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 →
About two weeks ago, I posted that it was time to plant your seedlings indoors. Remember this one? Time to Start Seeds Indoors! I have to admit that according to the chart on that blog post, I was already a little late for some. And then I sat on it for another two weeks! I... Continue Reading →
That's one way to serve Ayran! A yogurt drink (similar to the Indian lassi), goes well to wash down spicy hot meats!
These were the first cookies I baked all by myself as a kid. They came out perfect the first time. I like them because they are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I also am not a fan of chocolate cookies, so these are a perfect alternative, covered in a... Continue Reading →
I want to share this post with your from Ozlem's Turkish Table. Ozlem is one of my "virtual" blogger friends. Her blog is also my "go to" source for Turkish recipes written in the English language. She has created an online cooking course available for download. Her blog posts provides information on what is included... Continue Reading →
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 →
Most people don't know how to cook a steak. Here's a great video on how to do it in a pan. How to Cook a Steak in a Pan - Gordon Ramsay Pan is HOT! Steak has rested before cooking (not cold) Only turn steak once on each side Touch the steak to tell if... Continue Reading →
Two posts in one day? Well, it is Valentine's Week and I missed yesterday's post! So I thought I would share some of the photos of cupcakes, pies, cakes, and other desserts I made this past year. Afiyet olsun!
In honor of Valentine's Day, we are running recipes all week! So please check out our recent posts and come back for more tomorrow! Today's recipe was originally posted a couple of year's ago on this blog and it was a BIG HIT! It is a recipe from Williams Sonoma. mmmmmmmm. Danny’s Deep Dark &... Continue Reading →
In honor of Valentine's Day, Adventure's in Ankara will be running recipes all week. Please check the prior recipes and come back for more! Mom's Apple Cake has a story. Actually, it has many stories. First, she has made it for almost every special occasion for as long as I can remember. Birthdays, anniversaries,memorial gatherings,... Continue Reading →
This week I plan on running some recipes for Valentine's Day. The first is Homemade Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken. Sweet & Sour Chicken has always been one of my favorites. It is easy to find in Chinese restaurants in Turkey, but the sauce is not always right, and the peppers and onions often taste... Continue Reading →
Valentine's Day is just a week away! If you are looking for something special for your sweetheart, you should try Semotti's Bakery in Ankara! In addition to cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, Sema creates special gluten-free, Dairy-free and sugar-free recipes. And of course, she carries some not so sweet treats, like Turkish pasta (makarna)... Continue Reading →
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 →