Tomatoes

Ivy on Ιουνίου 24th, 2010

A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla  Trapanese or […]

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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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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 4th, 2009

Insalata Caprese, which means Salad made in Capri, the region of Campania, in Italy, is a simple salad using plum tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and seasoning. I made a twist on this salad using halloumi and mint as well, both in the form of pesto and fresh mint. I wanted to share this salad […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 4th, 2009

  Ntomatokeftedes are tomato patties.  Before going to the recipe I promised you some photos from our summer escapes and shall try and combine useful information for each place together with a local recipe as well. Evia is less than an hour from Athens to Chalkida and you can get there either by ferry boat […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 15th, 2009

Gemista, means “filled” or “stuffed” vegetables such as, peppers, eggplants, courgettes, onions etc.The filling can be a meat based one, usually with minced beef and rice but I always prefer to make them vegan. Gemista fall under the category ladera or “oily” food, as we call them but my version is a much lighter one, […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 13th, 2007

Kagianas is a traditional Greek summer dish from Arcadia where poor people would eat out of the products they had at hand.  Some tomatoes from their garden and eggs from their hens.   This could have been their main meal served with a Greek salad and lots of crusty bread.  Nowadays it is usually served as […]

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