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 as a lamb and always hungry), and a handful of other close friends with whom I share endless days of food and laughter.
Artichoke in olive oil is a traditional Turkish appetizer. It has many variations when it comes to the topping, such as potatoes & carrots, broad beans and chopped dill or as in my case, peas and shallots.
This is one of those vegetable dishes, which I hated eating growing up as a child and started treasuring it in my 20s.
A friend of mine, who is a very talented sculptor, had an exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland last year. This was her first exhibition abroad so a couple of friends and I decided to go with her in advance of the opening day to help with the set up.
During our 3 day stay, I spent nearly every minute of my free time at a store called Globus. Not only did I eat the best Chinese food ever and bought my beloved melamine serveware, but I also found something very precious: Cafe de Paris spice mix.