Ivy on March 26th, 2011

Spring is here and although after my post about Spring on the 21st March, the temperature dropped suddenly and we had a very cold week, now spring is definitely here. Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean and appear during spring.  Although during the past years we have all sorts of vegetables cultivated in green houses, […]


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Ivy on November 20th, 2009

It’s almost a week since we came back from our trip to Italy and was really busy to post as a lot of things had to be done after we returned. We had a great time and I wanted to share some of the shots from Rome. This was not an easy job having to […]


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Ivy on June 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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Ivy on November 9th, 2007

Makaronia tou Fournou means pasta baked in the oven and is a common dish in Cyprus, often served as a main course, with a salad but in Cyprus it is an essential dish during all celebrations. It is similar to Greek pastitsio with a different flavour and of course lots of halloumi in it. Like […]


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