Ivy on March 8th, 2011

Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked  on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter.    This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough it from the previous day so that I could bake it early […]


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Ivy on March 7th, 2011

Today is the beginning on Lent and the fasting period starts today on Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). If you want to find more Lenten Recipes, I have made a post in the past and I shall try to update it with more recipes in a few days. One of my favourite Lenten desserts, is Halvas […]


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As you may have already heard my beloved brother passed away, after a heart attack, on 20th of August.  He is living behind his beloved wife and three children. 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. […]


Continue reading about My take on Fanouropita: “with Tahini” (Vegan Cake)

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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Ivy on March 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 July 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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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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Ivy on May 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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Ivy on May 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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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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