near the seaside, we do enjoy going to the beach almost everyday.  We go early in the morning and by the time we get back to have breakfast, shower, wash […]


Continue reading about Minty, Avocado and Purslane Tzatziki

Karydopita (walnut cake) is one of the most delicious, traditional Greek cakes.  I have already posted two “Karydopita” recipes (see links below) but this new twist of mine is my all times favourite.  This time I made it with semolina flour, olive oil, orange syrup and added a chocolate ganache made with orange fruit preserve […]


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Ivy on January 10th, 2014

Over the festive period of the Christmas and New Year holidays, we all gather with family, friends or at other social gatherings which are always associated with food, alcohol and lots of desserts. Studies have shown that after the holidays, we usually gain an average of 1 – 3 kilos (2.2  – 6.6 lbs) because […]


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I always start the first post of the year with something symbolic, which should be sweet so that the New Year will also bring sweet memories the next year to come.  My first dessert of the year is not only sweet but also peppery which makes it even more  interesting as they will be lively and […]


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Ivy on December 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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Ivy on December 25th, 2013

Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies, coated with icing sugar.  Their main ingredients are butter, icing sugar and flour.  They are usually flavoured with vanilla or masticha (mastic resin) and a well known brand of Greek brandy is also added.  Instead of brandy, twists to the traditional recipes call for rum, ouzo or […]


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