Monthly Archives: July 2011

Marrow in tomato, bougouri and salad

This meal was made with ingredients from the farm. My mum threw it together for lunch. After mopping every last morsel and as I had the pleasure of doing almost every day, I lay down and read my novel, Sea … Continue reading

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Dinner at Melanda

I know right… can things get more idyllic? Melanda is a small beach a little way outside of Limassol (where we were staying). You drive through some fields with hay bales and olive groves, along a dirt road until you … Continue reading

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Veggie garden in Cyprus

One of my father’s best childhood friends and his wife have taken up food gardening on a plot on the outskirts of Larnaca. For anyone who has been to Cyprus will know, this is no easy task. The landscape is … Continue reading

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Stella’s birthday dinner

I have spent the last 3 weeks in Cyprus, spending time with my 90 year old grandfather, and eating, sleeping and swimming in a flat sea. Although I didn’t cook much while I was there, I did document some of … Continue reading

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John’s vegetarian mousaka

A few weeks ago we went to visit friends of ours in Rooiels for a Cypriot feast. We had the most amazing weekend. We found a massive star fish and all manner of sea life in the rock pools and … Continue reading

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Bourekia tis anari (from Kopiaste)

I have vivid memories of making dhaktyla and bourekia with my grandmother. There would be a production line of rolling, stuffing, squishing, frying, dipping and eating. My capacity for eating these delicious sweet treats was limitless despite not really having … Continue reading

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