Pasta

When someone who has never cooked before decides to start cooking, I bet that they always start with this dish and fried potatoes:)It is easy, only a few ingredients are required, it is quick to prepare and it is so tasty. This is probably why it took me so long to post about this recipe. […]

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Continue reading about Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti in Meat Sauce), the Greek version of Bolognaise

Ivy on Ιουλίου 25th, 2008

As quick and easy as my dish is, I shall also make a quick post as we are leaving for a few days. We are going to Sparta to our relatives and shall be back next week. Yesterday, morning we left for the Lake without preparing anything for lunch, so on our way back we […]

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Continue reading about Penne with seafood medley

As much as I love cooking, there are a few days that I want to cook something quick and easy and what is easier than a pasta dish? This week the temperature was around 40 degrees C in Athens, so every morning my husband and I leave early in the morning and go for swimming, […]

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Continue reading about Lake Vouliagmeni and Farfalle with aubergine, peppers and purslane pesto

Ivy on Ιουνίου 29th, 2008

  I have just completed 300 posts and in a couple of months it will be a whole year of blogging. Wow, it seems like ages since then. I have been making this easy pasta salad for ages using any kind of small pasta which is called «kofto» meaning «cut» in Greek.  You can use […]

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Continue reading about Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and octopus in yoghurt sauce

Ivy on Ιουνίου 19th, 2008

The temperature is rising and it was 93 degrees today. I wanted to cook something easy and yet tasty and refreshing. I thought that a cold pasta salad would be perfect and I made it with whatever I had in the refrigerator. I had some leftover boiled chicken breasts and Mint and parsley pesto. I […]

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Continue reading about Summer Pasta Salad with Mint and Parsley Pesto

Ivy on Ιουνίου 11th, 2008

Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island!!    This was the first time I made ravioli with ground beef.   I usually make them with a cheese filling but it was something […]

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Continue reading about Kaloirka (Cypriot Beef Ravioli)

Ivy on Ιουνίου 2nd, 2008

I have called this recipe Pastitsio the Greek way as opposed to the Makaronia tou Fournou, which is the one we make in Cyprus. Pastitsio is a layered Greek pasta casserole dish, similar to Lasagne.   In many parts of Greece and Cyprus, Pastitsio is also called «Makaronia tou Fournou» which means «oven baked pasta». […]

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Continue reading about Pastitsio the Greek way

Ivy on Απριλίου 5th, 2008

This pasta dish is very versatile so you can easily improvise with the ingredients you have at hand.  You can use mushrooms, broccoli, artichokes, courgettes, eggplants etc.   During fasting time (or for vegans) of course I don’t add the chicken and I don’t use cheese in the pesto and it is fantastic. Serve with feta! […]

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Continue reading about Spaghetti with Chicken and Pesto

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 25th, 2008

Chilopites are traditional Greek egg and milk pasta which are cut either long like tagliatelle and fettuccine or in very small  pieces of about 1 cm long and are ideal as a side dish or in soups. They are cooked in many ways: as a side dish with myzithra on top, which is a local […]

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Continue reading about Homemade Makarounotes chylopites

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2008

I’ve mentioned in my posts about Tuesdays and Wednesdays not finding time to blog as I have to go to my painting lessons in the afternoons, then I have the farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings and not much free time in between cooking and all the other house chores. Anyway yesterday I did not go […]

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Continue reading about Spaghetti with Anchovies and Olives

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