New Year Cookie

New Year Cookies

In the previous post I promised you to share my New Year cookie recipe and just to keep my promise I am writing down this post under difficult conditions. Weather is cold outside in Istanbul and I realized that I forgot my key at home during the morning rush. Now I am sitting at a small cafe’ in the neighborhood where they cannot even make a cup of tea properly. A strange young couple is sitting next to me and continuously making a nonsense conversation ranging from their awful jobs to adverse effects of tooth whitening products, preventing me from concentrating on my post. Anyhow, promise is promise, so I will do my best. Read the rest of this entry »



A Trip to the Heart of Christmas Spirit

Christmas Market

As you may have already realized, a bit more break than usual between two posts means I am out of the town for a trip. This time we set off for a place cherishing the Christmas spirit at its very best. Let me give you some hints; beer, sausage and Oktoberfest… No need to hear one more I guess. You are perfectly right, Munich is the answer. Even though I have been to Germany before I had no chance to visit the capital of Bavaria. Most of the city dwellers consider Bavaria is a place different than Germany. For them Bavaria is Bavaria, not Germany. I guess they are right in some fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blue Crash Cocktail

Blue Crash Cocktail

Sometimes it is difficult to take a decision particularly if the result of it has a potential to change our life in some aspects or the other. We may never know what is waiting behind the door and it is distressing to find the courage to open out that door. One of my friends gathered all the strength and fortitude to make a change and wide opened the door to figure out what was waiting outside. Read the rest of this entry »

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