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A chorus of cicadas

I’m a Cicada, I can sing the same old thing, the same old thing. I’m a Cicada, I can sing the same old thing, the same old thing all day – Kevin Gilbert Summer is here and if we couldn’t tell that by the long hot sunny days, we would know by the cicadas and […]

Cooking with Ozlem -Sautéed carrots and courgette/zucchini with walnuts in yoghurt

“This is a much-loved meze at home; the sweetness of sautéed carrots and courgette/zucchini works so well in garlicky yoghurt with dill. I added chopped gherkins, our tursu here (capers would work well too) here for a touch of tanginess and crunchy walnuts for added texture and flavour. A delicious dip that you can serve […]

Bread: More than just a food

“It is essential to have bread during the meal” is the first principle laid down by Turkey’s Association of Cuisine Professionals. That bread is present when eating be done is as binding as a religious commandment. Both bread and water are considered holy in Turkey. Bread is considered a blessing from God, thus even a small piece […]

Delicious warming Turkish soups

“Soup of the evening, beautiful…” Lewis Carroll It’s no secret that the Turkish people love their soup – çorbası in Turkish. Soup is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Soup starts the meal or is a meal in itself. What better comfort food than a steaming bowl of soup, especially during the cold days of winter? There are […]

Beet & Carrot Slaw with Garlicky Labneh

This sweet, tart and creamy jewel-toned slaw is filled with freshly shredded beets and carrots and tangy labneh. It can be served as a veggie starter or as part of a meze spread. Beet & Carrot Slaw with Garlicky Labneh Ingredients Serves 6 1 cup labneh or plain full-fat Greek yoghurt  1 small garlic clove, […]

World Environment Day – a ceremony, a competition and a maiden voyage

“On World Environment Day, the message is simple: reject single-use plastic. Refuse what you can’t re-use. Together, we can chart a path to a cleaner, greener world.” — Secretary-General, António Guterres June 5 is marked by the United Nations as World Environment Day, a day set aside since 1974 to promote “worldwide awareness and action for […]

Street Food: Kokoreç – a delicacy for offal lovers

Kokoreç is one of the most enjoyed street foods for offal lovers in Turkey. Whilst the Turks are addicted to their Kokoreç, the thought of it can make some foreigners recoil. It is surprisingly subtle and tasty for those brave enough to try it. How is it made? It is made from baby lamb’s sweetbread, […]

Zero Waste Home – living with less, living more

Bea Johnson has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to adopt waste-free living by following the 5R’s… On meeting Bea Johnson, you can’t help but be drawn in by the warmth of her personality and the energy and passion she has for Zero Waste.  Bea and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle in 2008 […]