Monday, November 17, 2008

MEETING IVY OF "KOPIASTE"

~ Ivy and yours truely ~
What a surprise I had when I opened my e-mail box on Thursday the 6th of November and discovered a message from Ivy of "Kopiaste...To Greek Hospitality" from Greece telling me that she had finally decided to visit Switzerland with her husband...

~ Kourabiedes Cookies ~
As their son works in Geneva at the CERN and lives in neighboring France (see her post 1 & Post 2), Ivy wanted to know if I'd be willing to meet her somewhere in town in order to have a chat over a cup of coffee. How exciting! As you can imagine, it didn't take me long to accept her invitation!

~ Saganotyri Cheese & Spartan Country Sausages ~
So, on Tuesday of the following week, we (Ivy, her friendly husband and I/see her post here) spent the whole afternoon talking about this and that (mainly about food, food, food and again food, as you can imagine!), had coffee and a delicious cake, and went shopping in food stores.

~ Quince Gliko, Cookie Box & Kourabiedes ~
On top of that, they spoilt me with wonderfully scrumptious Greek food gifts such as homemade "Quince Gliko (Spoon Sweets)", "Mastic Gum", "Spartan Country Sausages", "Saganotyri Cheese (similar to Halloumi Cheese)" and "Almond Cookies (Kourabiedes)". Wow!

Thanks for everything, Ivy!
You are so sweet!

56 comments:

  1. That is so sweet, Rosa. Isn't it so nice make a lot of friends from all over the world. I am really hoping that my husband and I can go and visit your country next year. So, I can get to meet you as well.

    Btw, I like to see the picture of you and Ivy, both of you look so cute in that photo!

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  2. j'espère bien qu'un jour ce sera moi à la place de Ivy, nous sommes bien moins loin à présent !
    superbe la couleur framboise dans le pot
    bonne semaine

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  3. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time. Such lovely and delicious presents.

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  4. c'est toujours un plaisir de rencontrer celles avec lesquelles on correspond si souvent

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  5. Wew!! I just finished my post. I am really, really very happy to have met you Rosa, even if it was for only a few hours but I am sure we shall be meeting again soon, this time in Athens. Merci mon amie!!

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  6. C'est super excitant ces rencontres !
    Demain je rencontre une francaise a Athenes que j'ai connu sur le blog...!
    Bises et bonne degustation !

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  7. Both of you are so luck to have met each other.. Sunds so exciting...

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  8. Fun! That quince looks great - great colour.

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  9. Looks like you had a great time! It's always fun to meet fellow-bloggers and often stunning how people you have never seen earlier have so much in common with you :-D

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  10. So happy that you werte able to meet up with Ivy. Two foodies together...we would all have loved to join you for cake and coffee:D

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  11. What a fun day!! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. wow... how fun and exciting... :)

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  13. It IS fun to meet another blogger. A great picture of you two by the way ... and so many new foods to try.

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  14. sympa ces rencontres, isn't ! Nous c'est meme plus souvent, hein Rosa :)
    Corinne

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  15. CORINNE: Oui! Nous, on a de la chance de se voir régulièrement ;-P...

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  16. CORINNE: Oui! Nous, on a de la chance de se voir régulièrement ;-P...

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  17. I was so excited for you guys when I read on Ivy's blog that you met! Yay! Sounds like fun.

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  18. C'est super de se rencontrer et sur la photo, on voit que ton avavtar te ressemble vraiment...

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  19. Oh how wonderful! I love that she brought you all those delicious Greek foods! And the cookies... sigh.

    Yum.

    I love the picture of you two, btw. So much happiness!

    Blessings!
    Lacy

    P.S. Thank you for your encouraging words. I'm glad you liked the photos, too. I was particularly pleased with them. :)

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  20. Yeah i did read in ivy's place that you guys met and had a wonderful time.
    I think it is wonderful that foodbloggers can meet up like this

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  21. Again, I'm delighted when I read of bloggers meeting and enjoying the company of each other...enjoy the Greek goods!

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  22. That looks like so much fun. I enjoyed looking at all the goodies you two exchanged with each other! YUM!

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  23. Awww - isn't it fun meeting bloggers?

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  24. pleasant surprise to meet a person behind a blog

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  25. C'est vraiment sympathiques ces rencontres.

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  26. quelles belles couleurs et quelle belle bloggeuse!
    tu me fais penser à ma soeur.

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  27. Wow, that's really nice having someone to visit you and bringing so many goodies over as well. Btw, make sure you cook the sausages and let us know how tasty it is. hehe...

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  28. Comme quoi internet est un moyen extraordinaire pour rencontrer des...gens extraordinaires!
    Vive le progrès!
    J'adore! Si tu passes en Normandie, tu es la bienvenue!!!!

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  29. KARYNE: Oui, tout à fait! Merci, toi de même! Si tu passes par Genève, fais-moi signe!

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  30. BRIGITTE: J'espère te rencontrer un jour, maintenant que tu habites pas trop loin de chez moi!

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  31. :) Ton plaisir de la rencontre, il fait plaisir a lire.

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  32. Friendship is wonderful, add food to the equation and it is even better. Thanks for a great story.

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  33. C'est toujours très agréable de rencontrer quelqu'un avec qui on a développé une amitié grâce à nos blogues. N'est-ce pas enrichissant..!

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  34. Sweet, in more ways than one.
    The lovely friendship (not to mention the delicious gifts) made for an unforgettable experience, I'm sure.

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  35. J'ai aussi eut la chance de rencontrer une amie bloggeuse au mois de juin à SF. Ce fut également une rencontre hors du commun et généreuse.
    Bientôt,nous devrions aussi nous rencontrer, non ?
    Bien à toi et bonne continuation.
    verO

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  36. DELIMOON: Oui, c'est très sympa de rencontrer d'autres bloggeurs/blogueuses! Ca me plairait bien de te rencontrer... Fais-moi signe si tu passes par Genève!

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  37. super ces rencontres! j'ai compris en lisant celles des autres filles!! en effet tu ressemble bien à ton avatard! biises micky

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  38. ..c'est donc bien l'fun tout ça ma chère!!..j'aimerais bien que cela m'arrive un jour;)

    ..merci pour ce partage..

    ~nancy

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  39. You're two of the sweetest bloggers out there, so I'm so happy you were able to meet.

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  40. Aww, the two of you look a bunch of excited teenagers;-)...isn't it nice to meet a fellow blogger in the flesh :-)

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  41. Look at my friends!

    Sounds like you all had a good time. I hope one day to meet both of you!

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  42. que de belles rencontres on réussi à faire au travers de l'écran ( et délicieuses choses grecques que voici)

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  43. Oh how lovely Rosa to meet Ivy :) Sounds like you had a great time together :D

    Rosie x

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  44. Thanks for sharing your memorable meeting with us,both foodies look incredibly blissful:)

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  45. Hi Rosa! What a cute picture of you and your friend, Ivy! And what fun to get to visit with a blogging friend in real life. That's great! Now you will have to visit Greece. :-)

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  46. I'm happy you had a nice meeting with Ivy ...and sad I couldn't do the same last summer.
    But in the end, I'm even happier to see your face on here again... I reiterate my statement: "You are soooooo pretty!" ...and true, you look totaly blissful!

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  47. C,est mervielleux de pouvoir échanger ainsi avec des bloggeuse en voyage:)Ce fut surement un très agréable rencontre:)
    Tu comptes pas venir au Canada un de ses jours, lol!

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  48. How nice it is to meet with a fellow food blogger! I love the treats they've brought you!

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  49. Oh how lucky that got to meet Ivy! And what great treats.I love meeting other bloggers.

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  50. Rosa, what a treat to meet up with Ivy! I saw the post on the meeting on her blog and commented there, so I just had to comment here as well. I have only spoken to her on the phone, but I hope to meet with Ivy next summer in Greece! I hope you enjoyed the Greek delicacies?

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  51. ooh what fun to get all the special treats!

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