Ivy on October 2nd, 2015

  Today I have great news to share with you.   BHMAgourmet, a Greek magazine, is hosting the First Food Blog Awards and my blog has been nominated in the category “Best Greek cooking in English”.  I will greatly appreciate it if you like my recipes and find the time, to vote for me here,  at the […]


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Ivy on February 19th, 2015

As I said in my previous post, the second week of the carnival is called “Tyrini” (from the word cheese), where only dairy products are allowed to be eaten.  However, most people continue to eat meat and only on Sunday, the last day of Tyrini, the tradition is followed by almost everybody. So, if you want to […]


Continue reading about Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Feta

Kotopita is one of many types of meat pites.  This particular pie is made with a horiatiko (village) phyllo pastry crust, which is very easy to handle and roll. I make kotopita with different kinds of fillings and two similar recipes are included in Volume 2 of my e-cookbook. You can serve this Kotopita during […]


Continue reading about Video with easy way to roll out Phyllo and make Kotopita (Chicken Galette)

  Bougatsa with Semolina Pastry Cream Bougatsa has its origins from the Byzantine period (before the fall of the city in 1453), when Constantinople was still Greek and was famous for its plakountes, which meant flat and when these were later taken by the Romans  were called placentae.  The word bougatsa is also connected with […]


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Ivy on December 28th, 2009

Hope you all had lovely Holidays.  I cannot say the same, as we had to spend a whole day in hospital on Wednesday, after my son had a stomach virus and then on Christmas day my husband caught it as well but thank God it only lasted for a few days and they are beginning […]


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This month’s Tried & Tested is featuring Kevin of Closet Cooking. This event was an original idea by Zlamushka of Spicy Kitchen. Each month a blogger is featured and we have to choose one of his/her recipes and recreate it and blog about it. This month’s host, is Hema of Salt 2 Taste. Kevin makes […]


Continue reading about Agginaropita Me Prassa (Greek Artichoke & Leek Galette)

Ivy on October 28th, 2009

To all the Greek and Cypriot friends and readers of my blog “Chronia Polla” for today’s National Holiday, Ochi Day. I have been seeing so many pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere in the blogosphere and with Halloween coming up soon I thought to share these recipes with you in case you wish to make something […]


Continue reading about Kolokythopita me Myzithra (Savory Pumpkin Pie)

Now that it’s summer and very hot, it’s hard to stay at home, so I have been away during the weekend and we came back last evening.  I’ve had too many other things to do, so I haven’t had time to visit friends but hope to do this soon. After the Beef and Pork Galette, […]


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Ivy on June 24th, 2009

Thank you to all of you who’ve written to me over the past few days, either at the blog, facebook or by private e-mail, to express your sympathy and kind thoughts. I am really grateful to have such good friends which I met through the internet. Life, however, does go and time is the best […]


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Horiatiko phyllo which is the Greek equivalent to Provençal Pastry is one of many types of phyllo used in Greek cuisine to make pastry.  Horiatiko is a thicker phyllo than the usual one which is used to make “pittes” or pies.   It is very easy to make on your own but in Greece you can […]


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