August 06th, 2009  | Category: Travel


Right now, I’m most probably lying in a hammock reading Daveed‘s new book somewhere on the Mediterranean coast in southwest Turkey. Will be back soon with lots of photos and new stories to tell.

Update – Sept. 13, 2009 – I’ve had the most wonderful two weeks and I’m back with loads of photos. Check out snaps from Bodrum and Selimiye.

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  1. 1 - pontch on August 6th, 2009

    Enjoy your vacation!

    Just want to thank you for the Lemon poppy seed cake my son made it last night and it was a huge success.

    Thank you!

  2. 2 - HappyTummy on August 7th, 2009

    The title of your post scared me! I thought you were going to way that you were closing up shop for good. I would be so sad 🙂

    On another note, my husband and I visited Istanbul this summer, and we completely fell in love with your home. Unfortunately, we only spent two days there…we would have loved to have stayed for an extended vacation. We’ve already decided that we will go back one day, and do the city–and country–justice.

    Love your blog.

  3. 3 - Lua Clara on August 10th, 2009

    I wish you a nice rest and a wonderful summer vacation!
    Be well
    Lua Clara

  4. 4 - Laura [What I Like] on August 11th, 2009

    Oh, just finished Mr. Lebovitz’s new tome…it is perfect for a vacation! Especially one as fabulous as the one you describe.

  5. 5 - Katie Parla on August 12th, 2009

    Sounds like fun! Ill be making a food pilgrimage along the Mediterranean from Antakya to Bodrum starting next week so if you hear about an unfortunate tourist overdosingon midye dolma, it will be me:)

  6. 6 - Les Casseroles de Nawal on August 13th, 2009

    Bonnes Vacances !!!

  7. 7 - deeba on August 14th, 2009

    Have fun, wherever you are. Come back soon…

  8. 8 - Egeli on August 20th, 2009

    Can’t wait for my pomegranates to ripen so I can try your sorbet and jam recipes – so glad to find new recipes for this glorious fruit. (Last year I made syrup and froze it for later use.) But right now the fig trees are producing more fruit than I can consume or give away – and I still have dried figs from last year’s crop – any suggestions for using/preserving the surplus? Your site is terrific – I look forward to your return…

  9. 9 - Cenk on August 23rd, 2009

    Egeli – I really don’t know why but the first thing that comes to my mind is a fig and blue cheese focaccia!

  10. 10 - ren on August 24th, 2009

    I just had a young student from Ankara staying in Rome and I am in love with Turkey now,and so when I get nostalgic before I can go myself,I check on your blog.You can visit mine to see Rome!ciao

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