Saturday, 18 August 2018
Parcels of Feta
We don't often eat out but when we do I always take photos of scenery and food. Everyone groans, 'hell no, please, not another photo'. I do try not to take photos of faces, except for the family album but sometimes they pop into the blog. Makes it far more interesting if you can actually see who I'm writing about.
Few photos of me though! I'm the controller of this blog and any photo of me must make you look young, mysterious (blurry).
No people, no faces in this post. No mouths dripping with honey, melting cheese dripping off beards.
At both the tavernas we've been to recently we've ordered cheese in phyllo (filo) pastry. A very simple recipe.
Another favourite place beside the sea.
Pizza. Every base really is handmade. The menu is quite small. Half a dozen different pizzas, half a dozen salads and a few appetisers. Cheap and well cooked and very friendly.
We came to give pay back. The taverna owner is also the islands electronic expert. He repaired the 'plaque' (if that is the word) for our washing machine. It could have cost us many euros or even a new washing machine. But it cost us nothing. A pay back for other favours. So we came to spend a few euros at his night job, the family pizza parlour
These little filo pastry parcels are filled with squares of the hard white Cyprus cheese, haloumi. The cheese is simply placed on a sheet of phyllo pastry, folded up nicely and fried. Honey and sesame seeds are sprinkled on before serving. Salty and sweet. Delcious
More commonly you will find feta cheese in these little parcels and sometimes it will be poppy seeds sprinkled along with the honey.
The feta cheese melts more than the haloumi. Both are worth trying
- cypress is the name of the tree that grows straight and tall and is usually found around graveyards and churches here
- Cyprus is the name of the island in the mediterranean, invaded by the Turks in 1974. The island is now divided by the 'Green Line', one half being Greek Cypriot and the other half Turkish Cypriot