Monthly Archives: April 2012

I hate to do this to you…

But I will do it anyway. I will give you the recipe for the simplest Flourless Chocolate Cake. And once you take a bite, the whole world will be alright again! This is Camille Cooper’s recipe. Camille is the sister-in-law of my good friend, Hande and I tasted this cake of hers several times when… Read On

Cranberry Bean Dish – Barbunya

When summer rolls in, my cooking habits gear towards lighter cooking with olive oil only. This is one of my favorites in Turkish cuisine which can turn any vegetable or legume into a hearty but light fare. We have a category in Turkish cuisine just for these vegetarian dishes cooked in olive oil and served… Read On

“Neither here nor there” taste of life

One comes to crossroads many times in life and makes decisions. As soon as you step towards one direction, that becomes a defining moment.  It is true for our attitude and approach to life as well. Something small, even negligible in some circumstances, lifts up a curtain that had been over your heart and you… Read On

Mosaic Cake and Longing for a Beach Life…

When June rolled around, we used to get excited about leaving Istanbul’s crowded streets behind and spending our long summer vacation at my grandparents’ beach house. I used to pack my bags very heavy and we adjourned to a five hour ferry journey across Marmara Sea which would take us from Istanbul to Bandirma, a… Read On

Zucchini Bake (Fırın Mücver)

When it comes to zucchini, there are several dishes my family keeps making all summer. We used to go for the time consuming version of this bake in the past but I think we have become wiser over the years. The long version requires you to stand by the stove, drop spoonful of the batter… Read On