Breads

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Gyristarkes, from the Greek verb γυρίζω = turn, now commonly known as glystarkes or glistarkes, is a kind of grid-like crusty, sesame rusks.   The bread sticks are dipped into sesame seeds and then they are shaped beginning with a cross (as it had a religious meaning as well) and then other bread sticks are added […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 6th, 2009

Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make.   All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil.  Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by […]

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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 29th, 2009

Tried and Tasted is an event which started by Zlamushka who blogs at Zlamushka’s Spicy Kitchen. The aim of this event is to showcase one blog, every month, allowing fellow food bloggers to thoroughly explore the featured blog and choose one or more recipes to «try and taste» in their own kitchens. Aparna, of My […]

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Continue reading about Kalamata Olives and Cheese Muffins – Tried and Tasted

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

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 25th, 2009

I was planning to make a chicken stew recipe called Daro Wat but until I found time to make it I saw it posted by my friends Cakelaw, Brii and by the host, so I google searched again rejecting many recipes.  I was going to make a salad called Queen of Sheeba Salad as I […]

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Continue reading about Yemarina Yewotet Dabo (Ethiopian spiced honey bread)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 20th, 2009

Focaccia is very similar to the Greek flatbread named lagana , which I have posted some time ago.  As Wikipedia describes focaccia, the basic recipe is thought by some to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, but it is now known as a delicacy of the Ligurian cuisine.   The only difference between the […]

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Continue reading about Whole Wheat Focaccia with Kalamata Olives

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 21st, 2008

Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, has tagged me several days ago, to bake bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Challenge. Like Aparna, I also enjoy baking bread and I also chose to make a different kind of bread rolls, with whole wheat flour. Breadline Africa is a charity based in South Africa and works towards […]

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Continue reading about No knead Anise and sultana whole wheat rolls

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2008

The 16th of October has been declared as «World Bread Day» by the International Union Of Bakers And Bakers-Confectioners (UIB). On that occasion Zorra at the great «Kochtopf» (a Swiss expat living in Spain) is organizing an event and roundup in order to celebrate bread and the art of bread making around the world. So, […]

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Continue reading about Whole Wheat Rolls with Sunflower Seeds

  Αncient Greeks colonized Southern Italy and Sicily between 800 to 500 b.C. and then in 146 b.C. the Romans conquered Greece. During these years the Romans were influenced by the Greek civilization, culture and among other things food. Until today in some parts of Southern Italy they still speak a Greek ancient dialect and […]

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Continue reading about Lagana and Focaccia style Lagana with Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes


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