Potatoes

Ivy on February 29th, 2012

On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012.  We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when […]

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Ivy on April 12th, 2011

I feel that salads are very neglected here in my blog, not that we do not eat salads but as I do not post as often as I would like, I focus more on other recipes.  The most common salad we eat nearly every day is of course the simplest form of Greek Salad, which […]

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I love accompanying most of my dishes with Patates Lemonates  sto fourno (Baked Lemony Potatoes) which is a classic Greek side dish with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and water.   When we add meat to them such as chicken, pork or lamb we just call it  “Psito sto fourno” (baked in the oven). This […]

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Continue reading about Patates Lemonates my way (The best baked Greek Lemony Potatoes)

After the overdose of butter and sugar during the Christmas period, you might want to eat something light, delicious and healthy for a change.  I know that I do and although personally I shall start eating healthier, I still need to post some of the recipes I have made during the holidays. On New Year’s […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad.  As I usually buy lots of […]

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If you can get fresh anchovies, called gavros in Greek, forget those canned, salty ones and you will get hooked with these fresh beauties. Gavros is one of my favourite small fishes because it is not only cheap but it also tastes good and of course a good source of heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty oil […]

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Continue reading about Gavros Ladorigani (Baked anchovies with Oregano) and Potato Salad

Ivy on September 8th, 2009

Summer Escapes Part II Taygetus Mountain: Sparti – Megalopolis This is a local recipe from Lakonia and is a very rustic, traditional village recipe with rooster but it can also be made with chicken. Kokoras Bardouniotikos means Rooster from Vordonia area. Before giving the recipe I would like to tell you a few things about […]

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I am sorry I haven’t been around lately as I’ve had this flu the past few days which kept me in bed.  Today  I am feeling a bit better but still I will make a quick post and head back to bed again. I prepared this dish a couple of weeks ago and this is […]

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Continue reading about Lavraki, stamnaggathi, Roasted Potatoes and Greek style Oregano Pesto

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY   I am sure you have all heard of Spanakopita, so the word Spanakopitakia may ring a bell to you. Spanakopitakia is the diminutive of Spanakopita which are small spinach triangles.  They, are really so easy to make they taste so good and are perfect to serve as […]

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  Cooking for a family of five involves a lot of cooking and baking and it is sometimes difficult to please them all.A winner dish in my family is patates lemonates sto fourno, which is a side dish you can serve both with meat of fish and some people even love it as a main […]

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