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Expat Cravings: Cherry Crumble

June 27, 2012


As I stated before in the Strawberry vinaigrette Dressing post, I’m going more seasonal.  And you may have noticed that cherries are heaped on carts and crates everywhere around town.  A ‘crumble’ is an extremely easy desert that you don’t need any tools to prepare and only a few ingredients.  However, I do recommend you find the […]

New Products in Istanbul: Prawn Crackers

June 27, 2012


I’ve started a new sub-genre:  New Imports/Products available in İstanbul! New imports have been trickling into İstanbul within these past couple of years.  Tubs of green, red, and yellow curry paste are now quite common in markets that stock international products.  A few years ago, I could only find small packs of red curry paste until Carrefour stopped […]

A Star is Born. Then Shot. (Part 1)

June 24, 2012


The ANZAC soldiers have big floppy hats that fall over their eyes leaving only their grimacing mouths in view. I shift my weight on the wooden planks of a horseshoe-shaped trench that gives me no avenue of escape. Even the moonless sky seals me in with backlit hay smoke. Ready! The men raise their five heavy […]

Expat Cravings: Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

June 24, 2012


Strawberry season has coincided with an incredibly rare event in our house:   Stephen wanted to cook dinner!  I just said yes; I didn’t ask what he wanted to cook.  I assumed his classic omelet or spaghetti since that’s the only thing he can make (with a lot of help).  However, he surprised me when he told […]

Bury Me Not

June 5, 2012


“O bury me not on the lone prairie.” These words came low and mournfully From the pallid lips of the youth who lay On his dying bed at the close of day. My teeth sank into the medium rare pattie and the first drop of grease hit a waxpaper sheet that had been fashioned for that exact purpose and strategically placed […]