Cypriot Pantry

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 13th, 2009

I don’t cook soup very often as the winters in Greece are quite mild and cook some , maybe three of four times during the whole winter.  On such occasions there are so many different soups to chose from, like trahanas, avgolemono, giouvarlakia,  kreatosoupa (meat soup with beef and vegetables) or psarosoupa same as kreatosoupa […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2008

Bulgar or bulgur known as πλιγούρι, (pligoúri), in Greek or πουργούρι, (pourgouri) in Cyprus and as burghul (برغل) in Arabic) is a cereal food made from several different wheat species, but most often from durum wheat. Bulgar holds a place in recipes similar to rice or cous cous but with a higher nutritional value. Best known as an ingredient in tabouli salad, bulgur is also a […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 6th, 2008

Halloumi is indigenous to Cyprus and is one of a few cheeses made in Cyprus, so as a Cypriot and a food blogger this is something I wanted to try and make myself. Halloumi has been made in Cyprus for hundreds, not to say thousands of years and the recipe was given from mother to […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 28th, 2008

Cypriot pitta bread are much different to the Greek pitas. They are flat breads like the other pita but are different in shape and in taste. I’ve been in Greece for 27 years and have never found any, at least where I live. (After a year, writing this post, you can find Cypriot pitas in […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 13th, 2007

Fried Halloumi Halloumi is the most popular cheese in Cyprus and it has been registered as a protected Cypriot product. You can eat it as it is or fried, grilled or barbecued.

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