Cypriot Recipes

Each year I create the same desserts but I love to let my imagination run wild and turn them into something different each year.  If you are looking for the traditional recipes you will find the links to my recipes at the end. Unconventional Christmas Desserts: Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes Christmas Cake: I started my Christmas […]


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To kick off the festive season and to compensate you for not blogging and visiting your blogs, today I have two giveaways. The first one is a crafty giveaway for all of you who love creating scrapbooks.  When Liz from My Memories Scrapbook Software contacted me to try out their program, almost two months ago, I was really […]


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Ivy on November 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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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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Ivy on December 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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Ivy on February 17th, 2008

As I am writing this post, today 17th February, 2008 my relatives in Cyprus are in church, commemorating my mother’s death, 12 years ago. She died on 23rd February, 1996 and the mnymosyno  (memorial) always take place on the Sunday which precedes the date of death. This day is always very hard for me because […]


Continue reading about Halloumi and Caramelized Poached Dry Fruit for my mum

In Cyprus, we always used to roast our turkey on Christmas Day and I can remember what a huge bird we used to roast as I come from a big family. I have five brothers and sisters and apart from one of my brothers who lives in Australia, the rest we used to gather, with […]


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Ivy on November 2nd, 2007

  If you don’t want to slave in the kitchen on a beautiful Sunday morning, this takes so little time to prepare and you can do so many other things while it is cooking in the oven.  The chicken becomes crispy you want to eat all the skin and potatoes absorb all the flavour from […]


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