Stew

Ivy on Ιουνίου 8th, 2014

  The dish is called hünkâr beğendi in Turkish, which means «the sultan was satisfied».   The French chef serving  sultan Murad IV (who was sultan from 1623 to 1640) , combined his knowledge with French cuisine to prepare a dish which would satisfy the sultan and he fully succeeded, creating  this delicious dish. This dish was made […]

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Continue reading about Hounkiar Begendi (stewed veal) and Eggplant Purée

Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2011

  A couple of months ago, my friend Natasha posted a Beef Stroganoff recipe.  Natasha lives in the United States but her roots are from Russia so when I saw an authentic version of this very popular dish, I knew I had to try it.    Please visit Natasha’s blog to see the original recipe and […]

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Continue reading about Veal Stroganoff with Ryzokeftedes (Fried Rice Patties)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 1st, 2011

Bœuf à la Bourguignonne, also called Beef Burgundy is perhaps one of the most famous dishes of Julia Child.  The first time I ate Bœuf à la Bourguignonne was decades ago when I was still single and I have the recipe written in an old notebook, probably taken from a magazine.  I cooked it for […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2011

The other day when I was writing the post for the Vegan Black Bean Spanakopita, I was craving these beans again so the next day, I made them into a casserole dish with lots of vegetables and tomato sauce.   Dried legumes are very healthy as they are a good source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, […]

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Continue reading about Giant Black Beans Spread and the Winner of my Cookbook

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 Αυγούστου 7th, 2008

Today as I was looking for the vegetarian recipe of okra to link it to this recipe, I realized that I had not blogged about it. There was a time that I was writing recipes here and there but did not post the same recipe simultaneously on the blog as well.  I wrote about okra […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo me Mpamies (Chicken and okra stew with feta)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 25th, 2007

This is adishIusedtocookmanyyearsago and I can’t even remember where I got the recipe from, probably from a magazine.  I have copied the recipe in my first recipe book and as myhusband also enjoys cooking every now and then, when I used to work he would cook more often, finding recipes from my recipe book.  He […]

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Continue reading about Beef Bourguignon

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 23rd, 2007

  From all the dried legumes, in Greece, fassolada (and NOT fassoulada, which is the way the peasants used to call it), is  a hearty navy beans stew (or soup if you like) and is considered to be the national food of the Greeks. In the stew (or soup) various vegetables such as carrots, potato […]

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Continue reading about Fassolada (Greek Beans Stew)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

Stifado is a Greek stew which is either made with hare but domestic rabbits are just as good for this dish.  Beef or veal is also used and cooked the same way.  What is essential for a good stifado are lots of onions, preferably baby onions but whole onions can also be used and this […]

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Continue reading about Kouneli Stiffado (Rabbit stew)


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