kırmızı mercimek çorbası (red lentil soup)

I love the versatile lentil: the variety, flavor and convenience that these quick cooking pulses offer are all things I approve of. This Turkish soup is my favorite way to prepare red lentils. Velvety smooth like a bisque, I make it with even more vegetables than typically called for.    We ate this soup frequentlyContinue reading “kırmızı mercimek çorbası (red lentil soup)”

another day at the office

cutest. kid. ever. I’m loving my new job. Finally getting into the swing of things, this week has been a whirlwind of tutorials. I have never worked with such a large group of middle school kids, and I am learning a lot myself about how to instruct them. They definitely need more concrete instructions thanContinue reading “another day at the office”

Food & Friends

fun with seagulls That’s what it’s all about, right? Gathering together, drinking wine, preparing dishes side by side, sharing stories. Making connections and building relationships through something that we all love and need, food. No matter where you live or who you are, food is bound to be a common tie, a place to beginContinue reading “Food & Friends”

Capadoccia Days

Every friend I have who has been to Turkeyhas told me I must visit Capadoccia. “It’s magical!” they all say. “One of the most amazing places I’ve ever been in my life!” So we went, and it was. Capadoccia is a region in central Turkeythat is well known for several interesting features. Everywhere you lookContinue reading “Capadoccia Days”

A Delicious Day in Istanbul

 We have a very limited time here in Turkey, and an even more limited time in Istanbul. Certainly not enough time to dig our teeth into the nitty-gritty details of the culinary wonders, nor enough time to befriend people, go into their homes, and learn their recipes and ways. This is disappointing to me butContinue reading “A Delicious Day in Istanbul”

A New Veggie Voyage… 5 days & counting!

turkey-india friendship pin Have I mentioned that we are embarking on a six week veggie voyage through Turkey and India, starting Sunday? No? Oh, sorry. I’ve been too busy adding recipes and ideas to The Veggie Voyager, in order to gain a following so that I can do these things I love: traveling, eating ,Continue reading “A New Veggie Voyage… 5 days & counting!”