Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fresh Turkish Simit, bread rings with sesame seeds

In Turkey simit are often sold on the street from a trolley or you see them stacked on a tray balanced on the sellers head – the ultimate takeaway! They are usually eaten for breakfast with jams and cheeses but … Continue reading

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More Christmas goodies – spicy almonds

These spicy almonds are actually addictive all year round not just for the festive season – they partner perfectly with a beer, a tasty substitute for the obligatory peanut which yours truly is intolerant of. They have a little crispy, … Continue reading

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Home grown horseradish – get those windows opened and the tissues ready

Every year at this time I harvest horseradish from our garden. I planted a piece about three years ago in a plastic bin but it wasn’t content just in there and has generously spread into the garden. I dug out … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Celeriac, used in Turkish chicken Buğu Kebabi

We always try to do a cookery class when we are on holiday so this recipe was inspired by cooking with the chef at the Three Cheers restaurant in Ovacik, near Fethiye in south west Turkey. Leave all ideas of … Continue reading

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Easy Christmas treats – drunken chocolate-coated figs

We had a great afternoon making these Christmas treats; it was messy, sticky work and we seemed to end up wearing as much of the chocolate as the figs. Next was the fun of playing with all the little boxes, … Continue reading

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Product of the week – Sunday leftovers

With the Xmas turkey on the horizon this post on leftovers is timely. I’m a fan of a Sunday Roast lunch but the other half of the foodies isn’t so keen. We managed to agree to have a chilli roasted … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season – homemade Christmas party food!

We always make our own party food not just because we think ours are better (which is true) but it is much cheaper plus we know what is in it. We keep a supply in the freezer for last minute … Continue reading

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Product of the week –Za’atar (blend)

We have liked Za’atar for a while but it is a bit of a trend at the moment thanks to chefs such Yotam Ottolenghi, Mourad Lahlou and Silvena Rowe. In Morocco, Za’atar is a herb which apparently looks like thyme … Continue reading

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