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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I discovered this brownies recipe at the 101 cookbooks blog. The parents in law visiting us was a good opportunity to try out the recipe. Nothing better than a soft, warm browny with juicy cherries. Ideally you pair this dessert with vanilla ice cream. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it [...]



Pumpkin & Apple Strudel

Apr 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

This delicious pumpkin and apple strudel I have dicovered at my colleague Monambelles blog. I varied the ingredients slightly as I could not find dates that her recipe required. I used raisins instead, which worked just fine. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit [...]



Rice pudding – Ρυζόγαλο

Mar 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

Childhood memories of my grandmother Elisabeth came up when I prepared this dish today. When ever I visited her there was rice pudding. It had a garnish of sugar and cinnamon on top and a tiny piece of butter was melting in the middle of the hot pudding on my plate. Also Greek childen have [...]



Tahini and honey spread – Tαχινόμελο

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Breakfast, Recipes

This bread spread was a great discovery. Once I had finished preparing the Tahini and honey spread I tried with a piece of rusk. Amazing taste i though, that something so simple can be so delicious… I spent some time in a Greek Orthodox Monastery lately in order to learn some more about recipes used [...]



Lemon Meringue Tart

Feb 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I spend several hours a week surfing my colleagues website. I have a whole list of blogs I regularly read and of course I do find plenty of recipes I want to try out, which I often do not manage due to lack of time. Here at Ivy blog I found the “Lemon Meringue Pie” [...]



Apple and Beetroot salad

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

The nice thing about this salad is the dressing. The mix of sesame oil and W gives it an Asian touch. I marinate the beetroot for a couple of hours in the dressing. I like it a bit spicy, especially in winter. The combination of apple and beet root is classic,  though not often found [...]



Grapefruit Sorbet with sweet Basil Pesto

Feb 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I was not so sure if the Tarte Tatin would be the right finish for the Secret Supper, so I tried something else. This Grapefruit Sorbet certainly was more unique, especially with a sweet Basil Pesto on top of it. The Basil Pesto takes the bitter edge off the Grapefruit which means that you need [...]



Lemon jam – Aunt Bina’s recipe

Jan 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Breakfast, Recipes

When I arrived in the house on the top of the hill, I was stunned by how full the lemon tree in the garden was. I had never seen so many ripe lemons on the tree and I observe it since many years. It almost was a pity to harvest all of them. I ended [...]



Honey and cinnamon puffs – Loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες)

Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

As Christmas is approaching I am doing more sweet dishes and try to find tastes that fit the season. Although you can find Loukoumades all year around in Greece the combination of honey and cinnamon over hot puffs is really a wintery dish for me. Loukoumades are a perfect desert in the cold time of [...]



Mousse aux Chocolat with Salty Caramel

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

The guests that are coming to the little food event I am doing here in Athens are demanding food that they can not find on the menu of the average restaurant. So I try to get a few unusual dishes together. When I was sceeming through Skye Gyngell’s cookbook, I saw that she proposed a [...]