Monthly Archive: November, 2014

Orzo vegetable soup

It’s seriously cold now in Istanbul, so I’m all about the warming soups these days. Not only have a got another recipe for a ginger pumpkin soup up my sleeve (I know, what… Continue reading

Recipe: an immeasurably improved Monday

Mondays are no fun. We all know it’s true. There’s no need to labour the point. Sometimes you’ve just gotta create your own joy to lighten up a Monday. Which is what I… Continue reading

An indestructible recipe for chocolate brownies

I am in the habit of finding a recipe I like and then making it compulsively for weeks on end, until I have perfected it. What usually happens, though, is that by the… Continue reading

Heaven is a chocolate biscuit

  Just look what was waiting for me when I got home from Jordan: heaven in the shape of a dark chocolate digestive biscuit. The prospect of a long, cold, chocolate digestive-free winter… Continue reading

Pumpkin spice soup

Love pumpkin? Hate pie? The logical conclusion is soup. For me, this is where pumpkin belongs. I have never been able to see the point of pumpkin pie, and while the pumpkin recipes… Continue reading

Off to the Dead Sea…

I’m heading to Jordan today for a training course, so things may be a little quiet around here for a while. But not to worry, I’ll be back with a full report next… Continue reading

Sac kavurma

Eid ul-Adha may have been a whole month ago now, but today I wanted to share a classic Kurban Bayram dish with you because it’s too good to be reserved for the holidays… Continue reading