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Tsipopita and an update

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It’s been a while since my last post and I just wanted to keep you updated as I will continue my break indefinitely, until I am ready to come back.  I hope that you have missed me as much as I have missed all of you.

I am really sorry I haven’t been visiting your blogs but it’s been very hot and unbearable to stay inside.

On the other hand, I’ve been making a few changes in my lifestyle.  I have visited a dietitian so I am on a proper diet now and although I cook almost every day, I am eating healthy food, which has already been posted on the blog.   Although I have lots of older recipes which I can post, however, I don’t want to be tempted by reading recipes all day.   I have been walking an hour a day and most of the mornings we go for swimming, I relax more, spend more time with my family, watch T.V., go out more often, so even if I wanted to, there isn’t much free time left.

The great news is that I have already lost 8 kilos but there is still a long way to go until I reach my goal.

We have not been on vacation this year but hope to get away for a few days in August.


It’s been ages since I last made a dessert, but since we shall be going to Nafplion tomorrow, I have prepared a new recipe called Tsipopita, which will be given away to our contractor and  I would like to share it with you.   The house is almost ready and hopefully we shall be relocating sometime between September or October.

Tsipopita is a traditional Cypriot dessert (pita) made with home made phyllo and tsipa, which is the name of the butter used.

This  pita is traditionally made with layers of homemade phyllo which are brushed with tsipa and then ground cinnamon and cloves are sprinkled between each layer of phyllo.   It is then rolled, baked  and drenched in an armatic sugar syrup.

It is something between baklavas and daktyla and hope you will enjoy it!   You can find the recipe here


Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!

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Monday 24th of September 2012

I love your website, especially the greek foods. I am of Greek descent and love to cook greek food, it reminds me of my grandmothers cooking.


Monday 24th of September 2012

Thank you Mary. Nice to have you here with us and hope you will cook and enjoy some of the Greek recipes.


Wednesday 31st of August 2011

Hi Ivy! I was so happy to see your lovely face over on my blog. I was also delighted to read that you are taking care of yourself and saw a dietitian (being a dietitian and now yoga teacher) I know how difficult changes can sometimes be, but one by one you will find peace of mind. It takes time and remember there's no race. Congrats on your hard work and accomplishments already achieved! Just remember to live in the NOW (wow I'm really a yogi) and enjoy every moment, don't reflect on what you ate yesterday, or what you might eat tomorrow. Oh and try a glass of water before you pick up a pile of baklava. (kidding, sort of). Hugs! Jen


Wednesday 31st of August 2011

Ha, ha, there's no baklava is my diet any more!!


Thursday 11th of August 2011

Thank you to all of you for your kind comments. I am still continuing my effort to loose weight and I am really glad with the result.


Sunday 7th of August 2011

Ivy, you are doing a great thing for yourself. Allow me to congratulate you! On everything, losing 8 kilos, walking 1 hour a day! Wow! Your tsipopita looks amazing! I have never tried it but I sure will! Stay well! Magda


Sunday 7th of August 2011

Ciao cara amica. Mi sei mancata tantissimo, ma capisco che a volte è importante staccare la spina per un pò. Grazie comunque per la tua ricetta. MI raccomando riposati ed abbi cura di te. Un grande abbraccio, a presto. My recent post Le seppie ubriache dal mare di Kalamos

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