Olive Oil

Ivy on April 12th, 2011

I feel that salads are very neglected here in my blog, not that we do not eat salads but as I do not post as often as I would like, I focus more on other recipes.  The most common salad we eat nearly every day is of course the simplest form of Greek Salad, which […]


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Last Saturday 40 Greek Food Bloggers were invited to the Factory of Elais for a tour and familiarization regarding the production and qualities of good olive oil. Arriving there we were pleasantly surprised by the graffiti on the exterior walls which depicted scenes of olive oil production.   We passed inside the factory.. .. and […]


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Ivy on March 30th, 2009

Laconia is a prefecture in Greece, with Sparta its administrative capital. It is bounded by Mount Taygetus, to the west of Sparta, which is the highest mountain range of Peloponese (2.407 meters)  and with the Parnon mountains to the northeast (1.961 meters),  to the west with Messenia,  and  to the North with Arcadia. Among the […]


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Taygetus Greek: Ταΰγετος, also Taigetos is a mountain range of the Peloponnesus, Southern Greece, extending about 65 miles (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan in the Mani Peninsula. It rises to about 7,900 ft (2,410 m) at Mt. Hagios Ilias (Mt. St. Elias or Prophitis Elias). The mountain is named after […]


Continue reading about Ladolemono Dressing with Extra Virgin Olive oil and Oregano from Mount Taygettus, in Lakonia

Ivy on April 29th, 2008

Yesterday was a public holiday and all the shops were closed and I needed some mayonnaise, so it was a good opportunity for me to make some. I was planning to make some for a while now and had already bought some mustard seeds. It’s really easy to make mayonnaise and all you need are […]


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Ivy on December 30th, 2007

Pischies is a Cypriot traditional pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup. These pastries are very easy to make and very tasty. You can make the dough from scratch but […]


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