Cypriot

Ivy on Ιουνίου 30th, 2009

Now that it’s summer and very hot, it’s hard to stay at home, so I have been away during the weekend and we came back last evening.  I’ve had too many other things to do, so I haven’t had time to visit friends but hope to do this soon. After the Beef and Pork Galette, […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 22nd, 2009

This is a very sad day for my family and me, and everyone that Lisa has touched. The doctor has just informed us that she passed away.  She had acute leukemia. I’m totally devastated and not sure how I will get through this and how to tell my teenage daughter about this. Thank you all […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 20th, 2009

Wow, these past few days were like hell.  First of all my cat is not well.   She has not been eating lately and we took her to the vet.  He ran some tests and she had a tumour, which was removed.  Thank God it did not spread to other organs.  However, she also has some […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 28th, 2009

  Spanakopita, must be the most popular Greek street food.  The most simplest form of spanakopita is that made with store bought phyllo.  However, in Greece you will enjoy amazing spanakopitas with homemade phyllo and the filling is the most aromatic, as we use herbs unique to Greece. As with tyropita (cheese pie), there are […]

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Ivy on Μαΐου 10th, 2009

Thank you all of you for the lovely recipes you made and such lovely words you have written for your mothers.  I am posting the roundup a bit earlier than I have originally announced as we shall be going out to celebrate in a while and if I get any more participations I will add […]

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Continue reading about Celebrating Mother’s Day – Roundup

Ivy on Μαΐου 1st, 2009

Mother, mamma, mamman, maa, mutter, madre, mere, mãe, meme, kryemurgeshë, matka, inahan, majka, abatyse, moeder, moer, ema, màna (μάνα), makuahine, anya, nay, induk or in whatever other language this is probably the first word we learn and the sweetest of all. The modern Mother’s Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 30th, 2009

When I saw this recipe at Choosy Beggars, I knew I would like it, since halloumi is a cheese indigenous to Cyprus, where I come from and which I adore and anything with halloumi in it  would definitely be great. Halloumi is made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep milk, and it has a […]

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Continue reading about Halloumi-Graviera Pull-aparts

Ivy on Απριλίου 3rd, 2009

Kifylla is another Cypriot street food which is not widely known.   It’s a sweet bread, filled with raisins and glazed with sugar on top and it used to be sold in the central streets,  in wheeled carts.  It’s a very healthy snack and perfect for breakfast. Being away from Cyprus for so many years, […]

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Continue reading about Kifylla: Cypriot Cinnamon and Raisin Bread Rolls

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

Ivy on Μαρτίου 20th, 2009

Triantafyllo (τριαντάφυλλο) or rodon (ρόδον)  is the name of roses in Greek.   The Latin name rosa, itself derived from Greek, is essentially the source of almost all names of rose in modern European tongues, mostly with at most only slight variation: The name rose is not only valid in English, but also in German, Danish […]

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