Oranges

Ivy on Ιουλίου 8th, 2013

This is an all time favourite, easy dessert I remember from my childhood but like everything else, recipes can evolve as well into something more complex than an ordinary, simple dessert. You must know by now how I love making fruit preserves, jams and homemade liqueurs.  I never serve them the old fashioned way but […]

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Continue reading about Kormos – Choco Orange Salami

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 6th, 2011

The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago.   Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn’t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious.  In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to […]

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Continue reading about Orange Infused Teriyaki Chicken

Ivy on Ιουνίου 12th, 2011

A few days ago I visited my friend Marianna at her house and ate this wonderful Orange Cake.  Marianna told me that she had eaten this cake somewhere else and she asked for the recipe.  They gave her the recipe but the recipe had three whole oranges, including the peels, olive oil, sugar,  eggs, I […]

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Continue reading about Whole Orange & Strawberry Cake

Ivy on Μαρτίου 29th, 2011

A few weeks ago I was talking to my son, who is in England, on Skype and I cannot remember how but we started talking about Jaffa Cakes.  These are like biscuits (but are actually cakes), the first layer being an airy sponge cake, an orange jelly in the middle and covered with chocolate on […]

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Continue reading about Jaffa Cake, for my birthday

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2011

Today is my mum’s memorial day, she died 15 years ago but it also coincides with my brother’s memorial as it is six months since he left us, so it’s a very emotional day for me but so long as we remember them, they will always stay alive.   May they both RIP. Subconciously I chose […]

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Continue reading about Kataifi Orange Pudding with leftovers

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2011

After the overdose of butter and sugar during the Christmas period, you might want to eat something light, delicious and healthy for a change.  I know that I do and although personally I shall start eating healthier, I still need to post some of the recipes I have made during the holidays. On New Year’s […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2010

I’ve already spoken about syglino or pasto which is cured pork meat which is smoked.  However, after the meat is cured and smoked it has to be cooked and preserved in olive oil.  This is an old method which they used when there were no refrigerators but it is still used as it adds flavour […]

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Continue reading about Syglino (Pasto) Lakonias (Smoked Pork) and an Omelette

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 17th, 2008

Olive oil is a base for many Greek traditional cookies. There are many kinds of these cookies starting with the famous melomakarona (honey cookies), moustokouloura (must cookies), Sousamokouloura (sesame cookies), krasokouloura (wine cookies) and Ladokouloura (meaning olive oil cookies) , each one having a unique taste according to the ingredients added. Every Friday morning we […]

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Continue reading about Nistisima Ladokouloura Portokaliou (Vegan Orange Olive oil biscotti)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 23rd, 2008

My daughter’s first cake I have written a lot of times about my mother and some memories I have shared with you relating to cooking with her. I am hoping that one day my daughter, Evangelia (we call her Elia) will also have some good memories whenever she is helping me out in the kitchen. […]

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Continue reading about Elia’s Orange and Chocolate Cake

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 7th, 2008

Although my husband comes from Arcadia, all his relatives live in Sparta, Lakonia. Sparta is situated on the foothills of Taygetus Mountain and is the center of an agricultural plain whose focus is the Eurotas valley. It is the local center for the processing of goods such as citrus and olives. Recently, it has invested […]

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Continue reading about Orange or other Citrus Liqueur


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