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Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...

“Frappe” Greek iced coffee

Frappé coffee (also Greek frappé or café frappé Greek: φραπές, frapés) is a Greek foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee (generally, spray-dried...

A guide of Summer fruits from Cyprus

Cyprus summer love! Cyprus summer fruits! So, what are the summer fruits which can be bought in Cyprus? Watermelon A Cypriot summer is not complete without...

Stuffed vine leaves with artichokes (Lenten)

Blanch the vine leaves in hot water. For the stuffing, finely chop the artichokes and the onions and sauté in olive oil until translucent....

Marinated veal liver

Place the liver in a non-metallic bowl and add the oregano, olive oil, beer and salt, making sure it’s covered. Cover the bowl and...

Fresh beans with calabash and curry leaves

Wilt the onion in the olive oil on a medium flame and add the calabash, peppers and beans. Mix and add plenty of water...

Yiouvetsi with kritharaki (Orzo pasta)

Heat the olive oil in a pressure cooker, over high heat Sauté the meat until nicely browned all over Just before it’s done, add the onion...

Zucchini meat balls with walnuts

Place the grated zucchini in a strainer, add salt and set  aside for ½ an hour in order for their excess water to drain....

Lemon pork with fennel

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook the meat until brown on both sides. Add the onion, fennel and garlic and sauté for...

Chicken with aubergine and cherry tomatoes

Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a pan, season the chicken and then sauté until well browned on all sides. Add the onion and...

Cooked sardines with pancetta cheese

Heat the oven to 2200C. In a bowl, add the Chabata crumbs, the fennel, pine nuts and marjoram. Add plenty of salt and pepper...

Humous

Hummus is a tasty and healthy dip made of pureed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It has been...

Oven roasted pork with beans

Place the beans in a saucepan with cold water and cover it with the lid. Boil for 30 minutes until they soften (but not...

Mackerel with oregano and bulgur wheat

Prepare the oatmeal: Fry the onion and the pine nuts in olive oil until the onion is translucent and the pine nuts start changing...

Sourdough

Some bakeries sell bread with sourdough which differs from ordinary bread made with yeast in that the inside of the bread is fuller, more...

Pork souvlaki

Cut the pork into cubes and marinate in a little olive oil, pepper and oregano for about an hour. In a bowl mix the...

Cheese croquettes with potatoes and courgettes (Tyrokroketes)

Peel the potatoes, chop and cook in plenty of salted boiling water until soft. Roughly grate the courgettes, salt and leave them to release...

Vegetable and cheese terrine

Preheat the oven’s grill and line a long thin tin with plastic wrap. Cut the aubergines lengthwise into slices, sprinkle with salt and leave...

Slow-roasted pork pancetta with kolokassi purée

Place the pork with the wine, carrot, celery, coriander and chilli flakes in a non-metallic bowl and keep covered in the fridge for at...

Burgers with feta cheese and mint

Rub the onion against the grater and grate thickly. Wet the bread in water and then drain. Put the onion and bread in a...

Grilled octopus with fava

Place the octopus in a pot with enough water to cover it, together with the carrot, onion, pepper and bay leaf. Put on a...

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Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...