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 →
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 →
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 →
If you’re like most people who have visited Turkey, chances are pretty good you’ve wandered the streets and alleys of Istanbul. You may have spent time on the beaches of Kuşadası or Fethiye or Antalya. Maybe you’ve had the chance to explore Cappadocia or Pamukkale. You’ve probably heard about Gaziantep or Mardin, seen pictures of... Continue Reading →
Remember the blog, My Turkish Joys? Well, it's My Traveling Joys now, and what a JOY it is! Here's a little Christmas joy for you, just click the link below for fabulous photos: 13 German Christmas Markets in 5 Days in 5 Cities ~ My Traveling Joys. Merry Christmas Joy!!!
Last week, my friend Marlene sent out an email informing fellow expats that The Chocolate Art would have Christmas chocolates available on December 8th. Marlene is a great friend to have - she knows all you need to know as an expat in town. Although we have mostly been "virtual friends," we finally met this year. And... Continue Reading →
If you are new to Ankara, and American, you are likely having a bit of a mental breakdown this week. Yes, Thanksgiving is upon us and you don't know how you will live without sweet potatoes! Well, feast your eyes on these: The one on the left is an American Sweet Potato! There are a... Continue Reading →
During my recent week in Kaş on the Mediterranean Sea, I was offered the opportunity to go Canyoning. I wasn't sure I would have the physical ability to go canyoning - plus, I still struggle with a fear of water. (Although in hindsight, I think I could have done it!) So instead, I offer you this... Continue Reading →
During our week in Kaş, my husband and I set out on our own sightseeing adventure. We drove to the neighboring town of Demre, formerly known as Myra. It was about a 45 minute drive - beautiful greenery, mountains, and sea side. Our first stop was the Church of St. Nick, THE St. Nick, Santa Claus!!... Continue Reading →
Along the road to Kaş, on that first day, we passed several Jeeps on the road. It didn't take long to discover they were on safari. Ha! Safari! I remember walking into the office of Xanthos the next day and point-blank asking one of the owners, "What kind of animals do you have in these parts?... Continue Reading →
This is a video of the drive along the eastern coast of the Kas peninsula, from the tip of the peninsula back to the mainland. Really one of the best parts of my trip. Peaceful and beautiful.
Kaş, Turkey.Sometimes we come across things in life that words really can't describe. Kaş is one of them. So please bear with me, my thoughts, my photos . . . As you know, my husband and I spent 3 days there a couple of years ago. It was fabulous. And there was just no way that... Continue Reading →
The MiddleWow, what a week I had! Tomorrow I will start blogging the "good" of it. A week spent in the lovely town of Kaş, on the Turkish Mediterranean. It was awesome! We rented a lovely little apartment on the peninsula, right at the sea. We met a lot of interesting and great people. And we... Continue Reading →