Graviera

Ivy on Αυγούστου 7th, 2012

In Greece we have a local variety of eggplants (aubergines) called Tsakonikes, named after the region they are produced (Tsakonia) Kynouria, a region in Arcadia, Peloponnese. These eggplants are long, thin, seedless and very sweet, so you don’t have to salt them to draw out bitterness.  It is a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) […]

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Continue reading about Melitzanes me tyria (Greek Eggplants with Cheese)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 14th, 2009

I think a Greek blog would be incomplete without introducing some of the Greek cheeses. I have written about some of these cheeses in the past but I thought that it would be a good idea to put them all in one post with some recipes.   In the future I shall be updating this post […]

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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 Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2008

Saganotyri Saganaki is one of the best Greek mezedes. By now I am sure that you all, my friends, know what mezes (plural mezedes) is. For other readers who are new to this blog, mezes is an appetizer served with wine, ouzo or tsikoudia. There is a lot of false information given on the internet […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 8th, 2008

This is a twist to the Cypriot Tyropita recipe I make with halloumi. However, adding new ingredients to it, makes a totally different savory cake. Instead of adding ham and turkey, you can substitute it with bacon which you have to grill or fry before using and discard the fat. Of course, bacon gives a […]

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Continue reading about Savory Cheese and Peppers Cake

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 5th, 2007

Ravioles is a Cypriot pasta dish, similar to ravioli, having its roots probably from the Venetian times.  In Cyprus this pasta dish is filled with aged halloumi and the pasta is cooked in chicken broth. A few days ago my son came back from Crete and some friends from Crete, Sophia and her family, from […]

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Continue reading about Ravioles or Raviolia (Cheese Ravioli, as made in Cyprus)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Graviera is one of the most popular cheeses in Greece. It is a hard cheese wtih a light yellow color, and has a slightly sweet and nutty taste. The Cretan version (there is also a graviera made in Naxos) is made with sheep milk, or sheep milk with a small amount of goat milk. There […]

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