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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 24th, 2012

Okra with fish is a specialty of the Greek islands.  I remember years ago seeing a Greek cooking show making this recipe and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  The recipe used whole fish with the bones, I think it was sea bass, and that was probably what put me off as I hate […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2011

It’s been quite a long time I hadn’t been at the farmers” market as the past weeks we have been going to Nafplion on Tuesdays, when it’s the day we have our farmers” market.  Last Tuesday when we visited we stayed overnight and I knew that on Wednesdays there is a farmers” market in Nafplion […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 30th, 2010

It is pomegranate season again and when I saw some lovely pomegranates a few weeks ago at the farmers” market,  I couldn’t resist buying some.  Actually when I bought them, I just bought them to eat them as a fruit or to use them in salads.  However, it was the period when I was still […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 25th, 2010

Here I am.   I made it to the second challenge of Project Food Blog.  Wow, that’s really an achievement taking into consideration that almost 2000 food bloggers have now been eliminated down to 400. I am now posting from Cyprus but as I don’t have an internet access at home, I won’t be able to […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

One of the dishes we tried in Rome was ravioli and I loved their sauce. I don’t know what kind of sauce they make but it was delicious and as I had never served ravioli with a sauce before, I decided to make a marinara sauce to serve them. In the Piazza di Campo dei […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 6th, 2009

I was thinking of making a coffee liqueur with the Espresso Natalia gave me and I google searched to see how it is made.  I have made liqueurs in the past so I knew the procedure but still I wanted to see if there was something more to do.  I found this recipe and since […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 3rd, 2009

Yiaourti pr. yee-ah-OOR-tee is yoghurt and strangisto means strained. We are very lucky to have this delicious and velvety yoghurt, the queen of all dairy products, so easily available.  It is nutritious, high in calcium, a good source of protein and does not contain cholesterol.  However, in many parts of the world they don’t have it, […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2009

I have a few pizza recipes to share with you, as well as a couple of calzone recipes I made recently using the same dough, so before giving the recipes here is the dough I use. I’ve been making pizzas for many years but this is my best pizza dough. My friends and relatives say […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 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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