Pork

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2013

Gkioulpassi is a dish which comes from Asia Minor.  It is usually made with lamb but it is also often made with lamb, port and veal.  Slits are made in the meat and spices, garlic and cheese are added in the meat.  It is wrapped in greaseproof paper with vegetables and spices and  slowly cooked […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 27th, 2011

How were your Christmas holidays?  I hope everyone had an amazing and safe holiday…and are looking forward to next weekend’s holidays. We had a great time and I am very happy to have all the family again together, as my son came from England and will be staying with us for a month. I wanted […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 18th, 2010

I’ve already spoken about syglino or pasto which is cured pork meat which is smoked.  However, after the meat is cured and smoked it has to be cooked and preserved in olive oil.  This is an old method which they used when there were no refrigerators but it is still used as it adds flavour […]

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During my recent trip to Cyprus we took a trip to my brother in law’s village. On our way, we passed from my mother’s village which is called Kyvides and is on the road which leads to the «krassohoria» which is the wine producing area of Limassol. The settlement of Pano Kyvides, according to the Great […]

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Continue reading about Commandaria, the most ancient Cypriot wine, still in production and Commandaria braised Pork with Leeks and Plum Sauce

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2009

Most of us have a hard time deciding what to cook for the holidays. Here are a few ideas and hope this will help a few of you. Psaronefri with prune sauce Stuffed Turkey Roulade Stuffed Turkey (Cypriot recipe) Cottage pie with your leftovers Roasted lamb or goat Beef in Dark Beer and Pumpkin Sweet […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 25th, 2009

Summer Vacation Parti V : Mystras” Panigyri and Parori Mystras or Myzithras (Greek: Μυστράς, Μυζηθράς) meaning cheese-maker probably because they made the Greek cheese myzithra there.Mystras, which is situated on a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mount  Taygetus, 6 kilometres northwest of Sparta, was a fortified town in the medieval Peloponnese. In the […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 24th, 2009

  Eating healthy or being on a diet does not necessarily mean that you should eat boring food.  I have been watching my diet and loosing weight just by eating a little bit healthier.    Maybe I have not lost many kilos but I am satisfied loosing 2 kilos a month, without being hungry. I […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 21st, 2009

I have been watching my diet for some time now, so I try and cook lighter but without counting calories.  Mostly I cook some grilled meat with a salad, or legumes and ladera but keeping the oil to the minimum. On Thursday I was cooking marinated pork chops and I wanted to make a side […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 13th, 2009

On Thursday I was cooking marinated pork chops and I wanted to make a side dish to accompany the dish. There were some spring onions, parsley and mushrooms in the refrigerator, which had to be used, so looking in my pantry I had some parboiled rice, vermicelli and cashews so I decided to combine all […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 8th, 2009

Quince is known from ancient years and its cultivation is said to have preceded that ofthe apple culture.Many references to «apples», in the ancient yearsmay have been to a quince. Among the ancient Greeks, the quince was a ritual offering at weddings, for it had come from the Levant with Aphrodite and remained sacred to […]

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