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Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2011

Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite desserts during Lent but I always like to make it in different flavours. This time I made the basic recipe which was divided in two parts. In the first one I made a strawberry coulis which was used both inside and to decorate the dessert […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 15th, 2011

Welcome to the second edition of Creative Concoctions.    I am really very happy that again we have some very talented bloggers who responded to my call to create vegan or Lenten recipes.   It gives me great pleasure to present the  roundup for Vegan and Nistisimes recipes and  I would like to thank each and […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 6th, 2011

Whenever I go to the farmers” market I come back with lots of fruit and vegetables and a few weeks ago I bought lots of greens to make spanakopita, where I love adding myronia, kafkalithres and other aromatic herbs.   However, I keep the most tender parts of spinach and other greens to make salads.  I […]

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Continue reading about Revithosalates (chickpea salads)

Thank you all for your participation to the first Creative Concoctions Round-up and for the incredibly creative recipes sent in from foodies all over the world. To recap on what I have mentioned yesterday, first of all we have a new logo for the event which you can proudly display on your post for your […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 31st, 2011

I am very excited to be posting the very first roundup of  Creative Concoctions. Thank you all for your participation to the first Creative Concoctions Round-up and for the incredibly creative recipes sent in from foodies all over the world. As you may see, I have changed the logo of the event and from now […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 21st, 2011

Spring is officially here today as 21st March marks the beginning of this beautiful season.  We have been having good  weather the past days and the day is getting bigger.   The temperature is rising, the trees are blooming, the birds are chirping early in the morning and in the park we go walking to in […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2011

  A couple of months ago, my friend Natasha posted a Beef Stroganoff recipe.  Natasha lives in the United States but her roots are from Russia so when I saw an authentic version of this very popular dish, I knew I had to try it.    Please visit Natasha’s blog to see the original recipe and […]

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Continue reading about Veal Stroganoff with Ryzokeftedes (Fried Rice Patties)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 16th, 2011

Welcome to Creative Concoctions, a bimonthly food blogging event which will be hosted here at Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality.   Anyone who would like to host this event in the future is welcome to host it, so please e-mail me to set a date. Each fortnight the host will invite bloggers around the world to submit […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 11th, 2011

Today is my little daugter’s birthday.  Evanggelia (Elia) is turning 19 today. I asked her a few days ago what kind of cake she would like for her birthday and she insisted that she wanted a plain sponge cake, with whipped cream and strawberries.  «Are you sure», I told her «this is way too easy.  […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Cupcakes & Strawberry Mousse Cake

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 1st, 2011

It is New Year’s Day here in Greece, still early in the morning (almost noon), when most of the family is still asleep (still asleep).   Our friends in Australia are getting ready to party whereas in the United States, they are fast asleep (or just waking up). I wanted to take a moment (it […]

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