Poultry

Ivy on Ιουνίου 28th, 2010

We’ve been eating burgers quite often, especially now that I am watching my diet.   That’s why whenever I make some burgers, I make a big batch and freeze them, especially now that it’s summer and we go to the beach, by the time we shower and prepare a salad they are ready and we […]

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Continue reading about Greek Juicy Turkey Burgers. What’s your secret?

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 28th, 2010

This is an old recipe I made a couple of years ago but I prepared it a little bit different this time. First of all I have sliced the chicken in a different way and then I tied it with kitchen string. I bought filleted chicken breasts so they were without the skin and bones […]

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Continue reading about Braised Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, graviera and bacon (revisited)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2009

Most of us have a hard time deciding what to cook for the holidays. Here are a few ideas and hope this will help a few of you. Psaronefri with prune sauce Stuffed Turkey Roulade Stuffed Turkey (Cypriot recipe) Cottage pie with your leftovers Roasted lamb or goat Beef in Dark Beer and Pumpkin Sweet […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2009

Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone,  I thought it would be much smaller and  imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?).  However, kaltsounia are […]

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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)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 18th, 2009

This recipe was given to me by a friend, years ago before I started blogging and I didn’t think back then to ask her where she got this recipe from. Until today this is one of my favourite recipes and it’s one of those meals that you feel that you don’t need a dessert afterwards […]

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Continue reading about Sweet and Sour Turkey

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part IV -  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]

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Continue reading about Living in the countryside and Pasta with Chicken, zucchini and pesto

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 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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Continue reading about Kokoras Bardouniotikos (Stewed Rooster with feta)

  Living in Athens in an apartment is not easy to barbecue because we do not have the space to do this often.  I do have a small barbecue but we avoid using it as whenever we do, the smoke gets into the appartment, so I avoid using it.  Some times I use the oven […]

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Continue reading about Chicken Souvlakia and Makaronosalata me Kotopoulo (Pasta Salad with Chicken)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 11th, 2009

Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies.    After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make in the past, only instead of using puff pastry I used the provencal […]

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Continue reading about Kotopita me prassa (chicken and leek pie)


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