Organic comfort food with chef Xenis

Xenis is a chef/restauranteur from Dheryneia village. For about 20 years, he and his 3 brothers have been managing the Knight’s Pub & Restaurant in the Pernera touristic area in Protaras, Famagusta (here’s a photo playlist from TripAdvisor in case you haven’t been), on the eastern side of the island of Cyprus with great success. One of the reasons for their success is the way chef Xenis handles his kitchen. Insisting on serving quality food, he uses only the best produce, either purchased fresh from his trusted contacts, or gathered from his own orchard that he tends to on a daily basis. Visiting the orchard every morning to collect fresh vegetables and herbs is a calm way to start off the day and a chance to catch up with his mother. Xenis is another good example of a conscious business owner who is trying to develop his operations in a sustainable manner.


Organic Farming in Cyprus

20 years on, Cyprus is still struggling to embrace organic agriculture.

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1st spring season for Pocket Planter in Cyprus – 2015

It’s Spring time and our neighbour’s almond tree has fully blossomed and looks so beautiful! It’s our Pocket Planter project’s first spring and like every year, spring is the ideal season to get involved with gardening. This year we want to grow our own food, so it’s time to start planting!


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Pocket Planter is here!

Dear World,

We are Pocket Planter! A group of people dedicated into unlocking the secrets of agriculture and bringing food production into our own homes and this blog is where it all begins!

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