Vegan

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 Ιουλίου 15th, 2009

Gemista are one of my favourite dishes as it is a combination of so many tastes and aromas. Vegetables (green bell peppers and eggplants), Greek extra virgin olive oil, rice, potatoes, herbs like parsley and mint (also kafkalithres – Tordylium Apulum or small hartwort and myronia – shepherd’s needles – (scandix pecten veneris) as well as spring onions) […]

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Continue reading about Gemista (Stuffed Tomatoes) and a Well Balanced 3 Course Meal

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 28th, 2009

  Spanakopita, must be the most popular Greek street food.  The most simplest form of spanakopita is that made with store bought phyllo.  However, in Greece you will enjoy amazing spanakopitas with homemade phyllo and the filling is the most aromatic, as we use herbs unique to Greece. As with tyropita (cheese pie), there are […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 9th, 2009

When I went to Cyprus last month I brought with me two bunches of fresh coriander (cilantro) and the bunches in Cyprus are really big. I used it in salads, I used it in other recipes but still I had too much and as the days passed I didn’t want to see it being wasted, […]

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Continue reading about Cilantro and Cashews Pesto and Farfalle with Mushrooms

Ivy on Απριλίου 7th, 2009

My first encounter with Avocado was some years ago, before creating a blog and at a time when the internet connections were slow and we paid by the hour when connected, so information was not easily accessible.  I don’t even remember what I did with it but I remember we did not like it. A […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 3rd, 2009

Kifylla is another Cypriot street food which is not widely known.   It’s a sweet bread, filled with raisins and glazed with sugar on top and it used to be sold in the central streets,  in wheeled carts.  It’s a very healthy snack and perfect for breakfast. Being away from Cyprus for so many years, […]

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Continue reading about Kifylla: Cypriot Cinnamon and Raisin Bread Rolls

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

Ivy on Μαρτίου 30th, 2009

Laconia is a prefecture in Greece, with Sparta its administrative capital. It is bounded by Mount Taygetus, to the west of Sparta, which is the highest mountain range of Peloponese (2.407 meters)  and with the Parnon mountains to the northeast (1.961 meters),  to the west with Messenia,  and  to the North with Arcadia. Among the […]

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Continue reading about Lakonia and Pasta Elias (Olive paste)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 29th, 2009

How would you feel if your birthday was during Lent and you could not have a Birthday Cake?  Unfortunately this is something I had to face many times as apart from my birthday, my daughter’s birthday is a few days before mine and my son’s is exactly a month after mine, so in all three […]

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