Mint Cinnamon & Blossom Water Flavours Of Cyprus Kopiaste!

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 16th, 2011

  I am very excited that yesterday I made my first video.  It was nothing planned but it was one of those rare days that I was alone at home.  I had already done the preparation of the dough and filling for Spanakopita, when the idea of making a video popped up. I know that […]

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Continue reading about How to make Spankopita from Scratch Video and winners of Giveaway

With Christmas just two weeks away, I would like to thanks my readers with a giveaway of each volume of my e-cookbooks. If you do not win and still want to buy it, the books are available on all Amazon stores: Volume 1 includes  over 100 of the best Greek-Cypriot  savory dishes, mezedes, side dishes and […]

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Continue reading about Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart and How to Roast Pumpkin and a Giveaway of my e-books

  Bougatsa with Semolina Pastry Cream Bougatsa has its origins from the Byzantine period (before the fall of the city in 1453), when Constantinople was still Greek and was famous for its plakountes, which meant flat and when these were later taken by the Romans  were called placentae.  The word bougatsa is also connected with […]

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Continue reading about Bougatsa (Phyllo Pastry with sweet cream) and Nistisimi Bougatsa (vegan)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2011

Today is my mum’s memorial day, she died 15 years ago but it also coincides with my brother’s memorial as it is six months since he left us, so it’s a very emotional day for me but so long as we remember them, they will always stay alive.   May they both RIP. Subconciously I chose […]

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Continue reading about Ekmek Kantaifi Orange Pudding with leftovers

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2011

The other day when I was writing the post for the Vegan Black Bean Spanakopita, I was craving these beans again so the next day, I made them into a casserole dish with lots of vegetables and tomato sauce.   Dried legumes are very healthy as they are a good source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, […]

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Continue reading about Giant Black Beans Spread and the Winner of my Cookbook

I don’t know if you have ever tasted carob syrup but it’s amazing.    They say that it’s a good substitute for chocolate.   I bring some from Cyprus every time I visit and use it often in many recipe.  If you can find it please try it or otherwise substitute it with «epsima» called petimezi […]

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Continue reading about Carob Syrup, Koulourouthkia me Teratsomelo and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake with Teratsomelo (Carob Syrup)

Louvi is black eyed beans.  When they are still fresh they are called louvi fresko (or ambelofassoula in Greece) and louvi xero (or mavrommatika) when they are dried. Louvi fresko can be eaten as a main dish but also as a salad to accompany other dishes. Louvi xero can be eaten as a stew with […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – and Black eyed Peas with Chard and Black eyed Peas Salad with Avocado

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 Δεκεμβρίου 24th, 2009

In Cyprus it is tradition to offer these treats after the wedding, instead of bombonieres (favours), which are offered in Greece. After the church ceremony the couple and the parents of the bride and groom line up for congratulations and one of these wedding cakes are offered to the guests, neatly folded in cellophane paper. […]

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Continue reading about Loukoumia tou Gamou (Cypriot Wedding Cakes)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 18th, 2009

It’s been very hectic the past days with so many things to do that I hardly find time to post or visit my favourite blogs.  I am going to make a quick post because I want to thank all of my readers which have reached Kopiaste to over 1.000 hits a day. Melomakarona are our […]

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Continue reading about Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies) and a giveaway


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