Ivy on March 15th, 2011

A few months ago when I was going to make a savory recipe I noticed that one of the ingredients required was apple sauce.  I’ve never seen apple sauce sold in Greece so after a google search and reading a few recipes, I realized that apple sauce is similar to what we call Apple Jam. […]


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Ivy on June 23rd, 2008

Piroshki, were introduced to the Greeks by the Greek Pontiacs* who were forced to leave Pontus and scattered in all parts of the world, the majority of which came to Greece. Piroshki are made from yeast dough usually fried.  You can find them in bakeries or fast food shops, with various fillings. Their size depends […]


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Ivy on December 25th, 2007

Bourekia is a type of fried or baked pastry made with flaky homemade phyllo and filled with a variety of ingredients.  It can be either savory or sweet, so apart from the minced meat we usually make in Cyprus, they can be filled with cheese, like anari, halloumi or feta, halvas, spanakopita filling,  mushrooms, etc. […]


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Ivy on November 2nd, 2007

In the Greek language there is only one word for pumpkins, squash or courgettes (zucchini) and the word is “kolokythi or kolokytha”.   Kolokotes, therefore are traditional Cypriot pastries, similar to calzone, empanadas, boureki or pies as we call them, made with squash and are neither sweat or salty.   They are vegan and perfect for […]


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