Christmas Pasta Flora

Christmas time. Where has the year gone. Lately it’s been so hard for me to keep up regular posts. I still haven’t settled into a routine, and my studio space just switched again. I am not [...]

Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake

PART OF THE “WHEN AFRODITE’S KITCHEN MEETS FOODSAVER SERIES” It’s August in Cyprus. Which means it’s really hot, and most places are closed for holidays. I myself am working pretty hard everyday to meet a book [...]

Carrot Cake with Mitsides Village Flour

A carrot cake should fulfill two criteria in my books: it should be moist and have a great cream cheese topping. This one is both of those. It also is – dare I say – healthier [...]

Tropical “Koulourakyia” With Coconut & Rum

OK, so this recipe has a tropical twist. Those who know me, know that I love Hawaii. We used to go every Christmas with my family. My family had a restaurant, and in the restaurant business [...]

“Melomakarona” With A Ginger Twist

“Baby, it’s colllld ouuuutside…” Do you listen to Christmas music while you bake in December? I do. And my favourite thing to bake? Cypriot Christmas cookies. They remind me of my family and friends, because I [...]

Frozen Berry Meringues with Blueberry Sauce

Part of the “When Afrodite’s Kitchen Meets Foodsaver” Series Meringues and fruit make for the perfect summer dessert in my books. They are light in taste, and pair well with fresh whipped and cold fresh fruit. [...]

Peach Crumble with Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

It’s most definitely summer fruit season. The markets are filled with cherries, strawberries, and the most gorgeous peaches. I went the other day and came away with bags and bags of fruit. I knew looking at [...]

Tsoureki recipe by Kalopesas (Cyprus Easter Orange Bread)

Sometimes I wonder who created the Easter Bunny? Think about it. It’s a giant rabbit that has a basket full of chocolate Easter eggs. Anyhoo, I’m all for any occasion to hide chocolates around the house. [...]

Apple Meringue Sponge Cake

This recipe – believe it or not – actually has roots in Cyprus, though I can’t actually say that it is based on anything traditional. It was given to me by someone close to me, by [...]

Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Brownies

It’s that time of year filled with hearts, red flowers and chocolate. So I decided to make fudgey brownies for my sweetheart, (even though he is technically in another country to me at the moment for [...]

Lemon-Poppyseed Bundt Cake

In Cyprus, one day you wake up in November and it’s winter. The weather has gone cold. And suddenly everything goes from dry and dusty to gorgeous and green. This happened last week. (At least in [...]


Every year I make these Cypriot almond shortbread cookies called “kourabiedes”. I think they are special, because I can just imagine how special these were once a year in my grandma’s house … if, in fact, [...]