Vegetables

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2009

Many people shudder at the thought of cooking or eating liver but in Greece we eat it a lot.   I love liver, especially, chicken livers, however, I don’t cook it very often as chicken giblets are high in cholesterol and only cook it two or three times a year, mostly during Easter. Before cooking it, […]

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Continue reading about Sykotakia me Lahanika (Braised Chicken Livers with Poached Grapes)

Ivy on Ιουλίου 21st, 2009

I have been watching my diet for some time now, so I try and cook lighter but without counting calories.  Mostly I cook some grilled meat with a salad, or legumes and ladera but keeping the oil to the minimum. On Thursday I was cooking marinated pork chops and I wanted to make a side […]

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Continue reading about Marinated Pork Chops & Mushrooms and SpringOnions Rice Salad

I made these three recipes one day during May, when I went to the farmers” market and saw some lovely fresh courgettes with their flowers on.  I chose the best courgettes having a flower on them.   I hadn’t eaten courgette flowers for ages as unfortunately they don’t sell them alone and as much as I […]

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Continue reading about Stuffed Courgettes Avgolemono and killing three birds.. with one stone!!

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 22nd, 2009

Beef is not one of my favourite meats and I don’t cook it very often, perhaps once a month, but this is one of the recipes the whole family loves, especially my younger son.  He visited us about two weeks ago from Switzerland and during the five days he stayed I prepared all his favourite […]

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Continue reading about Pot Roast with Carrot Puree, Vegetables and Gravy

Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2009

First of all for all of you who are celebrating Easter tomorrow I wish you a Happy Easter and to be in good health.  We still have another week to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.   Yesterday,  when I visited Susan I saw that Chris, of Mele Cotte is hosting her third event to bring awareness […]

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Continue reading about Revithokeftedes me Garides and Asparagus to fight cancer

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 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 26th, 2009

Kremmydia Gemista, which means stuffed onions is a recipe my mother would often make.   She would make the same filling  as for koupepia, with or without the minced meat, depending on the occasion. The filling I have made is not how my mother used to make but I used different other vegetables combined with rice. […]

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Continue reading about Kremmydia Gemista (stuffed onions)

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2009

Moussakas, (which is a singular noun and not moussaka, plural moussakas) is one of the most known Greek dishes and the traditional way of making it is with layers of vegetables, with a meat sauce in the middle, again a layer of vegetables and topped with a béchamel sauce in which some myzithra is added […]

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Continue reading about Moussakas Nistisimos (Vegan)


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