Monthly Archives: June 2011

Let’s eat sweets, talk sweet… Baklava…

The phrase, “Let’s eat sweets, talk sweet” is a very frequently used one in Turkey. It reflects our desire to talk about nice, joyful things in our lives but we can not do as such unless we are eating sweets!  So we eat puddings, icecream, pastries, candy, chocolate but nothing beats the place of baklava… Read On

Any Berry Cake…

Finally, we have come to a time in our CSA boxes that I can actually  see red colors instead of green! I am finally getting tomatoes, radishes, carrots instead of cabbage, collard greens, cabbage, collard greens and cabbage… And the first little berry box showed up this time. A handful of blackberries. Of which I… Read On

Minty Pea Salad for Summer Evenings…

Growing up, summer, for me, was synonymous with many things. Besides beach, sea, playing cards all night long with friends and the million books and textbooks I finished in three months (yes, we were given “summer homeworks” back then), summer also meant all you can eat peas, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon and fish.  But eat and… Read On

Buttery Crumbly Cookies…

Soo… cookies? How do you feel about them? I don’t bake or buy cookies…those which might be double chocolate chip, raisin loaded, macadamia dotted…  or the ones which might be considered healthy because there is oatmeal in them.Instead, I eat chocolate, raisin, nuts and oatmeal for my breakfast but that mush can hardly be called… Read On

Pogaca… Another Staple Item for the Turkish Tea Time!

Not sure how to describe pogaca… little cheese filled biscuits? or cheesy turnovers? cheese breads? However I would describe it, it does not change the fact that once you bite into these little cheesy things, the buttery crust melts in your mouth. The combination of parsley and feta cheese leaves slightly salty, refreshing taste on… Read On

Roasted Red Pepper Dip: Muhammara

I remember my first trip to a grocery store in the US: amazed with the variety and very confused about the size of the products…  I have to say it was a very memorable experience for me. I always like going to the grocery stores that I am not familiar with, especially in different countries…. Read On