Nistisima

Ivy on Αυγούστου 26th, 2010

Ι wish to thank you all for your lovely messages, either private, here or at facebook after the announcement of the death of my beloved brother. Although I still need some time to grieve, and it will take some time until I feel like blogging again, I am writing this post for my orthodox readers […]

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Continue reading about My take on Fanouropita: «with Tahini» (Vegan Cake)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 31st, 2010

It’s only a few days before Easter and this is the week we have so many things to do at home.  Today, I am preparing Tsourekia and tomorrow I will be  dying the Easter eggs and making the traditional Cypriot Easter Cheese breads, called Flaounes. Until Easter, I will post a few more recipes but […]

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Continue reading about Roxakia Portokaliou Nistisima (Lenten Orange dough cookies)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 7th, 2010

In Orthodox religion during the 48 days of Lent, which is the fasting period, no animal products are allowed to be eaten.    Fasting doesn’t have to be boring or a torture, so I am always trying to create something out of the usual. I was inspired to make these tahini muffins last fall, when […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 28th, 2009

One week left before leaving on vacations.  I can’t wait to get out of Athens and the only thing that is bothering me is that now that I am finally loosing some weight, my nutritional balance will be distorted.  Although it’s hard to maintain a diet when you are on vacation, I am determined not […]

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Continue reading about Shrimp Risotto two ways

Ivy on Ιουλίου 15th, 2009

Gemista are one of my favourite dishes as it is a combination of so many tastes and aromas. Vegetables (green bell peppers and eggplants), Greek extra virgin olive oil, rice, potatoes, herbs like parsley and mint (also kafkalithres – Tordylium Apulum or small hartwort and myronia – shepherd’s needles – (scandix pecten veneris) as well as spring onions) […]

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Continue reading about Gemista (Stuffed Tomatoes) and a Well Balanced 3 Course Meal

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Continue reading about Orange flavoured Pecan and Almond Cookies

Ivy on Μαΐου 28th, 2009

  Spanakopita, must be the most popular Greek street food.  The most simplest form of spanakopita is that made with store bought phyllo.  However, in Greece you will enjoy amazing spanakopitas with homemade phyllo and the filling is the most aromatic, as we use herbs unique to Greece. As with tyropita (cheese pie), there are […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2009

First of all for all of you who are celebrating Easter tomorrow I wish you a Happy Easter and to be in good health.  We still have another week to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.   Yesterday,  when I visited Susan I saw that Chris, of Mele Cotte is hosting her third event to bring awareness […]

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Continue reading about Revithokeftedes me Garides and Asparagus to fight cancer

Ivy on Μαρτίου 28th, 2009

Falafels are street food sold in Middle Eastern countries and are made with dried legumes like chickpeas, fava beans soaked in water for many hours and then they are combined with spices and are bound together with flour or bulgur wheat and then they are fried, shaped into small balls or patties. In Greece we […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2009

Halvas is one of my favourite desserts which I always make during Lent. I am giving you the basic recipe which was given to me by my sister, who serves this in their restaurant, but I would like to tell you how I made some changes. Halvas Nistisimos – Basic Recipe Serves: 12 Ingredients: 1 […]

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Continue reading about Quince Halvas Nistisimos


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