Stuffed Vine Leaves & The Ultimate Dolma Machine

Stuffed Vine Leaves & The Ultimate Dolma Machine

September 25th, 2006 | Category: Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


I am always on the lookout for interesting finds to blog about and I had my eyes extra wide open on the day of my Grand Bazaar visit. I knew something special would come along. On our way down from Grand Bazaar to the kitchen supplies store, we walked by a street stand. This man was showcasing a simple yet very handy tool, which I'd like to ...

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Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam

Peach, Mango & Vanilla Jam

September 17th, 2006 | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Fruit, Preserving


After reading through last month's Sugar High Friday posts at Delicious Days, I couldn't resist making my own jam. This was going to be my first, so I tried to read through most of the entries and jam making secrets from several websites. I was specifically looking for a peach jam recipe, because I knew that the sugar-fruit ratio vary according to type and ripeness of the fruit. ...

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Roasted Beet Soup

Roasted Beet Soup

September 10th, 2006 | Category: Soup, Vegetarian


Last night I went to sleep hoping that I would wake up to a rainy day. I missed staying at home on a rainy day curled up with a hard disk filled with many episodes of my favorite TV series. Contrary to my heavy Sunday morning sleeping ritual, my eyes opened at 8:30 a.m. The heavy sleeper I am, I think I imagined the sound of wind ...

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