Monthly Archives: September 2012

Apple-y Things…

A couple weeks ago, we went to visit my sister-in-law and her family in Black Mountain. I fall in love with the mountains of NC every single time I visit. Air is crisp and fresh. Winding roads give you a different view each time you turn a corner with a punch of green. Can’t get… Read On

For those who hid behind the door when…

Kandil nights, only several in a year,  are special nights in Islam religion, marking some specific events related to Prophet Muhammed’s life and Islam in general. During those nights, all mosques are illuminated and become very photogenic. Prayers can be heard from everywhere. They are those nights for the people who feel the religion deeply… Read On

Sometimes, it is the small things…

You might have heard me complaining about not being able to find some vegetables that we use a lot in Turkish cooking here in the US. Small green bell pepper is one of them. I saw the as-big-as-my-head green bell peppers here for the first time. The bell peppers (biber) that grow in Turkey are… Read On

A breakfast classic…

Breakfast on weekends in our household was as traditional as you could get with Turkish breakfast. We took our time to set the table, steep our tea, made sure all kinds of marmalade were dished out in little pretty bowls.Besides cheese, olives, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet peppers, there was always sujuk (sucuk) with eggs…. Read On