Fresh Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

All right, I know that most of you started to think I got lost again but don’t worry I returned back to where I belong, to my kitchen. I had a short vacation between two posts and got a chill as a bonus. Now I am fully recovered and ready to compensate my absence.

Last week I had a chance to visit farmers market in the neighborhood which is my favorite place for all sort of grocery shopping. It was too crowded and noisy as always thanks to shouting farmer boys to attract customers by telling how fresh were their rocket leaves or that no fertilizer was used to grow those tomatoes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fritters in Honey Syrup

Fritters in Honey Syrup

Have you ever find yourself in a situation which you have plenty of something but do not know what to do with it? I am not talking about work to be done or your overflowing “to do” list but a more tangible or let me say “edible” stuff. I felt this way some weeks before when my sister came up with a whole big honey comb sent by one of her grateful patients who was a beekeeper. Comb was full of insanely delicious wildflower honey derived from the nectar of many types of flowers with intense flavor. It was the purest honey I have ever tasted up to now and good part is that I had lots of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fishballs with Fresh Tarragon

Fishballs with fresh Tarragon

When I came across the anchovies at our fishmonger’s in the neighborhood last week I remember the day when I first saw this small fish on our kitchen counter. Being so naïve as a little boy I thought that these small fishes were just for the kids not for grownups. Even though sharing them with other family members made me a little blue because of this assumption, I can still recall the salty sea flavor and crispy texture I liked at that time. Read the rest of this entry »

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