It's that time of year again and expats are scrambling to make a Pumpkin Pie! It's not so easy to figure out on your own. And why bother when I have already done it in Turkey! I must admit, I never baked a pumpkin pie from scratch until I moved to Turkey and it was... Continue Reading →
Turkish Cooking in English!
A big congratulations to our friend Ozlem at Ozlem's Turkish Table. She has published her first cookbook and I can't wait to read it! I just finished ordering my copy. Yes, she ships to the US! Ozlem's blog has been my go-to for Turkish cooking. Why just this past weekend I paid her blog a... Continue Reading →
9 ridiculously delicious Bavarian dishes you need to try – Park Inn by Radisson Blog
I wanted to do something a little different today and get away from the food posts. But that's not going to happen. I woke up to a nice surprise that I want to share with you instead. It's about food. German food. More specifically, about Bavarian food - one of my favorites. The Park Inn... Continue Reading →
Watermelon, Tomato & Feta Salad with Mint
It's hot here in Ankara, really hot. But that didn't stop me from finding a great way to enjoy breakfast, other than the typical Turkish buffet-style (which is fabulous, but gets old sometimes.) This morning it was another "what's in the house" kind of breakfast. I had all of these items in either my fridge... Continue Reading →
Easy Cookie Recipe: Snickerdoodles!
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 →
Ozlem’s Online Turkish Cookery Course with Turkish Recipes – Live Now! | from Ozlem’s Turkish Table
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 →
How to Cook a Perfect Steak – Videos for Valentine’s Day!
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 →
Danny’s Deep Dark & Rich Chocolate Lovers’ Cake – for Valentine’s Day
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 →
Mom’s Apple Cake (or shall I call it Ed’s?) – Pennsylvania Jewish Apple Cake Recipe
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 →
Aydan’s Homemade Chinese Sweet & Sour Chicken for your Valentine
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 →
Yesterday was a holiday and instead of spending time celebrating the Turkish Republic Day, or spending time with family, I found myself spending the day in the kitchen! No surprises here . . . There were a few too many herbs and vegetables fading away in my refrigerator along with a couple of other items.... Continue Reading →
Terry’s Turkish Carrot Salad – Yoğurtlu Havuç Salatası
I LOVE this salad so I am naming it after myself! Strange, because I am not the biggest fan of just eating a carrot. It was not until recent years that I would eat a whole carrot, having made my way up from those cute little baby carrots! In fact, I never ate plain yogurt... Continue Reading →
Apple Fritters for Breakfast!
On the weekends, my husband and I sit down for breakfast. Most times it is as simple as eggs, or cheeses, olives and bread. Today there were no eggs and no bread in the house. And I just wasn't "feeling" a walk to the store. So while he slept, I started brainstorming. I had picked... Continue Reading →