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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 1st, 2011

It is New Year’s Day here in Greece, still early in the morning (almost noon), when most of the family is still asleep (still asleep).   Our friends in Australia are getting ready to party whereas in the United States, they are fast asleep (or just waking up). I wanted to take a moment (it […]

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Continue reading about Happy New Year, with a glimpse in the future!!

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2010

This event was about to take place a couple of weeks ago and while I was preparing a post, I got an e-mail from my publishers that there would be a small delay due to a technical problem. I am not going to get into how I felt and my frustration at the time, as […]

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Continue reading about Cooking from Kopiaste cookbook – A Cookbook Giveaway Event

Ivy on Απριλίου 8th, 2009

I was not going to post this recipe today  but some time after Easter, as I wanted to focus on strictly Lenten recipes.   Those who read my blog regularly know that I have been fasting since Clean Monday that is since 2nd March and I have been posting only nistisima, which are vegetarian and vegan […]

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Continue reading about Garides Saganaki me Masticha (shrimp saganaki)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 29th, 2009

How would you feel if your birthday was during Lent and you could not have a Birthday Cake?  Unfortunately this is something I had to face many times as apart from my birthday, my daughter’s birthday is a few days before mine and my son’s is exactly a month after mine, so in all three […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate and Chestnut Cream Cake

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2008

Amygdala is the name of almonds in Greek and this dessert is called Amygdalota “all almonds”. There are a few versions either baked or not. These desserts are traditionally made in the Greek islands, shaped liked small pears with a clove inserted on the top and showered with confectioners’ sugar. I did not follow the […]

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Continue reading about Amygdalota

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2008

Can this gâteau get any more decadent?   Well, never say no, because you never know. I was planning to make this gâteau or at least a similar one, last year but when I bought the chestnuts to make it I sprained my ankle so I never got to make it. When I bought the chestnuts […]

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Continue reading about Chestnut, Cream cheese, chocolate and Dulche de Leche Gateau

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 29th, 2008

The Royal Foodie Joust hosted by Jen, The Leftover Queen, tends to be getting a big challenge every month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge, which was Susan at Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy, chose acorn squash, oranges and sage, three ingredients difficult to pair together. (I had to use butternut squash, as I cannot […]

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Continue reading about Kolokotes (Pumpkin Pie) with Figs, almonds, Orange and Sage

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2008

Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples. […]

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Continue reading about Greek Anthotyros and Figs Muffins

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 20th, 2008

I few days ago I posted about Galatopita which was the dessert I made for our Wedding Anniversary. That day I also made this recipe. You probably all know by now how much I love mushrooms and this is a recipe I’ve been making over and over again since I made it a couple of […]

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Continue reading about Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 18th, 2008

Back in the summer when I was experimenting with gelatin, I made this dessert with watermelon. The dessert was nice and refreshing but it was not too sweet so if you ever try and make it add a little bit more sugar, say 1/2 a cup. The jello part on top was unintentional and I […]

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Continue reading about Watermelon Mousse


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