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”...

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...

Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

“Avgolemono” or egg-lemon soup in English is something that every Cypriot household makes. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a soup...

Cyprus Almond Shortbread (Kourabiedes)

Cyprus Almond Shortbread (Kourabiedes)

“Kourabiedes” are another Christmas classic in a Cypriot kitchen. They make their appearance every December, and usually disappear within a week (...

Apricot Jam Cookies (Pasta Flora)

Apricot Jam Cookies (Pasta Flora)

(Hi, I posted this recipe last year, but because it is Christmas and one of my favourites I thought I would re-share on the front page. So I’m w...

Carrot-Ginger Soup

Carrot-Ginger Soup

I came to Cyprus from Canada in the hopes that I would bask in sunshine, get a tan, and stock up on my Vitamin D. Instead, I have been (pleasantly, 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 ...

"Koupa" Pie

I must confess that I love “koupes” (pork-filled fried-bulgur pastries) but sometimes I feel bad eating them because they are fried. So I ...

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