Alaçatı, a weekend escapade…

Sun is up in the sky and it’s almost two o’clock in the afternoon. We are at Alacati, a small Aegean town which became one of the most popular touristic destinations in Turkey lately. Weather is so humid that I feel like my hand is glued on the handle of our heavy luggage I am pulling on the cobblestone streets for some time. I am a way too bad at keeping the details of any direction told me over the phone. At first I feel like everything is crystal clear in my mind and then realize with despair that I am walking through the same point again to complete my first full circle. It is quite difficult for me to call the person to whom I already talked over the phone twice and told ”Oh, now I got it. Yes, it’s quite easy!” at my last call. Read the rest of this entry »

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Full-Flavor Vegetable Stock

Last time I told an unofficial farewell to winter without even bothering to ask whether it has decided to go away or not. It turned out that it is here to stay and we, as people living in Istanbul should accept the fact that we will go through a cool summer this year. For me cool days are only bearable with a bowl of tasty soup. So this time I share a recipe that will turn your otherwise humble soup into a five star feast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Farewell to Winter Tart

farewell to winter tart

Thanks for everyone who wondered where I was and asking why there was no new post for some weeks. Please be sure of that it is also difficult for me too and I really feel guilty when I gave such long breaks but sometimes my other life (the one in the office) leaves almost no time to spend at home and consequently in the kitchen. In any case, make sure that I am here to stay and this kitchen will never close down. Read the rest of this entry »

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