Potatoes

Ivy on Αυγούστου 11th, 2008

What can I say about this dish except that if you like the ingredients you will be thrilled by the taste and it is a dish easy to make, you can serve it at buffets, on special occasions and your guests will be thrilled. The same recipe can be made with boneless lamb or goat […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 23rd, 2008

Piroshki, were introduced to the Greeks by the Greek Pontiacs* who were forced to leave Pontus and scattered in all parts of the world, the majority of which came to Greece. Piroshki are made from yeast dough usually fried.  You can find them in bakeries or fast food shops, with various fillings. Their size depends […]

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Patates Antinahtes means “Tossed Potatoes”. They have taken their name from the way they are cooked, as they are tossed in the sauce pan to be coated with the spices until they absorb the wine.   These potatoes are washed very well and then they are cracked and deep fried in olive oil.  They are […]

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Continue reading about Patates Antinahtes (Cypriot recipe with Baby potatoes cooked in red wine)

Ivy on Απριλίου 2nd, 2008

At the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent, Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday, I prepared several dishes and told you that I was going to post them during this period of lent. However, due to all the events and other things popping up I have delayed. Shall try and post the other recipes within the next […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 11th, 2008

  Picture from last week’s «laiki agora» our farmers” market. In Greece we do not have a lot of varieties of potatoes, such as yellow potatoes, blue potatoes or red potatoes nor do we have names for them. The only potatoes we have are the usual oval, brown skin and white flesh potatoes.   There […]

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Continue reading about Easy – Low Calories – Baked Potatoes

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 27th, 2008

  Psito pronounciation «psi-TO» is roasted meat cooked in the oven.  It could be made with lamb, goat, pork or chicken meat. Traditionally they used to make it in wood fired ovens which every household had one in their yard.  That made the roast amazing. However, we now make it at home ovens, which is […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 15th, 2008

After the Christmas and New years holidays and after eating tons of food and sweets I have decided that it’s about time to post some recipes which I shall label as low fat recipes.  Of course I have to point out that I am neither a dietitian nor a nutritionist and if you want to […]

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Continue reading about Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2007

The word soutzoukakia derives from the Turkish soujouk, which is a dry, spicy, sausage and the Greek suffix -akia, meaning «small». The fact that it derives from the Turkish word does not mean, of course, that this is Turkish, as in Wikipedia we often see various things named as Turkish, when in fact they are […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 25th, 2007

After a friend’s comment on the potato salad recipe, I remembered a story of how potato was introduced to the Greeks. I quote from Wikipedia: “The way Capodistrias introduced the cultivation of the potato remains famously anecdotal today. Having ordered a shipment of potatoes, at first he ordered that they should be offered to anyone […]

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Continue reading about Potato Salad with mayonnaise

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 22nd, 2007

I won’t be doing much cooking these days as yesterday when I was going to my painting lesson I slipped and fell in the street and I sprained my left foot ankle and can’t do anything. I am supposed to be lying in bed with my foot high but I can’t stay in bed and […]

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Continue reading about Patates me Avga (Potatoes with eggs)


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