Don’t be fooled by the picture.  This is not a Pizza.  I call it a tart and I baked it in a tart pan but it’s neither a tart.  It’s more like an open faced pie, which we call “plastos”. This tart was not in the menu yesterday.  Actually, I was planning to make Fakes […]


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The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was changed by the French into “pompon.”  The English termed it “pumpion” or “pompion.”   If you would like to learn more about the origin of Pumpkin Pie, read more here. I am sure you are fed up seeing pumpkin […]


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Ivy on December 8th, 2009

Kaltsounia or Kalitsounia, is probably the most known Cretan recipe.   Remember my post on Calzone where I mentioned the connection of the two names? Kaltsounia can be either with a sweet or savory filling and the pastry shell differs in each case.  Savory Kaltsounia use a pastry phyllo in which they add raki and for […]


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Ivy on June 9th, 2009

As I said in my previous post I will be having guests for the next two weeks and whenever time allows, I shall try and visit a few friends each day.  I usually get up early in the morning when everybody else is fast asleep so that’s the time I will be probably visiting and […]


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Ivy on October 10th, 2008

Most of the times I never plan ahead what to make and when I’m in the mood of making something, I look into my pantry and get ideas what I can make with ingredients I already have at hand. I made this tart more than a month ago. I prepared a tart shell which I […]


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Ivy on September 14th, 2008

  Pâte Brisée is the French version of classic pie or tart pastry.  It can be used to make sweet or savoury pies.  Instead of buying ready made tart shells which cost twice the price, you can make your own and it is much easier than you think, if you follow the basic instructions. After […]


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Ivy on September 6th, 2008

Sometimes when I go to the farmers’ market I get carried away and buy more things that we can eat and this is why I wanted to make a tart, as I had a lot of peaches and grapes to use. Would you believe that this is the first time I am making a tart? […]


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