Pasta

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part IV -  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]

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Continue reading about Living in the countryside and Pasta with Chicken, zucchini and pesto

  Living in Athens in an apartment is not easy to barbecue because we do not have the space to do this often.  I do have a small barbecue but we avoid using it as whenever we do, the smoke gets into the appartment, so I avoid using it.  Some times I use the oven […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Souvlakia and Makaronosalata me Kotopoulo (Pasta Salad with Chicken)

Ivy on Απριλίου 9th, 2009

When I went to Cyprus last month I brought with me two bunches of fresh coriander (cilantro) and the bunches in Cyprus are really big. I used it in salads, I used it in other recipes but still I had too much and as the days passed I didn’t want to see it being wasted, […]

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Continue reading about Cilantro and Cashews Pesto and Farfalle with Mushrooms

Ivy on Μαρτίου 12th, 2009

Pastitsio is a staple food for all Greek families and I cannot think of anybody who does not like this dish. However during lent we abstain from eating any kind of meat or products derived from animals and although I have seen some vegan recipes, most of them have milk in the béchamel. For this […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio Nistisimo (Vegan)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 27th, 2009

Pastitsio takes its name from the Italian pasticcio, also known as “Lasagna al Forno” in some regions of Italy.   In Cyprus we call pastitsio «Makaronia tou Fournou» which again means «Baked Pasta» which is the same as«Lasagna at Forno».   Lasagna al Forno is made with a flat noodle or sheet pasta called “lasagna”  instead […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio Lasagna: Which came first the chicken or the egg?

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 11th, 2009

When in France I tried a Mexican dish called Pollo con Mole Negro, that is chicken with a black chocolate hot sauce.   I still remember how much I liked that dish and decided to make something that would remind me of that recipe.    When doing my research on mastic gum I also found out […]

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Continue reading about Fettuccine with chicken and chocolaty, mastic gum sauce

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 16th, 2009

I have been following Ruth’s Presto Pasta Nights since I started blogging, more than a year ago and it was and is one of my favourite Food Events. Pasta is so versatile that all you need is little imagination and little time to create a delicious meal.  It is amazing how pasta transforms around the […]

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Continue reading about Presto Pasta Nights No. 96 Roundup

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 14th, 2009

I am meeting Joan, Val, Giz and some other friends in Warsaw.  We shall do some sightseeing by visiting the Stare Miastro, in the Old Town and to the Lazienki Park, where there is a statue of Chopin, who is Polish and imagine that there we are listening to some of his lovely music.  Unfortunately […]

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Continue reading about Kluski z Kapusta – A Culinary Trip Around the World – Poland

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 11th, 2009

Kokkino in Greece means red and kokkinisto is the way the food is cooked in a tomato sauce and becomes reddened.   This is a traditional dish and can be made with lamb, chicken, rooster or game.  Red or white wine may be added and spices vary depending on what you prefer but mostly cinnamon, cloves […]

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Continue reading about Moschari Kokkinisto

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 6th, 2009

I have never made giant pasta shells before but seeing a few posts in the past I knew these would be great so when I saw them at the supermarket I could imagine all the fillings I would try them out with.  I was debating what to make.  Would it be  stuffed with meat or […]

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Continue reading about Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells


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