Sarakostiana

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 24th, 2009

The modern Greek word is arakas αρακάς.  Mpizeli in Greek   μπιζέλι (or pizeli as it is pronounced in Cyprus), comes from the italian word pisello –  in latin pisellum  pisum a name which originally was Greek from the ancient Greek pissos – pisson  (αρχαία ελληνική πίσος ή πίσον (αντιδάνειο) and borrowed back from us.  […]

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Continue reading about Pizeli – Arakas Laderos (Peas with Carrots)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 10th, 2008

  The first Monday of Lent (50 days before Greek Orthodox Easter) is a Public Holiday in Greece and Cyprus and marks the beginning of Lent and is celebrated all over Greece and Cyprus with a picnic at the fields and mountains (or parks or nearby hills in the big cities). Events and activities take […]

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Continue reading about Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday and Lenten Recipes

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 16th, 2008

What better than a nice hot soup on a cold day like today? When Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen and Holler from Tinned Tomatoes asked us to prepare a Vegetarian soup, to be frank I did not have a recipe. The only vegetarian soups I make are houmous chickpea soup and lentils soup and that I […]

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Continue reading about Vegetable Puree Soup with Pasta

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 6th, 2007

Artichokes from the region of Argolida Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean and appear during spring.  Although during the past years we have all sorts of vegetables cultivated in green houses, we never see artichokes after the end of Spring.  Of course, we can get them frozen or canned but they are much tastier when […]

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Continue reading about How to clean / trim Artichokes

In Greek, htapodi is octopus and makaronaki kofto is a small pasta, like ditali.  It  is cooked in a tomato sauce and then in the sauce we cook the pasta.    It is a Lenten recipe, so during Lent no cheese is added on top. It’s one of the most favourite and filling dishes during Lent. […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi (or moschious) me Makaronaki kofto (Octopus in tomato sauce with pasta)

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