Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:23:17 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Psomotyri: The easiest Tyropita (Bread and Cheese Cake) http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/psomotyri-the-easiest-tyropita-bread-and-cheese-cake/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/psomotyri-the-easiest-tyropita-bread-and-cheese-cake/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:42:46 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24912 The economic crisis in Greece is making us find new ways to save some money and one of it is  finding creative ways to make good use of our leftovers. Psomotyri (ψωμοτύρι) in Greek means bread and cheese and Tyropita (τυρόπιτα) is a pie made with cheese.  Psomotyri, used to be a staple food decades […]

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Lemon Creplan http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/lemon-creplan/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/lemon-creplan/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:30:09 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24886 Creplan is a recipe I created combining two recipes:  Crêpes and Flan.  All the ingredients of a flan are combined with flour to make this very thin batter, like crêpes, which is then baked in the oven.  I baked it in a 12 inch by 7.75 inch loaf cake pan in a cathedral shape sent to […]

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Fetes me Psomi kai Avgo (Greek Style Egg in a Nest) http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/fetes-me-psomi-kai-avgo-greek-style-egg-in-a-nest/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/fetes-me-psomi-kai-avgo-greek-style-egg-in-a-nest/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:09:06 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24874   These slices of rustic village bread with an egg fried in the center are so simple to prepare but yet so delicious for breakfast or brunch.   The  addition of the egg is something I saw on the internet but slices of bread with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano, baked over charcoal is an […]

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A different Greek Salad with Black Eyed Peas http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/a-different-greek-salad-with-black-eyed-peas/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/07/a-different-greek-salad-with-black-eyed-peas/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:56:25 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24858     The Greek referendum finished last night with a loud “NO” against the bullying by the European Union.   Austerity hasn’t worked. Five years is enough! Europe’s self-styled technocrats were like medieval doctors who insisted on bleeding their patients — and instead of healing the wounds, they kept putting salt on them. We are […]

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Greek Yoghurt Ice Pops with Cherries and Lavender http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/greek-yoghurt-ice-pops-with-cherries-and-lavender/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/greek-yoghurt-ice-pops-with-cherries-and-lavender/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:24:22 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24834 Silikomart is a company which offers a wide range of refined and innovative 100% food safe silicone products and were kind enough to send me some of their products to try.  They sent me a cathedral shaped loaf cake pan and a kit composed of 12 moulds shaped as butterfly, heart, star and flower to make ice […]

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Salted Caramel Lemon Poppy Pound Cake http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/salted-caramel-lemon-poppy-pound-cake/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/salted-caramel-lemon-poppy-pound-cake/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:45:59 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24769   Last week it was my husband’s birthday and I made this cake for him. Instead of making the usual sponge cake, this time I decided to make it with a pound cake. I think everyone knows what a pound cake is but for those who don’t, it’s a traditional American type of cake, with Northern European […]

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Eggplant – Potato Casserole Gratin with Feta and Mozzarella http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/eggplant-potato-casserole-gratin-with-feta-and-mozzarella/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/06/eggplant-potato-casserole-gratin-with-feta-and-mozzarella/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 07:33:48 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24750 Eggplants (aubergines) are now seasonal and combined with potatoes and cheese makes this a delicious summer meal.  The secret of this dish is the addition of potatoes which suck up all the deliciousness of the sauce, which make it irresistible. This dish was inspired by my Cypriot recipe Vazania (melitzanes) Giahni (stewed eggplants) which is a […]

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Birewegge – Pear and Dried Fruit Tart and Welcome to Lucerne http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birewegge-pear-and-dried-fruit-tart-and-welcome-to-lucerne/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/birewegge-pear-and-dried-fruit-tart-and-welcome-to-lucerne/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 04:37:03 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24687 “Härzlech willkomme in Lozärn” and welcome to the World Culinary ABC event.  We have enjoyed seeing bloggers hosting  and participating in this event where food bloggers virtually travel around the globe in search of recipes to cook for the country or town they are hosting. Today, the town I am featuring and hosting is Lucerne, in Switzerland. […]

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Vegan, Lactose Free and Gluten Free Ryzogalo (rice pudding) http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/vegan-lactose-free-and-gluten-free-ryzogalo-rice-pudding/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/vegan-lactose-free-and-gluten-free-ryzogalo-rice-pudding/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 11:16:43 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24702 Τhis vegan Ryzogalo (Greek rice pudding) is creamy, aromatic and  so delicious that it competes with the original classic “ryzogalo”, which is  amazing! We all love the rich “ryzogalo” our mum used to make but there are many people who are lactose or gluten intolerant and of course there are many people who follow a vegan diet, or during […]

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Kolokytholoukoumades (Battered Courgette Flowers filled with Cheese) http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/kolokytholoukoumades-battered-courgette-flowers-filled-with-cheese/ http://kopiaste.org/2015/05/kolokytholoukoumades-battered-courgette-flowers-filled-with-cheese/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 10:53:34 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24676 The word “kolokytholoukoumades” may seem long and complicated to pronounce but it is a blend of two words, from kolokythia (courgettes/zucchini) and loukoumades (Greek doughnuts). I bought some courgettes (zucchini) from the farmers’ market a few days ago, to make briam.   The courgettes were really fresh with their blossoms still on.  I usually add the blossoms, along […]

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