Monthly Archives: March 2011

Better Late Than Never … Meringue Filled Yeast Coffee Cake…

Finally, I have a chance to post my Daring Bakers’ March Challenge in this busy week! I promise you that I actually made this on the date it was due, which is 27th of every month! We even had some of the family over, devoured the cakes, had hazelnut coffee with the cakes and I… Read On

Breakfast Essentials:Bread and Olives…

When it comes to obsessions and “to die for” topics, we, the Turkish people must be in the Top 3. We love our point of view and defend it until the grave about our government parties, our football team (aka soccer!), our politics, and our food. Each and every Turk is a little expert center… Read On

Bookstores, Biscotties and Bake Sale for Japan!

Bookstores and their quiet cafes were the first things I discovered when I landed in this country. I had always loved getting lost in a book, dreaming up places and characters. I actually missed a Calculus final just to finish up a book one time (I know, bad! I had some explaining to do in… Read On

Eggplant Salad… Worthy of your “Rakı Table”…

Meyhane is one of the main components in Turkish culture. It is a type of restaurant where the menu heavily relies on alcohol (rakı or wine) and accompanying hot and cold appetizers, known as meze. Nobody eats big dinners at meyhane, everything comes to the table in small platters to be shared by everyone. This… Read On

My new friend: Asparagus-Mushroom Strata…

Lately, brunch, once an overlooked meal in our house  years back, is now finding a new place in our world.Because the times are changing and I am getting older! (Not old – just older!) First, my get-togethers with friends were usually in loud, smoky bars while consuming some good (or not so much) mixed liquor…. Read On