Ingredient Profile: Strawberries

A Harbinger of Summer: Strawberries Strawberries were first cultivated in ancient Rome. Well, that’s not a surprise as Romans knew how to be indulgent. I believe strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. But, did you know that in provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac? One of the interesting… Continue reading Ingredient Profile: Strawberries


Innoxa Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water

Growing up back in Turkey, most women I knew did not have an access to cool, classy cosmetics. They still enjoyed their make up from what I observed but finding the right stuff was always a challenge. I remember my aunt using almond oil to remove make up whereas my mother used rosewater. Both were… Continue reading Innoxa Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water

Restaurant Reviews · Reviews

Restaurant Review: Gigi Pizzeria, Newtown – Sydney

Gigi Pizzeria is one hip vegan pizza place we have been thinking about going for a long time. I don’t know how many times we talked about it. In the end, though, it all came together when a friend from the area suggested to have dinner together at Gigi Pizzeria on a Saturday evening. No… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Gigi Pizzeria, Newtown – Sydney

All Recipes · Indian

Recipe: Vegetarian Fish Masala

I just wanted to have something Indian the other night. A vegetarian fish masala is not a dish I make very often but this was exactly what I craved for. Recipe Notes: I used Vegetarian Fragrant Seaweed Soy Slices in this recipe. The description of the product doesn’t suggest fish. However, it is the best… Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian Fish Masala


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All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Course

Guacamole: A Mexican Classic

Guacamole (or Guac as we call it sometimes) is a dip made out of avocados and chillies. It is an absolute Mexican classic which is creamy, zingy and quite kicky. However, the last one is up to you. We like it hot but not mind (or bum) numbingly hot. Recipe Notes for Guacamole: A Mexican… Continue reading Guacamole: A Mexican Classic

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Course

Finger Food: Toothpick Appetizers

I make these toothpick appetizers every time I have a party and add them to the rest of the finger food I serve. They really add a kind of freshness to the rest of the party food items. Recipe Notes on Bambini Bocconcini It took me ages to find a good quality baby bocconcini for… Continue reading Finger Food: Toothpick Appetizers

Restaurant Reviews · Reviews

Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Bentley’s

My husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this year. It has been a journey but a really good one. And like we always do, we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Bentley’s. Well, we weren’t going back to The Gantry, that’s for sure. If you want to know why, here’s my… Continue reading Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Bentley’s

Accompaniments · All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Turkish

Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip)

Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip) What is Cacık? It is basically Turkish version of Tzatziki. Traditionally, it is made out of diluted yoghurt which sets it apart from its Greek cousin. Cacık or Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip is an important part of Turkish cuisine. It is a great accompaniment to certain main dishes… Continue reading Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip)