Sweet Tahini Pies (Tahinopittes)

Sweet Tahini Pies (Tahinopittes)

I decided to highlight this post from 2013 as it’s one of my favourites. It’s all about how to make tahinopittes, which I think a lot of p...

Mussels in a Coconut Ginger Sauce

Mussels in a Coconut Ginger Sauce

For the longest time, I wasn’t really sure whether I could make a mussel dish in Cyprus – fresh mussels are impossible to find and can be ...

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

I like this recipe because it combines the goodness, healthiness and tastiness of a Greek salad with the filling nature of a pasta – namely orzo...

Lountza, Cheddar & Chive Scones

Lountza, Cheddar & Chive Scones

Fall has arrived in Cyprus. It’s not immediately obvious, as the days are still hot, and the beaches still busy. But, in the mornings, it is tan...

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread

Soft, fluffy. Salty. A touch of sweetness and oil. These are qualities that describe my perfect Focaccia bread. I am making bread because it is olive ...

Halloumi-Mint Scones

Halloumi-Mint Scones

I’ve made these scones a couple of times  last year. Once for a magazine feature in Taste magazine, and another time for my friend’s kid&...

Carob-Honey Bran Muffins

Carob-Honey Bran Muffins

One thing that I really miss from North America is waking up to a moist, soft, sweet, bran muffin. I’m not sure if it was the tangible change in...

Savoury Meat Doughnuts (Koupes)

Savoury Meat Doughnuts (Koupes)

It is almost the end of August. In the last few days, the weather has begun to turn ever so slightly. It’s telling me that autumn is around the ...

Phyllo Semolina Custard Pie (Bougatsa)

Phyllo Semolina Custard Pie (Bougatsa)

Who out there has a food ritual? I have two. The first is eating cheddar cheese and chive potato chips with cottage cheese in front of the TV, which h...

Spinach Pies (Spanakopita)

Spinach Pies (Spanakopita)

It has only rained 3-4 times since I have arrived back in Cyprus in January. It’s hard not to feel like spring has arrived here, with temperatur...

Cyprus Cuisine

“Cyprus Cuisine” written by Christina Loucas is scheduled for release by Whitecap Books in 2o21 in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Christina Loucas shares over 75 recipes that showcase the very best of Cypriot cooking in Cyprus Cuisine.

Cyprus Cuisine