The Devil’s Cupcakes

This was an outside contender for our table of wedding cakes, but it scored so highly on first tasting that it is now a fully-confirmed member. Try it and see why for yourself.… Continue reading

Spiced nectarine cake

Turkish nectarines are both enormous, oozingly soft and deliciously tart at this time of year. I bought too many the other day, so decided to try something new. With a deliciously light, soft… Continue reading

Lemon cupcakes

Here we have another contender for the Table of Cake for our wedding: a lighter than air, gently flavoured lemon cupcake, richly buttery and slathered in lemon cream cheese frosting. I only had… Continue reading

Wedding cake crazy

Many moons ago, when our wedding felt like a rosy, far-off event that was perhaps happening to other people, I somehow decided that, rather than buy a wedding cake like a normal person,… Continue reading

Garlicky tomato soup

There are only 10 or so days left until the end of Ramazan (Ramadan), the holiest month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims forego food and water from sunrise until sunset. But it’s… Continue reading

A clafoutis of disappointment

I’m not sure I really get the point of clafoutis. An odd way to introduce a recipe, I know. But after discovering my love for cherries, I thought I’d love a classic cherry… Continue reading

Cherry season

Ah, it’s cherry season again in Istanbul. To think I once didn’t like cherries. Now, I can eat a whole kilo without batting an eyelid. I think a feel a clafoutis coming on…

The mother of all breakfasts

I’ve wanted to write about the magnificent glory of Turkish Breakfast ever since M made me my first full on breakfast in a little apartment in Hebden Bridge one rainy cold January, only… Continue reading

Turkish breakfast… coming soon

Again, I have completely failed to keep up with this blog. I intend to remedy this, pronto. But for now, a little taster of the good things to come…

American-style banana pancakes

Just a quick post today, as we’re going out to get really stressed about storage solutions in Ikea soon. This is a super simple recipe for American-style banana pancakes to brighten up your… Continue reading