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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Aug
  • 29
  • 2011

Dried beans with tomatoes… Greek or Turkish

This maybe a dangerous post as I think wars have been started for less – in the past I was told that this is a Greek dish however every restaurant in Turkey serves it and many Turks would swear on Ataturk’s grave that it is a Turkish dish. I wish I knew some more of…