2013 in review – a “thank you” note from us! :)

January 6, 2014
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: “A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.” p.s. thank you, sincerely.. and […]

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Potato and Carrot Salad

October 3, 2012
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This is one of the easiest salad recipes I knew. It is also very filling and healthy. We generally make this salad, when we have little time to prepare for our guests. The ingredients are simple and so, we generally do not have to go to the supermarket in advance. Using an ovenware or a casserole […]

Zucchini Cake

July 3, 2012
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Zucchini cake

After a long long time, here I am with a delicious vegetarian recipe. I think, this cake is one of the best recipes with zucchini. Even those who do not eat zucchini fell in love with this cake. Since we discovered this recipe, it became the queen of our kitchen. We frequently serve this to […]

Posted in: Breakfast, Vegetarian

Turkish White Bean Salad: Piyaz

May 30, 2012
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Piyaz, or the Turkish white bean salad, is usually served as a side dish to meatballs and sometimes together with different kinds of kebab. None of us is a big kebab fan here, but piyaz – especially one with a good dressing is a different story and it deserves to be told :). Recently, we […]

Yayla Çorbası: Turkish Yogurt and Mint Soup

May 20, 2012
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Turkish cuisine is very rich in terms of variety of soups. According to me, yayla çorbası, or the yogurt and mint soup is one of the most basic, tasty and filling soups it has to offer. It is an indispensable part of my comfort foods list. I cook it using the simple recipe of Hatice […]

Milk Chocolate Muffins with Walnuts

January 28, 2012
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Last weekend we went to IKEA and among other things, bought some lovely cupcake/muffin liners and a muffin tin. I have been thinking of cupcakes lately. A lot. And reading about them, too. The more I read about all the different types of frosting and decorations, the more I got convinced that baking cupcakes is […]

Posted in: Cakes & Cookies

Spicy Potato Burgers

January 25, 2012
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We all agree that veggie burgers are an animal-friendly alternative to hamburgers. I realize that I still haven’t cooked my favourite courgete-and-carrot patties (or mücver) for Kitchen Press, but these potato burgers are simply as good as mücver, or even better, depending on your vegetable preference. Besides, contrary to the mücver recipe, this one is […]

Posted in: Main dishes, Vegetarian