Monthly Archives: February 2011

Panna Cotta and Nestle Florentine Cookies… Daring Bakers’ February Challenge…

We are finishing February on a sweet note… Another talented baker from the Daring Bakers group challenged us to make creamy, dreamy Panna Cotta and Nestle Florentine cookies… Blog Checking Lines: The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna… Read On

Food Knows No Boundaries!

I have a confession to make… and it is not a pretty one… I feel a tad bit embarrassed about it now, but when I first came here, I used to get mad (like stamping my feet on the ground like a two-year-old mad!) when I heard people referring to our stuffed grape leaves as… Read On

Emine’s Little Biscuits for the Road!

These little biscuits have been with me all my life… My grandmother, Emine, made themĀ  for get-togethers, tea parties, and especially as snacks for road trips. We call this “Tuzlu” which means salty. She would put them in a ziplock bag and throw them in her purse before we embark on a long drive.These biscuits… Read On

A sort of corn bread stuffed with leeks

When we were in Istanbul a couple of months ago, I realized something: One thing that has changed over the years in Istanbul is that now we have a mall culture! We have so many expensive malls all around the city that I have no idea how people afford to shop or keep those shops… Read On