Ralph & The Mansion

Ralph & The Mansion

March 29th, 2007  | Category: Friends


I left work a little earlier than usual yesterday to take advantage of the sunset. It is that time of the year; when all the magnolia trees in The Mansion bloom. Some are white and some are dark purple. Amazing scenery with the sun going down. As always, Ralph was way too cooperative in posing for this amateur photographer. Ralph is the best model a photographer can have. He ...

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The White Mansion

The White Mansion

August 17th, 2006  | Category: Friends


It`s been quite a while that I haven't posted anything. Work had been hectic, spent a week in Bodrum at the dreamy White Mansion (summer version of The Mansion but without Ralph) and mostly because I have been extremely lazy. But here I am now.

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Sunny Sunday at The Mansion

Sunny Sunday at The Mansion

June 05th, 2006  | Category: Friends


It is hot hot hot in İstanbul. Even Ralph had to wear a hat to protect from the sun. Hot, humid, chilly, rainy, foggy, snowy... we (including Ralph) really don't mind at The Mansion. As long as we breathe, we eat. Whatever falls (or shall I say starts to fall) on the ground, Ralph grabs it. Then we discuss the latest trends in dieting. Next thing you know, ...

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Ralph continued…

Ralph continued…

May 09th, 2006  | Category: Friends


For the sake of obtaining the recipe for the gum mastic pudding, I had to give in to a nasty blackmail by Mr. Who Knows Everything from The Mansion (Ralph's Dad). I was planning to keep this one to myself, but here you go Big Bird...

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The Mansion

The Mansion

May 07th, 2006  | Category: Friends, Turkish Cuisine


After reading Keiko's Gum Mastic Ice Cream post, I knew I had to write about a wonderful pudding that I frequently eat at my very close friends' house, which we call "The Mansion". Looking over the amazing Bosphorus, The Mansion is a home to two very dear friends, their two incredibly sweet and funny kids, the most beautiful Golden Retriever on the planet (who is as meek ...

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