Walnuts

Ivy on Ιουνίου 9th, 2011

The summer is here for good and we’ve been having high temperatures.  The financial situation, the politics and the corruption of all Greek Governments in the last decades were catastrophic and we had no idea about it.  Suddenly those imbeciles, who have been stealing the people and who have been eating with golden spoons have […]

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Continue reading about A trip to Parnonas and Olive Oil Beetroot and Chocolate Karydopita

Ivy on Μαΐου 20th, 2011

We came back yesterday from a visit to Nafplion again.   I suppose now that the house is progressing we shall be visiting on a regular basis at least once a week in order to see some things on the spot.   This means that I will be having less time to visit and post recipes but […]

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Continue reading about Cooking with Olive Oil Reminder and Beetroot Walnut Salad

  It is my pleasure to announce the next edition of Creative Concoctions for the next fortnight and I have chosen as theme «Desserts». Creative Concoctions is a blogging event featuring  your creative culinary creations.  As I am sure we will all be making a lot of desserts in the next few days, if you […]

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Continue reading about Announcing Creative Concoctions #3 and Healthy Olive Oil Honey Oatmeal Bars

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 5th, 2010

Before giving you the recipe for this salad which I made last month, I would like to thank all of you who voted for me in the first and second challenges of Project Food Blog, of Foodbuzz.   I did not advance to the third challenge but I wish to congratulate all my friends who did […]

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Continue reading about Rocket Salad with Halloumi, Walnuts and Figs

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 17th, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part III – Issioma, Karyon, Megalopolis Continuing our summer escapes we decided to visit my husband’s village, Isioma, Karyon, in Arcadia taking the beautiful mountain route from Sparta. My SIL who lives in Australia was here on holidays so she wanted to see their village after so many years. The village is […]

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Continue reading about Healthy Karyokes (walnut – chocolate dessert) and a visit to Issioma

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2008

Melomakarona are one of our Christmas traditional cookies which are infused in honey.  They have no butter, no eggs, nothing dairy but they are so tasty you cannot just eat one.  They can be preserved for a very long time but they get a bit dry as time passes.  That does not make them less […]

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Continue reading about Melomakarona with Pecans

Ivy on Ιουλίου 19th, 2008

My mom used to love baklavas and would make it with almonds and cinnamon.   This is based on her recipe, although I tweaked her recipe a lot and added nutmeg, and substituted the almonds with pecans and walnuts.   I learnt about pecans recently and have been using them often since then and they have […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 8th, 2008

Christmas and New Year’s Day are not very far away and during the Christmas holidays we cooked and prepared lots of sweets and savory dishes.  After seeing the event of Tuesday leftovers to search our pantries or cupboards and create things from our leftovers I realized how many things I could have prepared out of […]

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