Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Elderberry Flavored Cream

There are some funny coincidences in life which are difficult to explain with a meaningful reason. For instance; it looks like whenever I am not in the mood for grocery shopping and I decide to make something with what I have in the fridge, this ”something” should be something with pumpkin. From now on I accept this as a ground rule for winter time cooking. So the rule worked like a Swiss clock and as in the previous year I found myself in front of vividly colored pumpkin slices again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

As most of the good things tend to end unexpectedly, mild and spring like weather in Istanbul ran away from the city all of a sudden and left a freezing cold and lots of snow in its place. Just a week before we were enjoying long strolls along the coastline and in the twinkle of an eye we found ourselves hardly going out of homes even for a grocery shopping in the neighbourhood. Such desperate times require desperate measures, such as buying new DVD’s, taking your blanket out of the closet, refilling your corn kernel reserves to make fresh popcorn, and for sure having a bowl of hot soup that will warm you from inside. Read the rest of this entry »

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