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Pork Bourekia

I am back in Cyprus now, but these pork “bourekia” were one of the last things I had before I left for Cyprus. There are a lot of different types of “bourekia” in Cyprus. “Bourekia” in [...]

Pink Pomegranate Pavlova

Welcome autumn 2013. Pomegranates are beginning to ripen everywhere. The groceries are full of them, and we seem to have an endless collection at my aunts village home. A plethora of pomegranates. And a cook with [...]

Blueberry Pancakes & Carob Syrup

It’s the height of summer. And I am back in Canada for a month. There is a gentle warmness about the weather. And the days are long, so plenty of time to visit friends and enjoy [...]

Cyprus Artisan Popsicles: Banana-Mulberry & Watermelon-Lime

Since it is HOT outside, it seems appropriate to talk about popsicles. (Isn’t it always appropriate to talk about popsicles?!) I have been eating these home-made popsicles for breakfast, as snacks, and for dessert. They are [...]

Koulourakia (Butter Cookies) – Recipe 1

“Koulourakia”, butter, vanilla. Cookie texture. Cypriot coffee and “koulourakia” are like edible perfection. This is a bit of a stealth cookie. The ingredients are pretty basic so you don’t expect much and the flavour is actually [...]

Yiayia’s Lemonade (Grandma’s Lemonade)

Remember your “yiayia’s” (Grandma’s) lemonade? Sitting outside, getting a glass full of refreshing, light-yellow sweetness. That lemonade was amazing. Always stored in some re-used old keo brandy bottle or the like. Not sure about you, but [...]

Flaounes (Cyprus Easter Cheese Bread)

It’s April. I have begun noticing more cheese hanging in stockings outside my aunt’s house. Which means flaouna-making season is just around the corner. With my parents visiting at the moment we decided to make some [...]

Kilada -Agros

Agros Village, 25521303, Limassol District Tue-Sun 12:00-15:00 19:00-23:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3/5 What I find really strange is that what used to be the most popular villages while I was growing up like Kakopetria [...]

Sugar and Cinnamon Cypriot Crepe (Kattimerka)

In France they have the crepe. In North America they have the pancake. In Cyprus, they have “kattimeria”. I am no expert, but “kattimeria” sort of remind me of a more robust crepe. They are a [...]

Youvetsi (wined chicken)

This is a dish that is easy to make and delicious. It is actually called “wined chicken” in the cookbook I referred to, but it is essentially “youvetsi” made on the stove instead of in the [...]

Pasta Flora (Cyprus Jam Cookies)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. There are various ways of telling when Christmas has arrived in Cyprus. Sometimes it rains, but usually not. Although this year seems to be the exception. Sometimes an [...]

Tiropittes (cheese pies)

It’s December, and up until a few weeks  ago I was still contemplating which bikini to wear on the beach – and that’s not because I’m Canadian! But this week brought some rains, and it feels [...]