Olive Oil

Ivy on Μαρτίου 2nd, 2013

When cooked, the chicken becomes so juicy and flavourful and because a slit is made in the baby potatoes, all the wonderful flavours of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary are absorbed by the potatoes, making them irresistible.

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Today is our wedding anniversary but on this day we also celebrate the Liberation of Athens from the Nazis (12 October, 1944). Now, the EU and especially the Germans are back with a second occupation, this time economic and are quickly leading the Greek people to poverty by imposing austere measures which are beyond any […]

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Continue reading about Lime, Dill and Garlic Crusted Salmon with Orange-Garlic Honey Sautéed Spinach

Ivy on Ιουνίου 12th, 2011

Another Creative Concoctions Event has come to an end with a little disappointment to see only a few entries. Elais -Unilever Hellas, has been very generous offering lots of olive oil to send worldwide and I wish to thank them for this. The word creative may have probably scared a few lot away but this […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2011

The summer is here for good and we’ve been having high temperatures.  The financial situation, the politics and the corruption of all Greek Governments in the last decades were catastrophic and we had no idea about it.  Suddenly those imbeciles, who have been stealing the people and who have been eating with golden spoons have […]

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Continue reading about A trip to Parnonas and Olive Oil Beetroot and Chocolate Karydopita

Ivy on Ιουνίου 5th, 2011

Did I ever mention how much I love desiccated coconut?  Well, I do and when I went to an Asian store a couple of months back, I bought a large packet, which was much cheaper than the ones we get in supermarkets, so I have been using it in a lot of my recipes, which […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 31st, 2011

  No kitchen is complete without a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and if for one reason or another you are not using Olive Oil, it’s never too late to start and also now is your chance to win one. Olive oil is a healthy fat and most health-conscious people choose olive oil over […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #5: Cakes with Olive Oil

Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2011

It’s been quite a long time I hadn’t been at the farmers” market as the past weeks we have been going to Nafplion on Tuesdays, when it’s the day we have our farmers” market.  Last Tuesday when we visited we stayed overnight and I knew that on Wednesdays there is a farmers” market in Nafplion […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 20th, 2011

We came back yesterday from a visit to Nafplion again.   I suppose now that the house is progressing we shall be visiting on a regular basis at least once a week in order to see some things on the spot.   This means that I will be having less time to visit and post recipes but […]

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Continue reading about Cooking with Olive Oil Reminder and Beetroot Walnut Salad

Today is Mother’s Day, so I would like to wish all the moms in the world «Happy Mother’s Day»! Οlive oil is  by far the greatest exponent of monosaturated fat and base of the Mediterranean diet, which is regarded to be the exemplar of correct and healthy diet and a factor of longevity. Greece is […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #4 and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Giveaway

  It is my pleasure to announce the next edition of Creative Concoctions for the next fortnight and I have chosen as theme «Desserts». Creative Concoctions is a blogging event featuring  your creative culinary creations.  As I am sure we will all be making a lot of desserts in the next few days, if you […]

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