August 25, 2018

I made these cheese and pesto swirls sometime ago and they were an instant hit.  

I have recently won a jar of Belazu Smokey Semi dried tomatoes  on a give away on Belazu website and that was the perfect excuse to make these again. 

Recipe for the swirls is on bbcgoodfoo...

August 15, 2018

Couple of weeks before I made these beauties I saw a photo of ‘Kefta briouate’ that Andrew Smith from GBBO made, here is a link to those beauties. Instantly they reminded of a chicken filo kebap I used to order at a local restaurant when I was living in Istanbul m...

May 27, 2018

I made these for dinner last night as the beef kofta was exceptional, it is based on the beef kofta recipe on the "Honey & Co Food from the MIddle East" but I have slightly tweaked the recipe and I want to jot down quickly what I have done to remember later.

* Used 12%...

March 29, 2018

Okra is a vegetable that you either love it or hate it. In our house everyone loves t, it must be genetics. 

In Turkey where I grow up okras are very small maybe the biggest one is about an inch long which means that it is a chore to shave the tops of each one before co...

February 16, 2018

I made this cake in an attempt to make the most of the blood oranges that are in season. I have followed a recipe from Feedfeed but simplified it to suit me.

I will write down how I made it as I know I will want to make this again for my friends who have celiac disease...

February 10, 2018

I started making my own Blood Orange marmalade last year and continued the tradition this year.

I followed the same recipe on both, the recipe is here. 

It makes 2 1/2 small jars of orange marmalade which is just manageable to make and manageable to eat without sharing i...

February 1, 2018

Nehir turned 10 couple of weeks ago and wanted a special birthday cake. Actually she drew the picture of it for me to work from.

She wanted the cake to be the Lemon and Poppy seed cake, the national trust cake which she baked once and I have baked loads of times. The on...

January 27, 2018

It's called many things dolma, sarma or stuffed wine leaves. I have tested this recipe many times thanks to the bags of fresh wine leaves my brother carried from Istanbul.

This is the version that is vegan with rice and herb filling.


3 medium onions (about 350...

January 16, 2018

This is one of my most baked recipes in the kitchen. I make it a lot, I mean a lot! It’s filo pastry with a mature spinach and feta filling.

It took me a lot of trial and failures to get it to this state as the filo pastry in UK is very different from the fresh filo tha...

January 16, 2018

I came across this white fish with sesame noodles recipe when i was flipping through my latest issue of BBC Goodfood magazine, looking for a quick recipe to try. 

It was a quick & easy recipe and looked like the salmon with broccoli noodles recipe that I always mak...

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