Olive Bread (Eliopita)

Olive Bread (Eliopita)

I love olives. The Cypriot “eliopita”, or olive bread, is a famous bread that many people love. You can find large “eliopittes”...

Tsoureki-Chocolate Cake  (Tsoureki)

Tsoureki-Chocolate Cake (Tsoureki)

Just a quick post to say this is my latest recipe for Taste Magazine – their Easter issue. We are getting pretty close to Greek Easter (Cypriot ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Cypriot Pancake Things (Katimeri)

Cypriot Pancake Things (Katimeri)

Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? A while ago my wonderful friend who I met on Instagram – Linda Hyldal – asked me if I wo...

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...

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