Kasimpasa Kastamonu Food Market

Kasimpasa Kastamonu Food Market

April 27th, 2008 | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Turkish Cuisine


April 20th, 2008 Sunday, the break of dawn, Cafe Fernando Residences. 4:45 AM - While most of my friends are returning home from long hours of clubbing, I wake up at this ungodly hour - my eyes bloodshot red. I am going to the Kasimpasa Kastamonu food market for the love of blogging. I have to be there around 5:30 AM, right before all the restaurant owners and ...

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Raspberry and Lemon Muffins

Raspberry and Lemon Muffins

April 17th, 2008 | Category: Fruit, Muffins and Cupcakes


It has been a hectic week. I can't even lift a finger, let alone bake. But I was instantly off the couch when I saw the mixed berries at Lara's blog. I adapted her recipe according to what I had in the freezer and an hour later I was enjoying these moist muffins full of tangy berries. Below you will see a few tips and an amazing ...

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New Member of The Family

New Member of The Family

April 13th, 2008 | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Please meet the new member of our family: Altın Örümcek (Golden Spider). This may not be major news to readers outside of Turkey, but Cafe Fernando was chosen Turkey's Best Blog and got The Golden Spider Award last week. The Golden Spider Web Awards is an annual competition, where successful websites are honored in 53 different categories. It is sort of like the Web Oscars in Turkey (minus the ...

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Cafe Fernando Brownies in The Washington Post

Cafe Fernando Brownies in The Washington Post

April 03rd, 2008 | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


When Nick Malgieri emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking if I'd be willing to submit a recipe for the piece he was working on for The Washington Post, my heart nearly stopped. The editors also liked my photo, so both the recipe and the photo are featured in Mr. Maligeri's article. He also compiled a small chart of baking bloggers and guess who I share ...

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