Side Dish

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 4th, 2014

These burgers can be made with almost all vegetables you have in your fridge. The only thing you have to be cautious about is the drain well the those vegetables which have a lot of water content, such as the courgettes or the tomatoes. I used eggplants which I had in the deep freezer.  When […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 29th, 2012

On Monday it was Kathara Deftera or Ash Monday, which marks the beginning of the 48 days of fasting before the Easter which is on the 15th April, 2012.  We did not go anywhere to celebrate because after (almost) recovering from a flu, on Sunday afternoon, after lying down to rest for an hour, when […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 15th, 2012

  I made this savoury cheesecake during the Christmas holidays.  I was inspired by Greek Dakos which is a Cretan appetizer made on a barley rusk called dakos, with feta or myzithra and tomato on top. As a base I used a dakos rusk called kritharokoulouro, ordinary rusks and PICK salty biscuits which are similar […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 12th, 2011

I love accompanying most of my dishes with Patates Lemonates  sto fourno (Baked Lemony Potatoes) which is a classic Greek side dish with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and water.   When we add meat to them such as chicken, pork or lamb we just call it  «Psito sto fourno» (baked in the oven). This […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2010

My favourite eggplants until now were «tsakonikes» which I thought were the only ones which were sweet.   I avoided cooking with the big round purple ones, as I heard that they were bitter. I’ve been seeing white eggplants at the market place for a long time but had never tried them until recently.  When […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 2nd, 2009

When I read Cynthia’s post about The Essence of Choka, I knew I would love this recipe but never had the opportunity to make it as I cannot find cilantro in Greece.  When I went to Cyprus a few weeks ago, I went to the Supermarket and bought two large bunches of cilantro and tried […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 27th, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY It’s still morning in the western hemisphere, so you can quite easily make these if you have the ingredients at home. I am sure you have all heard of Spanakopita, so the word Spanakopitakia may ring a bell to you. Spanakopitakia is the diminutive of […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 30th, 2008

Elies Tsakistes (pronounced Eliės Tsakistės) are crushed olives which are harvested when green. Green olives are usually sold ready to be eaten but if you produce olives and want to make them from scratch, there is a procedure to follow in order that the olives become edible. First of all you have to crack the olives and put them […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 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 Αυγούστου 30th, 2008

  Cooking for a family of five involves a lot of cooking and baking and it is sometimes difficult to please them all.A winner dish in my family is patates lemonates sto fourno, which is a side dish you can serve both with meat of fish and some people even love it as a main […]

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