Monthly Archives: November 2011

Açma (Version 1)

Just like you, I am always searching for good recipes. Especially for the things that we did not cook at home in Turkey but would rather purchase it from local bakery shops or restaurants. Things that I didn’t think twice when I had easy access to it, but then I felt like banging my head… Read On

Noah’s Pudding: My Hala’s Aşure…

When I was living in Turkey, one of the most anticipated time of the year for me was the Aşure (ah-shu-re) day. Aşure is a type of dessert that was believed to be made by Noah with the food items left on the ark after the Great Flood. The ark is also believed to be… Read On

Dark Addiction… Turkish Coffee…

Lately, the life has gotten so hectic for both me and my husband. To make things easier, I have started looking for easier Turkish recipes, more comfort food style dishes and desserts to cope with stress. When I am under stress and living the life in a vacuum, I tend to gravitate towards sweets, my… Read On

Life at f/stops…A Trip to Remember…

Have you ever been to a place so chaotic, but yet so orderly in a sense and so random that it feels unbelievably out-of-this world? It was a beautiful and chilly fall morning when my SIL Jennifer and I pulled into the parking lot of Cline’s Antique Junk Yard. Don’t let “antique” fool you… there… Read On

SRC November Reveal – Bakewell Tart

Today is Secret Recipe Club’s November reveal date and the one that I was almost going to miss if I had not had that nagging feeling… you know, the feeling that you know there is something you have to do, but can not remember what it was for days. Then laying awake in your bed… Read On

Apple Tart or Apple Cake ?? It is Apple Tartake!

As the name indicates, I could not decide what this is. The name of the recipe on my mom’s little recipe notebook said it was a tart. But then going through the ingredients, I saw my family’s traditional approach to a simple cake (3 eggs, flour, sugar, two sticks of butter, baking powder). It sounded… Read On