Cyprus Cuisine

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 Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Today is a special day as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Republic.  You will find a short history on Cyprus at the end of the post. Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)i, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick «th», are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini).   The zucchini blossom flowers […]

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Continue reading about Independence day with Athoi Gemistoi – Stuffed zucchini blossom flowers

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 28th, 2010

Hi everyone.  I just came back from Cyprus a few hours ago and  making a quick post  to thank you  for voting for my first entry. I hope to be able to post about my trip to Cyprus soon. This is my sister Alkistis with whom I was staying with in Cyprus. I helped her […]

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Continue reading about I am back from Cyprus and Voting for PFB Challenge #2

Ivy on Μαρτίου 17th, 2009

If you ever visit Cyprus never order à la Carte.In Cypriot restaurants or tavernas your will see that they serve meze (plural mezedes) on their menu.Cypriot cuisine is famous for its mezedes, which translate as appetizers. Don’t think as mezedes being small appetizer plates as starters but Cypriot mezedes are more than just starters but […]

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Continue reading about Cypriot Mezedes

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 30th, 2008

Rolo me patates is made with ground meat in which we addd hard boiled eggs and make a roulade, like a meat loaf,  and bake it in the oven.   In Cyprus we enclose the roulade with caul fat, which melts as it is being baked in the oven and gives a wonderful flavour to the […]

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Continue reading about Rolo me Patates (Meat Loaf with potatoes)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 20th, 2008

Like bulgur pilaf, in Cyprus we make rice pilaf with vermicelli pasta. We usually add tomatoes in the pilaf as well, just like the bulgur pilaf. The vegetables are my addition to this recipe and you can add whatever boiled or steamed vegetables you like. I did not add tomatoes but used chicken broth instead.  […]

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Continue reading about Pilafi me fide (Rice Pilaf with vegetables and vermicelli)

Ivy on Απριλίου 2nd, 2008

At the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent, Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday, I prepared several dishes and told you that I was going to post them during this period of lent. However, due to all the events and other things popping up I have delayed. Shall try and post the other recipes within the next […]

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Continue reading about Htapodi Salata (Octopus Salad)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 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 […]

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

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 24th, 2007

Tahinopita is a Cypriot Lenten Pie and I stress the word Cypriot Tahinopita because I searched the web for information about tahinopita and could not find this recipe anywhere.The only thing I found was a cake made with tahini and 90% of the recipes found were exactly the same (copy – paste) from someone who […]

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Continue reading about Tahinopita (A Cypriot Lenten Pie)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Moussakas, is the most famous Greek dish which is layered with sautéed slices of potatoes and eggplants, with the meat sauce in the middle layer and topped with béchamel sauce and myzithra cheese.   The vegetables are fried in extra virgin olive oil and left in a colander or on kitchen paper to drain any […]

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Continue reading about Traditional Greek Moussakas


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