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Blogmas day 2- A taste of Cyprus

Happy 2nd of December!

Today was all about chores around the house. There won’t be much free time until I fly home on the 21st, so I decided not to do anything else today.

But… I saved some time to make trahanas soup, as you might have seen on my social media.

Trahanas is my all time favourite Cypriot soup. There are numerous variations, but my favourite is the one made of wheat and sour milk. You make the dough, cut it in small balls or nuggets, let it dry and then store it, ready to use on those cold winter days.

trahanas

You’ll find the Trahanas golden nuggets in every shop in Cyprus, but back home we rarely buy it from a shop. There’s always a relative or a friend who makes some and kindly provides us with.

I really fancied some trahanas soup for a while now but I ran out months ago. For once, Lady Luck smiled on me and the Cypriot intern who started work at Solent recently, Maria, after Cypriot food came up in our conversation, she offered me some of hers, homemade, by her mum!

Needless to say I was over the moon. I’ve been craving it for so long and today was the day!

I didn’t follow a recipe, I just did it how I remembered my parents used to make it, boiled in chicken broth, accompanied by chicken chunks and lots of halloumi!

When I was a child, I used to drain the halloumi pieces out and add them to my plate, so I can have more of it. I know, cheeky and unfair for the rest of the family, please don’t judge.

Whilst cleaning and cooking, Christmas gifts kept arriving, Sam Smith played in the background and I snacked on halloumi the whole time.

My trahanas soup turned out as I expected, creamy, warming and delicious!

trahanas soup

So that’s how my Blogmas Day 2 went. It’s been a great day! Now time for my yoga and then snuggle on the sofa with a Christmas movie on and popcorn.

I cannot wait for the Etsy local Christmas market tomorrow!

Namaste

Eleni

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