As I’ve worked in Cyprus for years this cuisine is very close to my heart. Frequently used ingredients are fresh vegetables such as Zucchini, green peppers, okra, green beans, artichokes, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and vine leaves, and pulses such as beans, broad beans, peas, black eyed beans, chick peas and lentils. Pears, apples, grapes, oranges, Mandarin oranges, nectarines, mespila, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, figs, watermelon, melon, avocado, lemon, pistachio, almonds, chestnut, walnut, hazelnut are some of the commonest of the fruits and nuts.