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Archive for September 2009

Cardamom-Lemon Sweet Rolls

I am obsessed with recipes.  Cookbooks, magazine cutouts with recipes, a new recipe hastily scribbled down on a piece of napkin,  recipes I memorize for  dishes I see demonstrated on a grocery store monitor while waiting for my items to be scanned – you name it  –  they all tickle me immensely and lure me into the kitchen, oftentimes when […]


Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Turkish red lentil soup is undoubtedly one of the most frequently made soups in our house. More so in fall, when our palates demand foods more comforting and warming. Or, perhaps, because this soup is highly evocative of fall itself, with it colors matching the color palette of the leaves slowly falling off the trees and weaving a beautiful carpet […]


Baked Honey Chicken Wings

I am a glutton.  I mean, what should I call myself after eating more than half of what was meant to be my children’s meal I fixed using a recipe from a kid friendly cookbook? But how could I resist? Those chicken wings were so grownup-friendly, too, I just couldn’t help but slyly devour them while they were still hot, […]


Lahmajun + Yogurt Drink (Ayran)

I am a huge fan of Turkish food. Have been even since I tried my first doner kabab in Baku, sometime back in the early 90s (boy, was I excited!), when the Soviet Union had just collapsed, and countless donerci shops began to spring up rapidly soon after. Also, ever since I have been blessed with a mother-in-law (she is […]


Summer Salad with Marinated Mushrooms

Another summer is slowly coming to a close. I can’t believe how fast it’s been fading away this year. To say goodbye to summer and to welcome fall, I made this fusion salad in which I used  a colorful array of fresh summer vegetables along with marinated mushrooms and pickled cucumbers, both clearly suited better for fall or winter, at […]