Hello Summer, Hello Tomatoes!

As much as I love snow and the winter, I love summer for so many varied reasons. Most interesting reason is tomatoes. I love LOVE summer tomatoes. I try to stay clear of tomatoes during the winter, but in summer I go a little overboard. Continue reading


Best Chicken Lunch Ever

Eating lunch has never been a strong habit in my family household. We’ve always been brunch or long breakfast eaters. So when I was still living with my parents, whenever I was hungry in the afternoon my mom would prepare me pan sautéed chicken with green bell peppers. We always had a quick salad with each meal and yogurt has been a companion for almost all of our mealtimes. Seriously, I even remember my dad leaving the dinner table, to go to the store to buy yogurt and coming back to eating. That’s how committed we are about our yogurt. Continue reading

Glasswort (Deniz Borulcesi)

If you have not heard of glasswwort or more scientifically Salicornia europaea before, then your seafood dishes are missing a very good friend. Glasswort is a very well-known ‘seaweed’ here in Turkey mostly coastal cities like Izmir. It is like spinach in texture but needs more effort than spinach to prepare. For more information about the plant, you can visit the Wikipedia page here.

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