Here we go again. Life got in the way, and I have been m.i.a. for a while. What have I been up to? First of all, I have started a new job after a year-long break, and I have been travelling for work non-stop since then. I have been wanting to work in the food industry, and I am finally doing it, couldn’t be happier … Continue reading Hello, have we met before?
The theme of today’s assignment is to interpret connect. Any other day, this would be a positive and light-hearted photo project, but today is not like any other day. Even the weather today was dark and dreary. I don’t usually take black and white photos, but I wanted the photo to communicate a darker mood, and I thought a B&W photo would be fitting. This is … Continue reading Connect?
Last week, I went to a dinner party where everyone brought something they made at home. Had soo much fun, ate too much food and was a fantastic night! I made a meze called “atom”, which is a dish made with strained yogurt (in North America we call it “greek yogurt”), garlic and a whole lot of fried hot peppers. Meze, common throughout the Mediterranean … Continue reading Another kind of “Atom”
Santorini is the least likely place I would imagine I’d fall in love. I am neither a beach person nor an island hopper. Give me lush greens, mountains, forests and I will be a happy camper (pun intended). That said, this summer, in the name of spending time with my family, I spent four months in a beach town in Turkey. So much for being a … Continue reading Santorini, Greece
One of my most favorite activities is going to the local markets where ever I am, and discovering new ingredients, or different varieties of the food stuff that I love and use often. Every culture has a different relationship with food. When you are somewhere completely new, it is a kind of a shortcut in education in the local culture. In Turkey, we shop the … Continue reading A Fascination with Green Markets of Istanbul
It was a late afternoon in our summer home in Southern Turkey. My Dad used to love his garden, but the lemon tree was his baby. He took care of it with so much love. The tree was so bountiful that every summer even after we gave bags and bags of lemon to our neighbors, we still had enough for my Mom to make her … Continue reading Where else would you want to be?