The Green Things Soup

The Green Things Soup

Click here for a full screen slideshow of this post’s pictures

Recently I read a lot of posts welcoming the long awaited spring in other countries and started to feel blue for the gloomy and mostly cloudy weather surrounding the Istanbul sky. Regardless of where we live, we all had a difficult winter passed with financial recessions, personal depressions, work environment pressures, relationship complications, you name it. All we need is to feel the sunshine on our tired shoulders carrying more than we could handle nowadays. Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , , , , , , ,


Chocolate Brownie with Orange

Chocolate Brownie with Orange

If you are lucky enough to live in a place close to your work then no way on earth you would understand the situation I am in. My house is located in Asian side of Istanbul while my job is on the European side and even though the distance between two is not so long in terms of kilometers, it is not the same case in terms of time it takes to commute. Particularly in winter the traffic is so damned congested that sometimes I spent two hours to reach home. You might consider this time as an opportunity to read a book, to reply emails or at least to sleep if you are not the one to drive but unfortunately I am suffering from motion sickness when I try to focus on anything than the stationary cars outside the window. Read the rest of this entry »

, ,


  • Recent Posts

    • Chestnut-Rum Cream Roulade

    • Beetroot Soup

    • New Year Marshmallows

    • Alaçatı, a weekend escapade…

    • Full-Flavor Vegetable Stock

    • Farewell to Winter Tart

    • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Elderberry Flavored Cream

    • Pesto Crepe with Mimolette Cheese Filling

    • Cooking in Paris

    • Sautéed Chard in Potato Pancakes

    • Ginger & Green Apple Macaron for the New Year

    • Baked Sea Bass with Vegetables

    • Big News!

    • Fine Dining in Paris

    • Blackberry-Ginger Sorbet

    • Fresh Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

    • Pastry hopping in Paris

    • Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream with Oatmeal Cookies

    • Summer Fizz with  Fruits

    • Sour Cherry Jam 2.0

    • Mascarpone Cream with Berries

    • Chocolate Monster Cake

    • Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

    • Fritters in Honey Syrup

    • The Green Things Soup