Beypazari Festival this weekend!

The Beypazari Festival has started and will continue through Sunday evening. There will be many concerts, exhibitions and activities.  There are also booths selling local food,arts, crafts, and other items. Beypazari is a tiny, lovely village, full of restored Ottoman homes, approximately 100 km from Ankara. I believe there are buses running there. It is also famous for... Continue Reading →

Time to Start Seeds Indoors!

I love gardening! I LOVE GARDENING! In Turkey, it's easy to find certain vegetables when in season.  They are usually cheap and readily available at all markets and pazars.  But still, there is nothing like a vegetable herb grown in your garden and hand-picked for your meal. I don't have a garden space in Ankara,... Continue Reading →

KIVA – Restaurant Review

Before the Christmas holiday, I had the wonderful luck of being invited to dine at KIVA with a new friend.  I'm not sure which I like better, the friend or the food! Located on the terrace level of one of Ankara's newest malls, Next Level, KIVA specializes in Anatolian cuisine.  It's concept is as a "modern... Continue Reading →

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