Monthly Archives: March 2013

Kick in a Stew

I was getting ready to make yet another stew last weekend. Lamb on sale… check. Chickpeas, carrots, onion, garlic…check. There is still red pepper paste in the fridge?…check.Diced tomatoes…check. Looked like I was ready to rock the stew. Then a voice in my head said “Hey while you are doing this, you should also start… Read On

New Tastes … Bread with Fresh Dill and Halloumi Cheese

When I make bread, I normally resort to the easy bread recipe I learned in a weekend-class from Peter Reinhart several years ago. It does not require much time, and easy to make, gives good results every time. However, once in a while, I pick something new and give it a try. I am not… Read On

Red Lentil-Bulgur Patties… Mercimekli Kofte

The kitchen is back up again. It feels nice to smell some soup and freshly baked aroma in the house. And after having the “Istanbul blues” for a while, I feel recharged and ready to face the coming spring. Even with its required cleaning and yard work! Ugh! Those two things take a lot out… Read On

Healing and Linden Tea

This time, something was different in our visit back home. At the end of my trips for the past 13 years, usually I used to be ready to come back home to the States, sleep in my own bed and ready to get back into the hustle and bustle of our life here. This time,… Read On