Monday, 23 April 2007

Other ways to eat halloumi........

One refreshing and very summery way to eat halloumi is to simply slice it and eat it with slices of watermelon or any other type of melon, with Greek Cypriot koulouri bread. If you can't get koulouri bread, then you could try it with any other plain type of Mediterranean style bread or fresh bread, just please don't use white packet sliced bread! It's just not the same.

Happy eating!

Have you tried.................

Have you ever tried putting a small piece of cinnamon bark into your tea?
Well if not try it. I was introduced to this by my Greek Cypriot friends and have grown to love it!
Its an easy way to make ya cupa a little more special.

Halloumi and pasta................

Here Is a simple way to eat halloumi with pasta.

You will need:

Dried mint
Cinnamon powder

Simply grate the halloumi on the fine side of the grater, into a bowl. Next add some of the ground cinnamon and dried mint and mix. It's best to gradually add the two and taste test so you get the right balance as this is not a precise recipe.

Cook pasta according to packet guide lines with a little salt. When the pasta is cooked do not throw all of the the water away!

Serve the pasta out into individual bowls, with a little of the water. Then simply add the halloumi mix and stir. Again the mix can be added gradually to taste.

You can eat this as a main meal with some salad or as a side dish with something like roast chicken.

Have you tried......

Have you ever tried eating olives when you have a sore throat?
Believe it or not they can really help, you don't even have to swallow them, simply chew.

Great Granma's Scotch pancakes......

This recipe is based on my great grandmother's pancake recipe.


1-2 eggs
3 level tablespoons of sugar or honey (if using honey, stir in once milk has been added)
3 heaped tablespoons of self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
milk (can use milk that is turning sour)

butter to grease pan

the extras:
ground mixed spice
cinnamon powder
lemon zest
lemon juice
vanilla extract


Simply mix all the dry ingredients together, add the eggs and mix in the milk gradually to get the right consistency. The mix should be on the thick side, not too runny. Then add any vanilla, zest or other extras, leaving lemon juice to last if wanted.

Have your frying pan pre-heated on a lowish heat and lightly grease with butter before pouring or spooning your mix into the pan.

I like to then cover the pan with a lid, frequently checking to see if there are air bubbles forming.
once all the air bubbles have burst leaving clear holes, your pancake is ready to be turned. Let it lightly toast and then its done!

Don't worry if they don't turn out perfect first time, it just takes practice.

My family like eating their pancakes with maple syrup, fresh and tinned fruit or with baked beans.

Happy eating


Eating is something that we all have to do, so we might as well enjoy it! As mother of five I have to cook and in fact enjoy cooking. There is nothing like the smell of cup cakes baking in the oven, waiting to be joined by a cup of earl grey tea and happy children munching on home made goodies!