Pestos

Ivy on Απριλίου 16th, 2012

  Christos Anesti and chronia polla.  This is our wish after Easter which means Christos Anesti (Christ has risen) and may you live for many years. Today, Monday after Easter it is still a public holiday here in Greece.  I wanted to cook something light with ingredients I had at home as all the shops […]

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Continue reading about Chicken with Leeks, Greek yoghurt and kafkalithres pesto

Ivy on Ιουνίου 24th, 2010

A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla  Trapanese or […]

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Continue reading about Pesto Mafioso from Sicily

Ivy on Ιουνίου 19th, 2010

I love making vegetables into pestos but I don’t make the usual Ligurian or Genovese pesto with pinenuts and parmesan.   I don’t have anything against parmesan but I love Greek cheeses more and I also prefer to support Greek cheeses, so I have adapted the pestos with local flavours .  Regarding pinenuts I am not […]

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Continue reading about Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 19th, 2009

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  I have participated at this event last year as well and I shall continue to support it because every woman must be aware of this silent killer. Michelle ofBleeding Espressoand Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy are sponsoring an O Foods Contest.  Please see below for the details.  Please […]

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Continue reading about Mint PestO for Ovarian Cancer

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 Ιουλίου 21st, 2008

  If you want to increase the amount of omega-3 fat in your diet, the best way is to eat more fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel. Eating broiled, baked or steamed fish two to three times a week is a good way of increasing the omega-3 fat in your diet. Last Tuesday I […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Marinated Salmon and Dill & Lime Pesto

Ivy on Ιουλίου 10th, 2008

On Tuesday I went to the farmers’ market and could not resist buying purslane. It’s not that I am a fan of this vegetable as I remember being indifferent when eating it in salads when I was young. This is why I never bought it before but reading about it’s properties in the History of […]

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Continue reading about Greek Style Purslane Pesto

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 Μαΐου 21st, 2008

Remember when I made that awesome Salad with rocket and fresh kardamon (watercress) (Nasturtium officinale) a few weeks back? Well after making a couple more salads everyday, there was still some kardamon and rocket left. Although I loved the salads I didn’t want to eat any more so I decided to make a pesto with what was […]

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Continue reading about Kardamon (Watercress) and Rocket Pesto

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