Cypriot

Gemista are one of my favourite dishes as it is a combination of so many tastes and aromas. Vegetables (green bell peppers and eggplants), Greek extra virgin olive oil, rice, potatoes, herbs like parsley and mint (also kafkalithres – Tordylium Apulum or small hartwort and myronia – shepherd’s needles – (scandix pecten veneris) as well as spring onions) […]

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Ivy on July 7th, 2009

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece but […]

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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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Continue reading about Tyropita me Maratho and Halloumi Watermelon Salad

Ivy on June 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 June 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 May 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 May 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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Ivy on May 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 April 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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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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