Parmesan Poppy Seed Straws

Parmesan Poppy Seed Straws

June 28th, 2007 | Category: Pastry


Crispy strips of salty Parmesan, buttery dough and playful poppy seeds. I must warn you. These are highly addictive. Once you start eating, there is no going back.

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Nutella Tart

Nutella Tart

June 25th, 2007 | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


No need to think twice. My most-craved dessert of all time is the super-creamy, too-good-to-be-true Nutella Tart. Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess, creator of the scrumptious Sugar High Friday food event, is hosting this month's SHF. Nutella Tart is a variation of the Chocolate Ganache Tart I bake quite frequently. It is my favorite tart as well as my friends' and sold like crazy at Harvey Nichols. Since I bake ...

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Cukurcuma – A hidden treasure for antique enthusiasts

Cukurcuma – A hidden treasure for antique enthusiasts

June 21st, 2007 | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


When people visit Istanbul, they usually prefer to go to Grand Bazaar for antique and kilim shopping. They are missing a lot. Grand Bazaar surely is a place worth visiting over and over, but there is another spot. One that is a hidden treasure.

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries

June 18th, 2007 | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


My new discovery: Goji berry. It is THE superfood. These berries grow on vines that reach over 20 feet in length in the remote, unpolluted hills and valleys of Tibet and Mongolia. The goji berry is a complete protein loaded with 18 amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids and contain over 20 trace minerals and vitamins. The ones I ordered from Amazon are certified organic, ...

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Cherry Tomato and Feta Cheese Tart with Fresh Thyme

Cherry Tomato and Feta Cheese Tart with Fresh Thyme

June 13th, 2007 | Category: Tarts and Pies, Vegetarian


I am crazy about tarts. You should know that by now. Nearly half of the recipes I include in my blog are tarts. So it was strange to realize that I didn't bake a savory one yet. The second tart I baked over the weekend is this Cherry Tomato and Feta Cheese Tart with Fresh Thyme. Out of all three tarts, I liked this one the best. I ...

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