Sooo, if you’ve been following my Facebook page you may already be aware we’ve had family visitors over the last few days staying with us in sunny Cyprus during their whirlwind tour of Europe from the bright lights of Sydney, Australia.
Tom and Lizi came to us for 6 days after spending a week in cold and wet UK and were pleased to feel a bit of a bit of warmth on their bones before heading off on the next leg of their journey to Paris.
Here’s a selection of photos from Limassol town on Friday 15 November 2013:
Σουτζούκου – Soutzoukos, is quite delicious although it may take a little time to acquire the taste. Made from grape juice and flour with some added flavouring, followed by dipping strung nuts and hanging to dry several times to allow a build up of the soutsoukkos mixture around the nuts. Gorgeous! Traditionally sliced up (after cooling and once the string has been removed) then stored and used as a sweet over the winter. I keep mine in sealed plastic container in the fridge…
Τραχανά (Trachanas) – hmmmm, not for the faint hearted. Definitely not one of my favourites. Once tasted, never forgotten and certainly not to be tried agan. Made from all things white: semolina, flour, milk, yoghurt plus some eggs, wheat and maybe even some mouldy halloumi.
Χαλλούμι (Halloumi) – “squeaky cheese” everybody’s favourite. It’s fabulous served grilled either alone or with some fresh salad in pitta and preferably with some grilled lountza!
That’s your lot for today, enjoy!