This rocket salad with fried halloumi and walnuts can be made with summer fruit such as figs or peaches and it is so delicious it could star as the main attraction on your dinner table.
Athoi are vegan Cypriot zucchini (courgette) flowers which are stuffed with rice, herbs and spices and cooked until the rice is soft.
My favourite eggplants until now were “tsakonikes” which I thought were the only ones which were sweet. I avoided cooking with the big round purple ones, as I heard that they were bitter. I’ve been seeing white eggplants at the market place for a long time but had never tried them until recently. When …
Galeos (tope shark) are found around the coast of the Mediterranean. The genus Galeorhinus galeus is derived from the Greek words “galeos” meaning a shark and “rhinos” which means nose. Tope is closely related to the blue shark and shares many of the features of this fish. Tope reach 1 – 2 metres length and …
Did I hear anyone saying that healthy food is bland and boring? Well, I hope to change your mind with this recipe of mine. When I went to the farmers’ market last week, I got some courgettes and was thinking of boiling them with carrots for a healthy salad. As I usually buy lots of …
Kolokassi (taro) is not popular in Greece but we love it in Cyprus. Today I am posting a recipe you have never saw on the internet and I am sure you all want to see something new for a change, as it is one of my original concoctions. I made it with avgolemono sauce.
Savoro, which means sour, is a sauce which my mother used to make whenever we had fried fish such as red red mullets (μπαρμπούνι), mullets (κουτσομούρα) or other fish like bogue (γόπα) etc. The combination of vinegar and rosemary is a method they used to preserve food back when there were no refrigerators.
On Sunday, before leaving Cyprus, we visited the church of Aghios Antonios, which is in the ex Turkish section of Limassol. It was the name day of Aghios Antonios (Saint Anthony), so there was also a panigyri outside the church, where I had the opportunity to find various products which I have not eaten for many years.
Loukoumia tou Gamou, are the Cypriot Wedding Cakes, offered in Cyprus at weddings, instead of bombonieres (favours), which are offered in Greece.
Melomakarona are Greek spicy Christmas olive oil and flour – semolina cookies drenched in a honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts on top.