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
Well Happy New Year everyone!
This is a little delayed but I have had a very busy month of January and just had time to get my thoughts straight. Anyway, on with it. Continue reading
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
I got this idea from one of Jamie Oliver’s salads, which he claims to be his absolute favorite. Though I changed it a little because I didn’t fancy a yogurt based dressing, that was the original recipe. Continue reading
I was bored and hungry at lunch time a few days ago, this is just a quick little dish that came together on it’s own. Continue reading
I realized I’ve been consuming a vast amount of zucchini, or courgette if you will, lately and decided to try new ways to eat it in a more fun way. When I can have cauliflower rice in my diet, why don’t I have a substitute for pasta? Here it is, zucchini pasta. Continue reading
Cacık may be the most basic Turkish dish there is. It is widely known all over Turkey and used as side dish, appetizer or salad with whatever food you’re consuming.
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.
Hello from holiday!!
Yes I just went on holiday to visit my family in our summer home in Çeşme, Izmir. For the next 10 days my posts will have a holiday theme.