Beetroot Soup

I was planning to share this colorful recipe right after the vegetable stock but it waited for its time like other things in life. I tried different ways to cook beetroots during this period like roasting, sautéing, boiling etc. to understand which one gives the best result for the soup. These trials made my hands and probably my tongue to stay a reddish purple for a while thanks to peeling and eating beetroots for consecutive days. 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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The Green Things Soup

The Green Things Soup

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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 »

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