Ground Meat

Ivy on Ιουνίου 11th, 2008

Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island!!    This was the first time I made ravioli with ground beef.   I usually make them with a cheese filling but it was something […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 2nd, 2008

I have called this recipe Pastitsio the Greek way as opposed to the Makaronia tou Fournou, which is the one we make in Cyprus. Pastitsio is a layered Greek pasta casserole dish, similar to Lasagne.   In many parts of Greece and Cyprus, Pastitsio is also called «Makaronia tou Fournou» which means «oven baked pasta». […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 22nd, 2008

A few months ago I told you how I made Cypriot Pita Bread and how easy it was to make. Ever since I learned how to make them we have been enjoying them in all sorts of sandwiches especially with halloumi and lountza or eating them with dips, like hoummous, taramosalata, tzatziki or melintzanosalata but […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 10th, 2008

What’s a Lahmajun? Lahmajun is one of the staple meals ofArmenia and it is often described as the Armenian or Middle-Eastern analogue to the Pizza. However, a Lahmajun has a very thin crust, and is topped with a meat sauce topping, usually lamb or beef-based, that is cooked with tomato and Middle Eastern spices.. Armenia […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 3rd, 2008

I have been making this recipe for over thirty years now and I can’t even remember where I got it from or who gave it to me. However I do have nice memories connected with this recipe, as when I was single I used to go out with my friends at a cafeteria in Limassol […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 25th, 2008

Papoutsakia means little shoes and probably they are named after their shape. To me they resemble like the balarina shoes my daughter used to wear when she went to ballet when she was younger. Most of the Papoutsakia recipes I have read want the eggplants to rest in salty water for an hour so that […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 19th, 2008

Giouvarlakia are meatballs with rice in a lemony avgolemono sauce. You can use ground veal or beef, pork, or a mixture of veal or beef and pork together or chicken or turkey mince, for a healthier soup. When the meatballs are cooked,  then make «avgolemono» which is an egg-lemon sauce and turn it into a […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 13th, 2008

I am in a phase that I want to keep trying new recipes. There are some recipes I have tried that I have not posted because I did not like the result. Last night I was browsing around and came up with a recipe that could be baked in the microwave for three minutes. It […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 13th, 2008

Keftedes is the word for meatballs in Greece. I have posted before about meat balls. I have written about the meatballs we make in Cyprus which have potato in them instead of bread and the Soutzoukakia Smyrneika, bathed in a rich, spicy tomato sauce. Every family has its own keftedes recipe but I think the […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2007

Koupes is a street food we find in Cyprus and one of the most usual place to find them was on Sunday mornings outside the Church yards.  I am not sure if you can still find them outside churches but I know that they are now sold in supermarkets or in confectioneries. Koupes are served […]

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