Cypriot Cookbook

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2012

My Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, has finally been translated into Greek and published on Smashwords. The Greek title of my cookbook is «Kopiaste stin Kouzina mou», which means Welcome to my Kitchen. If you can read Greek or have Greek friends who would like to win it, please leave your comment on […]

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Continue reading about My Cookbook Giveaway

Ivy on Μαΐου 23rd, 2012

I love hoummous and when I boil chickpeas I always cook more and keep some in the deep freezer, to use it whenever we are craving some.  The other day when I was looking in the deep freezer for the chickpeas to prepare some mezedes, I also saw that I had some leftover roasted butternut […]

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Continue reading about Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

Ivy on Απριλίου 4th, 2012

I know that I said that I will be on hiatus for a short while and I will still continue for a short while but whenever I can, I want to post a few recipes which are suitable for Easter Lent. This recipe is based on a traditional Cypriot Olive Bread.  I have made a […]

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Continue reading about Eliopsomo me Dendrolivano (Olive Bread with Rosemary)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2011

Today is my mum’s memorial day, she died 15 years ago but it also coincides with my brother’s memorial as it is six months since he left us, so it’s a very emotional day for me but so long as we remember them, they will always stay alive.   May they both RIP. Subconciously I chose […]

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Continue reading about Kantaifi Orange Pudding with leftovers

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2011

The other day when I was writing the post for the Vegan Black Bean Spanakopita, I was craving these beans again so the next day, I made them into a casserole dish with lots of vegetables and tomato sauce.   Dried legumes are very healthy as they are a good source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, […]

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Continue reading about Giant Black Beans Spread and the Winner of my Cookbook

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2011

People from around the world have come to love spanakopita which is usually made using store bought phyllo which is filled with spinach, green onions, dill and feta.     At this point I can imagine a few of you saying ahhhhh!!!   as this is usually the kind of spanakopita one can eat in Greek […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Black Beans Spanakopita

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2011

After the overdose of butter and sugar during the Christmas period, you might want to eat something light, delicious and healthy for a change.  I know that I do and although personally I shall start eating healthier, I still need to post some of the recipes I have made during the holidays. On New Year’s […]

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Continue reading about Kotopoulo Portokalato (Chicken with Oranges) and another Giveaway

I don’t know if you have ever tasted carob syrup but it’s amazing.    They say that it’s a good substitute for chocolate.   I bring some from Cyprus every time I visit and use it often in many recipe.  If you can find it please try it or otherwise substitute it with «epsima» called petimezi […]

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Continue reading about Carob Syrup, Koulourouthkia me Teratsomelo and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake with Teratsomelo (Carob Syrup)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 11th, 2010

The first dusting of snow arrived this morning and it’s windy and  cold outside.  The temperature suddenly dropped from 22 degrees C yesterday to 4 degrees C today.  I hope that this will not last for long as I  don’t like cold weather. Yesterday we went to Nafplion.    You can see a video I took […]

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Continue reading about Two Giveaways of Kopiaste Cookbook and more to follow

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 5th, 2010

Before giving you the recipe for this salad which I made last month, I would like to thank all of you who voted for me in the first and second challenges of Project Food Blog, of Foodbuzz.   I did not advance to the third challenge but I wish to congratulate all my friends who did […]

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Continue reading about Rocket Salad with Halloumi, Walnuts and Figs

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