Nistisimes Syntages

Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2012

  This year was so cold that I cannot remember any other year making so many soups.  We usually stick to the traditional ones like Chicken and Rice Avgolemono, Trahanas, Hortosoupa, Psarosoupa and Kreatosoupa.   Except for hortosoupa all the remaining are not allowed in a gallbladder diet.   After seeing the list of what […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 29th, 2012

On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012.  We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when […]

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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

  Kalamaria is a very popular dish in Greece and Cyprus, especially during Lent when seafood is allowed to be eaten.  Although we can eat all sorts of delicious food during Lent I find it difficult to cook dried legumes or just vegetables on Sundays as Ι have always connected  Sunday cooking with meat dishes. […]

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Continue reading about Kalamaria or Thrapsala Tiganita or Gemista (Fried or Stuffed Kalamari)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 26th, 2009

Kremmydia Gemista, which means stuffed onions is a recipe my mother would often make.   She would make the same filling  as for koupepia, with or without the minced meat, depending on the occasion. The filling I have made is not how my mother used to make but I used different other vegetables combined with rice. […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 3rd, 2009

The period of the Great Lent started yesterday with Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) and this is called Saracosti.   During the period of Saracosti  the faithful fast for a period of 48 days and not 40, as it is usually said: the six weeks of Lent and Holy Week.  This year the Orthodox Easter is on […]

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Continue reading about Nistisimes Syntages – Food for the Soul (Lenten Recipes)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 24th, 2009

The modern Greek word is arakas αρακάς.  Mpizeli in Greek   μπιζέλι (or pizeli as it is pronounced in Cyprus), comes from the italian word pisello -  in latin pisellum  pisum a name which originally was Greek from the ancient Greek pissos – pisson  (αρχαία ελληνική πίσος ή πίσον (αντιδάνειο) and borrowed back from us.  […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 10th, 2008

  The first Monday of Lent (50 days before Greek Orthodox Easter) is a Public Holiday in Greece and Cyprus and marks the beginning of Lent and is celebrated all over Greece and Cyprus with a picnic at the fields and mountains (or parks or nearby hills in the big cities). Events and activities take […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 16th, 2008

What better than a nice hot soup on a cold day like today? When Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen and Holler from Tinned Tomatoes asked us to prepare a Vegetarian soup, to be frank I did not have a recipe. The only vegetarian soups I make are houmous chickpea soup and lentils soup and that I […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 6th, 2007

Artichokes from the region of Argolida Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean and appear during spring.  Although during the past years we have all sorts of vegetables cultivated in green houses, we never see artichokes after the end of Spring.  Of course, we can get them frozen or canned but they are much tastier when […]

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