Chocolate and Hazelnut Granola

Chocolate and Hazelnut Granola

October 14th, 2008  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate


My first paid job as a food stylist and photographer! Can you believe it? I remember the first time a food magazine approached me. It was nearly two years ago, a couple of months after I launched my blog. The editor liked what she saw and offered me to put together 14 pages of sweet and savory cookies - in two days I must add. When ...

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The Croissant Challenge

The Croissant Challenge

September 09th, 2008  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Pastry


A couple of weeks ago, when Vera and I were planning the brunch menu, the last thing I needed was a baking challenge. The menu was already ambitious and required two full days of proofing dough and baking, but I just couldn't resist... Flaky, buttery croissants that crackle as you bite into them... Even more butter on top with homemade plum jam... Chocolate dripping from half of ...

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Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

August 08th, 2008  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Ever since Vera read my Kasimpasa Food Market post, we have been planning to visit the market and put together a feast with the produce available at the stands that week. But as we started emailing each other about the brunch menu, we realized that the shopping would leave us with very little preparation time. So we ditched the idea of shopping and started planning how on earth ...

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Blueberry Granola Bars

Blueberry Granola Bars

May 23rd, 2008  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch


I know, I know. You have been looking at photos of a can of flour for the past couple of weeks. And you're probably thinking that I am lying on the couch, spooning Nutella, watching The Golden Girls and baking nothing. You're wrong, my friend. Actually, I have been cooking A LOT lately. Not only that, but also took 2000+ food shots for the most exciting ...

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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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