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Lion’s Milk

June 21, 2011


Rakı is by far the national alcoholic drink of Turkey. It is a clear liqour, but turns milky white when ice and water are added. It’s made from grape skins and stems that are sometimes mixed with ethanol. Aniseed is added which gives it a licorice flavor. It’s not as versatile as most liquors, but all […]

Expat Cravings: Banana Bread Surprise

June 15, 2011


So yesterday, Stephen mentioned that he was hankerin’ for banana bread.  That’s the kind of stuff he says–hankerin’.  I’m a housewife tonight while Stephen is working.  Therefore, I have nothing better to do than attempt to make chocolate banana bread for my husband.  I’ve never made banana bread or any bread ever.   So we […]


June 13, 2011


“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” — Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) The Head If I ever saw her face again – oh that painful face – even for a fleeting moment as she rounded a corner and quickly passed by, even if I […]