Ivy on February 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 January 16th, 2008

I have posted about koupes last month and you can see the original recipe here. The recipe for the dough is exactly the same. However, as the Orthodox have big lenten periods, fifty days before Easter, forty days before Christmas and some days before the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as on some […]


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Ivy on December 21st, 2007

Koupes is a street food we find in Cyprus and are served as a snack,  finger party food or as part of a  mezes dish.    Its crust is made of bulgur wheat, flour, oil, salt and egg (optional) and stuffed with ground meat, lots of onions, parsley and spices.  Actually the ones sold by street […]


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Ivy on December 13th, 2007

These tasty cheese-filled triangles are finger foods and can be served as appetizers, mezedes, side dishes, and snacks.  There are many variations on this recipe using different types of cheeses and herbs.  You can use only feta, graviera, fresh anthotyro (similar to ricotta) or halloumi or if you like can you make a combination of any or […]


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Ivy on November 2nd, 2007

Kataifi is a pastry made with a special form of shredded phyllo dough which looks like angel hair pasta but it is soft and can be handled and it does not crumble.   Kataifi is usually used for making sweets which are filled with nuts and cinnamon and then bathed in a syrup.  There are […]


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