Ivy on October 22nd, 2015

I have no words to describe this amazing sauce I made.  After experimenting a few times, I think that this almost resembles store bought garlic sauce but without the additives and made with  the finest ingredients.    The best part is that it takes less than five minutes to prepare! I’ve made this sauce using […]


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I have made this spicy tomato sauce recently and have used it in a few recipes which will be posted soon.  I call it a winter sauce because I have used tinned tomatoes, whereas in summer I would have used fresh ripe tomatoes and may be some fresh basil or fresh oregano in it.  Making […]


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Ivy on June 24th, 2010

A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla  Trapanese or […]


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Ivy on June 19th, 2010

I love making vegetables into pestos but I don’t make the usual Ligurian or Genovese pesto with pinenuts and parmesan.   I don’t have anything against parmesan but I love Greek cheeses more and I also prefer to support Greek cheeses, so I have adapted the pestos with local flavours .  Regarding pinenuts I am not […]


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Ivy on May 26th, 2010

Mahalebi is a cream we make in Cyprus like pudding. The traditional way of flavouring this cream is with rose water, rose syrup and orange blossom water. Back at home my mom served it with spoon sweets and a little syrup on top and my favourite would be with bitter orange spoon sweet. For a […]


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Savoro, which means sour, is a sauce which my mother used to make whenever we had fried fish such as red red mullets (μπαρμπούνι), mullets (κουτσομούρα) or other fish like bogue (γόπα)etc.  The combination of vinegar and rosemary is a method they used to preserve food back when there were no refrigerators. Whenever we had fried […]


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    I’ve been cooking lots of healthy Mediterranean dishes lately and fish is in out diet at least once a week.    This dish is so easy to make with few ingredients but still it’s so delicious. One of my favourite salads I love pairing with fish, is one my mom used to make with […]


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Ivy on November 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 November 22nd, 2009

  After our recent trip to Rome , I am still dreaming of Rome and its food.  I love a good marinara sauce!  I have been making this sauce for ages and have realized that I have never posted it before.   This sauce is very easy and very versatile and it’s not worth buying the […]


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There have been a lot of changes in my diet the past months and I am really happy with all these changes.   We eat less meat which means that the pork we used to eat at least once a week is now limited to once a month, the beef we used to eat once a […]


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