Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

As we are saying goodbye to the sunny days, I would like to share with you a side dish that has been a must have for our barbeque parties. This pasta salad goes very well with all kinds of meat dishes. The good news is, it is extremely easy and quick to prepare. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pear Strudle

As the end of summer days pass, the idea waiting for the delicious summer fruits for another 8 months start to sink in to me. One thing I really enjoy is the desserts with those special fruits. Especially peach, apricots, strawberries and grapes. Luckily some of those fruits rule the autumn as well. Pear is one of them and now we will try a heavenly Pear Strudle.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Burçak's Birthday and Glee Cake

Last month we have celebrated Burçak's Birthday. We wanted to make a nice surprise for her; so we ended up ordering a Glee Cake. Glee is a TV series in US and Burçak is a big fan of it. Even though I have resisted to Glee for sometime, I also like it very much now.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Cheese Dream: Savoyard Fondue with Wild Mushrooms

If you are cheese-lover like me, this post if for you. Imagine, three different kinds of cheese, seasoned, melted with the help of alcohol and you deep a piece of dry bread into it,  the bread softens ... So simple, so perfect.
Fondue is a Swiss/French dish, it is great for winter evenings especially after a skiing day. It is rather heavy but it is impossible to resist.
Special thanks to Fred, for preparing this great meal for My Food Chronicles.

Monday, December 20, 2010


There is one kind of of food which most people enjoy more like meat balls, spaghetti with bolognese sauce or chicken wings. There is another kind of food that people tend to ignore as leek soup, artichoke and the poor, old chickpeas. Although they are delicious and go perfectly with meat and rice, we somehow forget about them. As unsatisfactory as they may seem, they can turn into wonders in the right hands. In this particular case, my hands!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake

Did you know that cheesecake was originated from ancient Greece? It seems historians believes that it was server to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. Who would have thought at that time, the dessert of athletes would become one of those popular comfort food around the world. In different countries, there are different adaptations of cheesecake, Americans prepare it with cream cheese, where as Italians with ricotta. The one that I have prepared is more like North American style, with cream cheese and baked. I am dedicating this post to Halit, who is craving for dessert.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Linguini Pesto with Season's Vegetables

During one of my visits to Brussels a friend mine took me to a restaurant called Cook&Book. The place has an interesting concept; a mix of bookstore and a restaurant. In this restaurant, I have tested this great linguini and of course as soon as I was back from Brussels, I have given it a try. So here is the recipe based on my guess and small touches ;)