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...

Butternut Squash Pies (Kolokotes)

Butternut Squash Pies (Kolokotes)

Is anyone else ready for cold weather, clouds, rain and the onset of winter? Or is it just me. I love the fact that Cyprus is sunny and warm virtually...

Tahini Rolls

Tahini Rolls

I have spent a good week learning how and perfecting the art of making “tahinopittes” – the very traditional Cypriot sweet tahini pi...

Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaounes)

Cyprus Easter Bread (Flaounes)

It’s April. I have begun noticing more cheese hanging in stockings outside my aunt’s house. Which means “flaouna”-making season is jus...

Halloumi & Mint Scones

Halloumi & Mint Scones

This is a combination of Cyprus flavour with an English tradition, the scone. The end result: halloumi & mint scones. It is a twist on the traditi...

Blueberry Pancakes with Carob Syrup

Blueberry Pancakes with Carob Syrup

It’s the height of summer. And I am back in Canada for a month.  There is a gentle warmness about the weather. And the days are long, so plenty...

Anari & Maple Syrup

Anari & Maple Syrup

This week my aunt went away on holiday and gave me some fresh “anari” cheese. I know people enjoy “anari” with honey and carob...

Cyprus Cuisine

“Cyprus Cuisine”, published by Whitecap Books in 2021, is now available for purchase. Christina Loucas shares over 80 recipes that showcase the very best of Cypriot cooking.

Cyprus Cuisine