I discovered this salad a few years ago in one of my favorite cooking books* and it quickly became a ‘regular’ on the Zambartas’ family table. It is a perfect side dish or starter for a bbq party, but also delicious on its own for a light summer lunch or dinner wit a glass of […]
About Marleen Zambartas
Marleen is a dedicated mom to young Sebastian and Emilia and a supportive wife of a perfectionist winemaker! She loves to be involved in the look& feel of Zambartas winery, enjoys hosting guests and takes care of the winery’s communication. If she has time left the end of the day, she enjoys local food, cooking and writing.
Entries by Marleen Zambartas
Today I experienced my first real ‘baptism’ into the tradition of Easter Flaounes. Yes, during my years in Cyprus, I ate them, both homemade and from the bakery. There is no way to escape them during Easter time in Cyprus. The oven baked pastries, stuffed with a mixture of halloumi, anari, herbs, raisins and eggs, […]
From time to time, we would like to share a recipe with you. An all-time favourite of the Zambartas family, something traditional Cypriot or an exciting new discovery in a cookbook. Today’s recipe, is lamb from the oven. Lamb is a classic for anybody that grew up in Cyprus or visits the island frequently. It […]
Sometimes people ask me: ‘Is it not boring to live in a small village in Cyprus as a young and dynamic person? Doesn’t your world become so small?’ I am very happy that I can give them a fully convinced “NO” for an answer. The truth is, at first I did not expect to find […]
Yes it is the ‘art of winemaking’, that makes a good wine, we all know that. But that is not the type of art that I want to share with you in this story. I would like to write about ‘art’ as we know it; fine arts, paintings, drawings, expressions of creativity and philosophy. Does […]
Her eyes squeezed against the bright sunlight. Her hair was covered with a scarf, her face full of deep lines from age and years of work in the fields. Her hands dirty and rough, holding her pruning scissors. Behind her, her husband was loading their donkey with grapes. Kuria Eleftheria looked at me in a […]
I have been contemplating for a long while about starting a blog, and decided that with the launch of our new website, the time has come to finally pick up my pen. My next doubt was whether to write under a pen-name or just as me, Marleen. I choose a pen-name; ‘winemaker’s wife’. Not because […]
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