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Kenne recommends the nar (pomegranate) cure for our middle-aged tummies


Source: crystalized-bliss.tumblr.com via Liz on Pinterest I awoke today to Kenne’s cluck-clucking “tisk-tisk.”  There she was, on the bedpost, observing us in our sleep.  If you don’t know who Kenne is, she will be shocked, as she is the self-imposed … Continue reading

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A consideration of Turkish junk food…is that an oxymoron?


My recent foray into the world of leblebi (roasted chick peas, Ataturk’s favorite), salted pumpkin seeds, potato chips and rose hips for road trips  got me to thinking about junk food in general here – what do Turks consider junk … Continue reading

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Of peştemal, patlican and the perfect Turkish junk food (with home-style recipe)


After saying goodbye to Z. after my first-ever great morning at cement beach, M. and I walked up the hill, now expert at pre-stretching our legs in order to elude shin splints.  Upon entering the house, Kalinka was upon us, … Continue reading

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