November 21, 2014

Lately there is a lot of talk about the comfort food and I have been thinking about what our comfort food is as a family.


The other day when we were having dinner that is beans cassarole and rice pilav with pickles it suddenly dawned on me that this is our comfort...

November 10, 2014

Inspired by the Ottolenghi aubergine recipe yesterday I made this version of Turkish aubergine dish "Imam bayildi". Usually aubergines are fried however for this dish I have baked them in the oven.




10 baby aubergines, peeled and halved lengthwise

3 medium o...

September 29, 2014


This is a Turkish dish called "Zeytinyagli pirasa" which means "leeks with olive oil". I used to hate this dish and any leek dish when I was younger, but for some reason I now love leeks and this dish.  It is even better in UK as the leeks here are much smaller and ta...

August 31, 2014



Pogacha is a type of Turkish bread roll best eaten at breakfast or as a snack anytime of the day accopmpanied by Turkish tea in a tulip shaped glass.


It can be made with yeast or without yeast. I usually make the one that doesn't have yeast in it for Sunday breakfast...

March 24, 2014


Etli yaprak sarmasi

Mince meat and rice stuffed vine leaves



250 gr lean steak mince

1 large onion chopped

1 cup of rice washed and drained

2 table spoon tomato paste

3 table spoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon butter

1 teaspoon dried mint


1/2 jar of vine leaves in brin...

November 20, 2013


This is a very common Turkish breakfast dish which is simply scrambled eggs with fried peppers and tomatoes. This dish always reminds me of a holiday where I went to stay with my cousins at my teens. After a long and fun drive in my uncles car reaching home and get...

August 11, 2013

We had a veggie dinner tonight. Green beans cooked Turkish way, green salan and a carrot meze salad was on the table.


Green beans are really easy to make. Sometimes I use frozen and sliced green beans then no need to clean or slice the beans either.


500 grams...

March 21, 2013

My lovely husband brought home 15 artichoke hearts from his trip to Turkey. We can hardly find them in London and they are far difficult to prepare I usually end up with a very big bag of leaves and six of the littlest artichoke harts. Here is a good video showing how...

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