Monthly Archives: December 2010

Beet Addiction and Chicken Pasta Dinner

I don’t know what happened to me. It was a nice, quiet day when I decided to make beet soup for the first time. My only intentions were to try this beautiful colored veggie and not get permanent stains on my clothes. Never made any promises to it. Because it is not in my nature… Read On

Boza… A Turkish Winter Wonderland Drink…

Everybody has their own habits at certain times of the year. Jay, for example, finishes almost a liter of eggnog everyday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (ok, maybe not that much but definitely enough to be under the influence!). I, on the other hand, crave for my grandfather’s boza every winter. And I have been away… Read On

A slice of Mexican Chocolate Cake with a cup of Turkish Tea…

It is Sunday again! And tomorrow, it will be Monday again!  Argh!! I still have the school day syndrome even at 34! A little uneasiness and tummy ache when Sunday evening rolls in! I am not sure if I will ever grow out of this… ever! I normally don’t get the Monday blues, when it… Read On

Charleston Memories and Creole Shrimp…

I spent the first 24 years of my life by the sea. Winters and summers… springs and falls… all 24 of them! I always went down to the Bosphorus shore when I needed a walk or craved for that salty sea smell. My high school was right on the waterfront, making the strolls during the… Read On

Roasted Lamb Leg… a warm dinner on a cold Saturday night…

It is finally getting cold around here in South Carolina. There was even snow in the forecast for this Sunday! Of course it did not snow though. Still, the talk of snow makes me get up in the morning and run to the window with excitement! It is a good thing that we never grow… Read On

Cream of Beet Soup (AKA Pretty Pink Soup)

Beets were never high on my list of veggies to eat. My dad used to cook and eat them, mostly by himself because none of us would want to have anything to do with it for some reason. He enjoyed the beets (either pickled or sauteed in butter) the best with his Raki. “They make… Read On