Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 8th, 2008

According to the Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. A common and useful analogy explains that space itself is expanding, carrying galaxies with it, like raisins in a rising loaf of bread. General relativistic cosmologies, however, do not actually ascribe any “physicality” to […]


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Ivy on Αυγούστου 20th, 2008

When we went to Sparta I brought along a few things such as pasto and loukaniko, which I hope to be posting about soon, fresh eggs and honey. My sisters-in-law who live in villages just a few miles away from Sparta, have houses with big gardens with lots of flowers and grow their own vegetables […]


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Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2008

The method for roasting peppers is the same for any kind of peppers, but I have chosen Piperies Florinis, which are red sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, where they are cultivated. Before giving my recipe, I wish to explain the easiest method for roasting peppers. There are many ways you can roast […]


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Ivy on Απριλίου 5th, 2008

This pasta dish is very versatile so you can easily improvise with the ingredients you have at hand.  You can use mushrooms, broccoli, artichokes, courgettes, eggplants etc.   During fasting time (or for vegans) of course I don’t add the chicken and I don’t use cheese in the pesto and it is fantastic. Serve with feta! […]


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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 19th, 2008

Tuesday is the day we have our farmers” market where I live, in Athens.   However today after the snowfall of Sunday only a few farmers managed to make it there. Although it was a nice and sunny day, the snow was still visible and early in the morning it was very difficult to go […]


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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 16th, 2008

What better than a nice hot soup on a cold day like today? When Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen and Holler from Tinned Tomatoes asked us to prepare a Vegetarian soup, to be frank I did not have a recipe. The only vegetarian soups I make are houmous chickpea soup and lentils soup and that I […]


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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 26th, 2008

  Whilst preparing Papoutsakia (stuffed eggplants) I kept thinking what should I do with all this eggplant flesh I was scooping out of the eggplant? Shall I make melitzanosalata (meaning eggplant salad but it is actually a dip)?   I was skeptical as I knew that to make melizanosalata, the eggplants should be pierced with a fork […]


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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 16th, 2008

I have posted about koupes last month and you can see the original recipe here. The recipe for the dough is exactly the same. However, as the Orthodox have big lenten periods, fifty days before Easter, forty days before Christmas and some days before the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as on some […]


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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 10th, 2008

In Athens, but also in most of the parts of Greece, once a week, every neighborhood has its farmers” market, which is called “laiki agora” meaning peoples’ (popular) markets. There you can find freshly cut, ripened-to-perfection fruits, vegetables, produce, herbs, fish, flowers, plants, clothes and household items. Usually the marketplace occupies four or five roads […]


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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 10th, 2008

  Eles Kalamon (mostly known as Kalamata olives abroad), is a supreme varietyof edible olives which are cultivated mainly in the Messinia (Kalamata) and Lakonia (Sparta) districts and in the wide area of Agrinion as well. The olive fruit is collected when it ripens from mid November till mid January. After the processing procedure (carving, salt solution, vinegar) we get […]


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