Salads

Ivy on October 12th, 2008

I have so many recipes I have prepared ages ago and have not posted about them. Today I saw  the event Sensational Sides, so I decided to post this recipe. Beetroot salad with anchovies   Ingredients: ½ kilo beetroots, together with their fresh leaves 2 spoonfuls of walnuts, coarsely cut 250 grams of Greek yoghurt […]

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Ivy on July 21st, 2008

  If you want to increase the amount of omega-3 fat in your diet, the best way is to eat more fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel. Eating broiled, baked or steamed fish two to three times a week is a good way of increasing the omega-3 fat in your diet. Last Tuesday I […]

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  Portulaca oleracea (purslane) in Greek (γλιστρίδα) is the type genus of the purslane family Portulacaceae, comprising about 40-100 species (probably much fewer and potentially far far more) found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is also sometimes known as Rose Moss or more commonly Moss Roses.   Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty […]

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  I have just completed 300 posts and in a couple of months it will be a whole year of blogging. Wow, it seems like ages since then. I have been making this easy pasta salad for ages using any kind of small pasta which is called “kofto” meaning “cut” in Greek.  You can use […]

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Ivy on June 19th, 2008

The temperature is rising and it was 93 degrees today. I wanted to cook something easy and yet tasty and refreshing. I thought that a cold pasta salad would be perfect and I made it with whatever I had in the refrigerator. I had some leftover boiled chicken breasts and Mint and parsley pesto. I […]

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Ivy on June 2nd, 2008

Yesterday when I visited Kalyn’s Blog I saw that she had posted about an American Greek Salad. When I read some of the comments, I saw that people were talking about their experience of Greek Salads, as they were expecting a salad with tomato, cucumber, feta, onion, oregano and Kalamata Olives. Some said their salad […]

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Ivy on May 28th, 2008

After receiving the package  sent to me by my friend Pixie, of You say tomahto, I say tomayto, I made this quinoa salad.  I saw some ideas of other salads but did not have some of the ingredients so I decided to make my own recipe, with ingredients I had at home. I am submitting this recipe to Sangeeth […]

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Ivy on May 6th, 2008

I am going to keep this post short. I just broke my promise to myself not to post more than two posts a week as I was planning to post one for another friend’s event by the end of this week but I still have time for that one. However, on a visit to my […]

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Ivy on April 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.    I shall try to post the other recipes within the […]

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Ivy on February 13th, 2008

Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki agora” (farmers’ market) near my house so when I went last week, it was not in my plans to buy spinach but then I saw a stall with really nice and tender spinach. I bought some spinach to make spanakopita and when I washed the spinach, I separated and […]

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