Monthly Archives: August 2011

Purslane… An Edible Weed for Dinner?

First of all, I just want to give a big THANK YOU to these awesome women who bid on the auction last week to help Jennie’s cause! Emily from Nomnivorous Beth Anne from Cats in the Kitchen Amy Beadle The Daily Spoon (sorry, your comment did not include your name or your site) Beth Anne,… Read On

For Jennie…

***** This auction has ended. Thank you!***** Things happen for a reason… That is the rule I want to believe in! However, life has its own agenda and does not feel the need to let us know ahead. Sometimes one thing happens without a reason, out of order, pulls the rug under our feet, leaves… Read On

Red Lentil Dip

When things get busy, and one thing goes wrong, the other things waiting to happen say “Hey it is perfect timing, let me get out of here and make life more miserable for her”.  This condition is known as Murphy’s Law, or “bad things come in triples” or “when life hands you lemons”. Whatever it… Read On

Life at f/stops – Part 1

Sometimes I just need not to cook, not take one more food picture but get out of my kitchen and enjoy the outdoors. There is so much to be captured through our lenses and kept forever with us. So with this thought, a folder “Life at f/stops” under “My Pictures” was born… It is getting… Read On

Ramadan and Pide…

Ramadan is a month long fasting period in Islam world that teaches patience,self-control, sacrifice and empathy for those who are less fortunate, encourages spirituality and giving. In a country like Turkey where 98% of the population is Muslim, Ramadan assumes not only a religious status but also a cultural one. The life is re-arranged, more… Read On

Hard Work for a Late Sunday Lunch: Wrapped Grape Leaves (Zeytinyağlı Sarma)

One of the greatest things about going to the afternoon get-togethers with my grandma happened to be about food. Of course, the attention I got from the ladies topped my list as well since there was rarely any other kid than me and my brother. These ladies knew (still do) how to cook! The menu… Read On