Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peas

IMG_6528.jpgAs most Cypriots, I grew up on vegetables in tomato sauce. Green beans, peas, taro root, potatoes, beans turned into rich casseroles with sweet tomato sauce, herbs and and olive oil. Sometimes these vegetables are cooked with pork. The pork slowly braises in the tomato sauce, becoming meltingly soft and delicious. My inspiration for this dish was one of these traditional dishes, “Bizelia me kreas” as my grandmother would say, which is translated to “Peas with Meat”. Continue reading

Pea Soup with Mint and Halloumi


pea soup.jpgI just got my brand new “Thermomix”. My all time favourite sous chef, slightly more clever than me. I cooked this delicious soup entirely in my new machine but you could of course, make it on the stove. I always loved the combination of peas and mint. So, I thought, I’ll drop some diced halloumi cheese in there to make it more interesting. It was really delicious. The saltiness of the cheese, the sweetness of the peas and the fresh fragrance of mint made this soup, one of my favourite winter suppers. Continue reading