Kopiaste.. Flavours Of Cyprus

Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2010

My favourite eggplants until now were «tsakonikes» which I thought were the only ones which were sweet.   I avoided cooking with the big round purple ones, as I heard that they were bitter. I’ve been seeing white eggplants at the market place for a long time but had never tried them until recently.  When […]

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Continue reading about Melintzanes Santorinis (White Santorini Eggplants)

Galeos (tope shark)  are found around the coast of the Mediterranean.  The genus Galeorhinus galeus is derived from the Greek words «galeos» meaning a shark and «rhinos» which means nose. Tope is closely related to the blue shark and shares many of the features of this fish.   Tope reach 1 – 2 metres length and […]

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Continue reading about Galeos Marinatos (Marinated Tope Shark Fish) and Greek Style Horiatiki Spinach Salad

Ivy on Μαΐου 27th, 2010

Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad.  As I usually buy lots of […]

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Continue reading about Mediterranean Vegetable Millefeuilles with Pesto

Ivy on Απριλίου 6th, 2010

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.   This year we did not go to Sparta as my daughter wanted to stay and study.  She is graduating high school and as the system in Greece sucks if you want to be admitted to University you must study day and night. Like all Greek families we […]

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Continue reading about Kolokassi (taro) and Pork in Avgolemono Sauce

Ivy on Μαρτίου 27th, 2010

Savoro, which means sour, is a sauce which my mother used to make whenever we had fried fish such as red red mullets (μπαρμπούνι), mullets (κουτσομούρα) or other fish like bogue (γόπα)etc.  The combination of vinegar and rosemary is a method they used to preserve food back when there were no refrigerators. Whenever we had fried […]

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Continue reading about Koutsomoures Savoro (Red Mullets with Savoro Sauce)

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 19th, 2010

Hi everyone.  I am back from Cyprus, after visiting my family for a few days.  Although the weather was not very good, mostly cloudy and cold, I had a great time.  The days passed so quickly and all the days were full, visiting most of my relatives and of course, eating and eating (and again […]

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Continue reading about Panigyri in Cyprus and some Cypriot products

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2009

Many people shudder at the thought of cooking or eating liver but in Greece we eat it a lot.   I love liver, especially, chicken livers, however, I don’t cook it very often as chicken giblets are high in cholesterol and only cook it two or three times a year, mostly during Easter. Before cooking it, […]

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Continue reading about Sykotakia me Lahanika (Braised Chicken Livers with Poached Grapes)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 28th, 2009

Gyristarkes, from the Greek verb γυρίζω = turn, now commonly known as glystarkes or glistarkes, is a kind of grid-like crusty, sesame rusks.   The bread sticks are dipped into sesame seeds and then they are shaped beginning with a cross (as it had a religious meaning as well) and then other bread sticks are added […]

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Continue reading about Glystarkes (Cypriot crusty, sesame rusks)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 19th, 2009

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  I have participated at this event last year as well and I shall continue to support it because every woman must be aware of this silent killer. Michelle ofBleeding Espressoand Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy are sponsoring an O Foods Contest.  Please see below for the details.  Please […]

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Continue reading about Mint PestO for Ovarian Cancer

Ivy on Ιουνίου 30th, 2009

Now that it’s summer and very hot, it’s hard to stay at home, so I have been away during the weekend and we came back last evening.  I’ve had too many other things to do, so I haven’t had time to visit friends but hope to do this soon. After the Beef and Pork Galette, […]

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Continue reading about Tyropita me Maratho and Halloumi Watermelon Salad


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