Poached Fruit

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2009

Many people shudder at the thought of cooking or eating liver but in Greece we eat it a lot.   I love liver, especially, chicken livers, however, I don’t cook it very often as chicken giblets are high in cholesterol and only cook it two or three times a year, mostly during Easter. Before cooking it, […]

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Continue reading about Sykotakia me Lahanika (Braised Chicken Livers with Poached Grapes)

There have been a lot of changes in my diet the past months and I am really happy with all these changes.   We eat less meat which means that the pork we used to eat at least once a week is now limited to once a month, the beef we used to eat once a […]

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Continue reading about Seared Honey Spiced Crusted Salmon & Rocket, baby spinach and Pear Salad

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 5th, 2009

One of September’s grapes is called fraoula, which means strawberry. I do not know why it is called strawberry but I suppose it could be because of its colour or taste.     We usually don’t eat grapes except for the seedless sultana grapes but for some unknown reason when I saw them at the […]

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Continue reading about Poached Fruit with Mavrodaphne or Commandaria

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 17th, 2008

As I am writing this post, today 17th February, 2008 my relatives in Cyprus are in church, commemorating my mother’s death, 12 years ago. She died on 23rd February, 1996 and the mnymosyno  (memorial) always take place on the Sunday which precedes the date of death. This day is always very hard for me because […]

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Continue reading about Halloumi and Caramelized Poached Dry Fruit for my mum


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