Ivy on January 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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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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Ivy on January 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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Ivy on January 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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Ivy on December 12th, 2008

I had not planned what to cook today and was not really in a mood of cooking anything complicated.  I had thawed some chicken breasts from the evening and by the time I finished this morning’s post it was almost noon.    I decided to make a pasta dish and improvised with what I had in […]


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Ivy on November 17th, 2008

Unfortunately all good things end soon and this was the last day of our trip. As a Foodie I could not resist going into a Supermarket, which was next door to the hotel. I had visited it the very first day of our visit and spotted a few things I wanted to bring along. So […]


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Ivy on November 15th, 2008

Sunday morning was cloudy and rainy but that did not discourage us at all. Our son called us in the morning to see if we still wanted to go out in the rain. We had planned to visit Les Jardains Botaniques (Botanical Gardens) and Le Chateau des Penthes and we did not intend to stay […]


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Ivy on October 9th, 2008

I am making a very short and easy post just to tell you that I had a nasty cold all this week that’s why I haven’t been around posting or visiting your blogs. I attempted a couple of times to read your posts and leave a message but after reading a couple of posts my […]


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Ivy on September 23rd, 2008

It’s been a while now that I wanted to sign up in the Adopt a Blogger program. I had seen some of my friends blogging about their adopting a new blogger but at the time I had found my way around the blogging world. It wasn’t easy at the beginning but I managed by myself, […]


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Ivy on September 16th, 2008

Pasta is one of our family’s favourite dishes and and when I have lots of work to do I always resort to a pasta dish.   I put this dish together using ingredients I had at home.  If you have cleaned the kalamari in advance or if you use frozen kalamari this dish does not take […]


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