Ivy on January 14th, 2015

  Homemade tortilla chips are easy to make, cost almost nothing and are so tasty you cannot resist eating just a few.  You can flavour them with herbs and spices of your choice and in no time you have a delicious snack to serve with a dip, a sauce, to accompany your drink or eat […]


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When Zorra of Kocktopf, invited  me on Facebook, to participate to the  Bread Baking event,  I wasn’t sure what to make but I decided to take the challenge.  This month’s theme is breadsticks and according to our host,  Marion  it doesn’t matter if they are thick, thin, long, short, straight or crooked, as long as the bread or […]


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Acai berries are packed with antioxidants more than any other known fruit or vegetable in the world. That’s what makes this smoothie recipe such a nutritional powerhouse. Acai berries are also rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, amino acids, protein, vitamins and dietary fiber. However, this is a tropical rainforest fruit which […]


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Soon after Easter I started watching my diet again but reading blogs all the day, there are some times I am really tempted to make some of the recipes I see. Being on diet doesn’t mean that you can’t eat a dessert once in a while or a snack.  Instead of eating anything else in […]


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Ivy on September 28th, 2009

Gyristarkes, from the Greek verb γυρίζω = turn, now commonly known as glystarkes or glistarkes, is a kind of grid-like crusty, sesame rusks.   The bread sticks are dipped into sesame seeds and then they are shaped beginning with a cross (as it had a religious meaning as well) and then other bread sticks are added […]


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Tried and Tasted is an event which started by Zlamushka who blogs at Zlamushka’s Spicy Kitchen. The aim of this event is to showcase one blog, every month, allowing fellow food bloggers to thoroughly explore the featured blog and choose one or more recipes to “try and taste” in their own kitchens. Aparna, of My […]


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Ivy on September 26th, 2008

Making phyllo from scratch may be a little bit intimidating, not that it’s difficult to make. However, here is Greece we have a big variety of phyllos, each one different in taste and texture.  Apart from the thin phyllo everyone knows which is used to make baklavas, we have “horiatiko phyllo” which is a phyllo […]


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Ivy on July 14th, 2008

My friend Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen is hosting the Bread Baking Day #12- Small breads. What Aparna wants from usis to make anything like buns, rolls, biscuits, bagels, waffles, beignets, doughnuts, croissants, bread sticks, pretzels, etc. and we can make them sweet or savory, plain or stuffed, or add fruit/ vegetable/ nuts/ seeds/ herbs/ […]


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Ivy on June 23rd, 2008

Piroshki, were introduced to the Greeks by the Greek Pontiacs* who were forced to leave Pontus and scattered in all parts of the world, the majority of which came to Greece. Piroshki are made from yeast dough usually fried.  You can find them in bakeries or fast food shops, with various fillings. Their size depends […]


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For those who are fasting for Greek lent a variety of different food is necessary. Do you know what they used to have for breakfast some generations back? Bread and olives and that kept them strong and healthy to work all day in the fields. However, how tasteful the olives may be we never eat […]


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