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Two Summer Salads

Two Summer Salads

July 18th, 2008  | Category: Salad, Turkish Cuisine


Come summer, I find a box full of organic produce on my desk every Monday morning. Big, bright red tomatoes that do smell and taste like tomatoes, tiny crunchy seedless cucumbers, crisp & sweet green peppers and a bunch of tender purslane. And how can I forget the dark purple eggplants that will perfume my kitchen all week long while they bake in the oven with ...

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Smoked Turkey Sandwich and Cacik

Smoked Turkey Sandwich and Cacik

April 05th, 2006  | Category: Turkish Cuisine


I don't always have the time to cook when I arrive home from work. And if there isn't anything left over from the previous day, my choice for a quick & light dinner is usually a sandwich with cacik on the side. Tonight's sandwich was smoked turkey with avocado. Cacik (closest pronounciation is "Jahjik") is a traditional Turkish meze (appetizer), which is made of yogurt, cucumber, water, garlic ...

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