Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

February 27th, 2008 | Category: Breakfast and Brunch


If we don't count the several cups of coffee, I really don't have a habit of eating breakfast. And I know it's bad. Very very bad. While I am doing my best to get into the habit of feeding myself something nutritional every morning, I haven't had much success in the past. Traditional Turkish breakfast dishes such as feta cheese and tomatoes in olive oil, honey and ...

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Almond Pesto Sauce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Almond Pesto Sauce

February 21st, 2008 | Category: Pasta, Vegetarian


Remember my post about how I drove mom crazy with my overeating habit? This is my second attempt to break it. Left to my own devices, I would boil an 18 ounce pack of Linguine, smother it in a rich tomato sauce prepared with a stick of butter and a head of garlic and eat that in one sitting. That's the old Cenk. The new Cenk, who suffers ...

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Baylan, Cup Griye and Snaps from Kadiköy Food Market

Baylan, Cup Griye and Snaps from Kadiköy Food Market

February 10th, 2008 | Category: Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine


I haven't been baking much lately. A terrible flu season just got started and I have had my share. As soon as I started feeling better, I kept a promise I made earlier and took two friends to Çiya for their first experience. After Çiya, we toured around the Kadiköy food market and stopped by Baylan Patisserie for their famous Kup Griye. Kadiköy, as well as Çiya ...

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