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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Sour Spinach Roots with Green Lentil and Chickpea

Sour Spinach Roots with Green Lentil and Chickpea

If you can clearly recall the cartoon “Popeye the Sailor” and the comic adventures aimed to please his shrill sweetheart Olive, probably your parents took advantage of it to make you eat spinach during your childhood. As it is like hell to convince kids to engage in a beneficial action without their free will, there remains only one way: deceiving. Read the rest of this entry »

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Munich for Your Appetite…

Schloss Nymphenburg

The fever of New Year is cooling down as we get used to write the dates ending with 2010 on our agendas. Now that it is just a year we are in and will get old in blink of an eye. Before the a lot spoken New Year cookies, I was telling you about Munich and promised to mention details of pleasant stops in the city afterwards. So get ready… Read the rest of this entry »


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