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Mediterranean

  • Oct
  • 31
  • 2012

Istanbul and the Prince’s Islands.

While enjoying a beer and celebrating a friends birthday at ‘salt peanut’, (a nice cafe and beer house  in Shida, Taipei [Belgium beers NT180 + Food NT$150+] ) we meet a Turkish girl who reminded us of the great time we had in Ayvalik, Istanbul and Turkey in general. Because of this reminiscing I have decided to write about our…

  • Aug
  • 06
  • 2012

6 Reasons to Eat Zucchini plus a Greek Zucchini Fritter Recipe

During Summer the zucchini is in season and while this unassuming member of the squash family may seem bland at first glance it actually packs a punch when it comes to nutrition, we have discovered 6 reasons for both your beauty and health that should have you adding Zucchini to

  • Apr
  • 09
  • 2012

Greek Chicken with Peppers, Olives and Red Wine

This time last year we were in Greece and while that seems so long ago this Greek chicken dish definitely brings back some good memories, it will please all your senses; the wonderful cooking smells, the visual delight of the contrasting black olives and the red pepper but best of all the delicious combination of…

  • Sep
  • 28
  • 2011

Fair well patties

Like all great things our time in Turkey is coming to an end, we have loved it and learnt so so much from our semi-jobless time here and all the amazing people we have met. After a cold winter, a scorching summer and 2 border runs over to the lovely Island of Lesvos we have…

  • Sep
  • 18
  • 2011

Local Market Muse

In an earlier post Warming Up with Mac and Cheese Charlene asked about the type of cheese we used, although I could not name the cheese for her it did make me want to explain our fantastic Sunday Market. For all food lovers and chefs this market is a dream come true. We love our…

  • Jun
  • 16
  • 2011

Eating for a Living

When we first arrived in Turkey we never imagined that we would be having to eat just to put food on our table. Our search for work was unusual since we couldn’t speak Turkish and had no idea how long we were going to stay. But after a while we learnt that you can work…