Vine Leaves

Ivy on Ιουνίου 20th, 2010

Dolmades or Koupepia (as we call them in Cyprus) are made from grape leaves (also known as vine leaves) and are stuffed with rice, ground pork or beef, fresh herbs and seasonings. I’ve been revisiting all the Greek traditional recipes over the past year and have been substituting pork or beef  minced meat with turkey […]

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Continue reading about Vegetarian Dolmades with Mushrooms and Leeks

Ivy on Απριλίου 20th, 2008

Some days ago my son went to Sparta to visit his grandmother and our relatives who live there and when he came back, as usually,they sent us some fresh eggs from their chickens, pasto (which is cured pork), as well as sausages and finally some fresh vine leaves from their garden. If you like dolmas (meaning stuffed or filled in Turkish) plural dolmades, now is the best time of the year to buy and store fresh vine leaves as they are […]

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Continue reading about Koupepia (Dolmadakia) Gialantzi with Potatoes

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Vine leaves or grape leaves are the leaves from the grapes used for making wine or the grapes we eat. The best period to get the vine leaves is when they first appear, during April – May, when they are fresh and tender and before they are sprayed with pesticide. Leaves are quite light in […]

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Continue reading about How to.. preserve and store vine leaves

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Dolmades are vine leaves stuffed with ground meat and rice.  There are a few different kind of dolmades depending on the region.  The most common in Greece is that with the Avgolemono (egg-lemon) sauce.  In other regions, including Cyprus, they make add tomato and cinnamon.   During Lent we make them vegan, only with rice and […]

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Continue reading about Dolmades me Avgolemono (stuffed vine leaves)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Koupepia (as we call them in Cyprus) are dolmades stuffed with rice, ground pork or beef, fresh herbs and seasoning and tomato.   They can be served as part of a meze platter or salad plate, eaten as finger food or as a main dish. The difference from the Greek ones is that in Cyprus we […]

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Continue reading about Koupepia me ampelofylla ( Stuffed Vine Leaves)


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