I have been watching my diet for some time now, so I try and cook lighter but without counting calories.  Mostly I cook some grilled meat with a salad, or legumes and ladera but keeping the oil to the minimum. On Thursday I was cooking marinated pork chops and I wanted to make a side […]


Continue reading about Marinated Pork Chops & Mushrooms and SpringOnions Rice Salad

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, […]


Continue reading about Tyropita me Maratho and Halloumi Watermelon Salad

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 […]


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

Ivy on May 14th, 2009

Stamnaggathi are wild greens, with a mildly bitter taste but simultaneously having a touch of sweetness which does not resemble to any other wild greens and is a must for a healthy style cuisine.   During the past years these greens are becoming very popular in all Greek gourmet restaurants and you can rarely find […]


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Ivy on April 7th, 2009

My first encounter with Avocado was some years ago, before creating a blog and at a time when the internet connections were slow and we paid by the hour when connected, so information was not easily accessible.  I don’t even remember what I did with it but I remember we did not like it. A […]


Continue reading about Guacamole

Ivy on March 19th, 2009

You don’t see salads very often on my blog but I can assure you that we eat salads every day and I have a lot of salad recipes which I have not posted.   I promise that I will make a post soon where I will post all the salads I have made and have not […]


Continue reading about Greek style Panzanella (Beet Salad)

Ivy on February 26th, 2009

The Royal Foodie Joust, which is the brainchild of Jenn, The Leftover Queen,  is a real challenge and especially this month it was an even greater challenge as the three ingredients were Satsuma (or any other orange citrus) – zest, fruit or juice – Shallots and Edible Flowers, were very difficult to combine. Where would […]


Continue reading about Rocket salad with beets and oranges

I have been preserving beets in vinegar (ξύδι = pronounced ksydi = xydata (in vinegar)) for many years but I have never blogged about it.  In most of my recipes with beets, I usually roast or boil more so that I can preserve them and I have used these preserves in a lot of my […]


Continue reading about Pantzaria xydata (Cypriot Beet Preserve) and Beetroot Salad with Oranges

Ivy on February 12th, 2009

A Caesar salad has chicken breasts, romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, and black pepper.  Wikipedia. Continuing healthy eating I wanted to make Caesar’s salad for the first time. After reading in the internet 6 – 7 recipes I got an idea how it is […]


Continue reading about Caesar’s Chicken Salad & Salmon Salad

Lahanosalata (Cabbage salad) made with cabbage, celery, onion,  nuts and dried fruit and dressed with a delicious salad dressing,  may take a little time to prepare but it is worth all the effort. We will be going  to Switzerland and France, for a week to visit our son and hope to visit your blogs soon.   I am […]


Continue reading about Lahanosalata (Cabbage salad) with Pomegranate – The best salad I have ever eaten!!

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