Ivy on April 9th, 2008

Yesterday I went to the farmers’ market again and among other things I bought the necessary ingredients to make Spanakopita. When I cook I always like to improvise and add my own touch to the recipe or maybe something I saw in another recipe and I kept somewhere in the back of my mind waiting […]


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Ivy on January 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 January 6th, 2008

I was not planning to post anything until tomorrow but I got up really early after the very strong earthquake we sensed today at 7.15 a.m. Memories came back after the 1999 earthquake with epicentre Parnitha, near Athens. After being assured by the mass media that no damages occurred anywhere in Greece and there would […]


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Ivy on November 3rd, 2007

Greek salad, which in Greek is called Horiatiki salad and means village or peasant salad is a  common component of a Greek meal.  In Cyprus the salad has more ingredients such as fresh coriander, which is not available in Greece, lettuce and rocket plus of course the other usual ingredients. Greek salad is always on […]


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