I always postponed making macarons, since I thought it was an extremely hard recipe to follow and thus just buying one would save me a lot of time. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even want to do these, but I couldn’t resist when my mom insisted. However, the result was beyond my expectations! The crunchiness of the shell’s outside together with the soft texture of the inside created a little...
I love Samphire, which is quite surprising because I don’t eat that many green vegetables and this seems like a rather random plant to like. It is best served in the coastal line of Turkey, and I had a chance to try the dish in Bozcaada. My mom recently discovered that the salad goes great with roasted pine nuts so we had to try it immediately. These are the photos from yesterday. You can find...
Nothing better than a glass of lemonade for the hot summer! This is a very easy recipe (it doesn’t even include boiling!) that my mom always uses. You can find it here.
The New York Times Travel - Gaziantep, Turkey →
“Into Pistachio Country, in Southeastern Turkey” “In Texas, they have cowboys, in Gaziantep, we have baklava.”
The New York Times Travel - Istanbul, Turkey →
“$100 Weekend in Istanbul” A New York Times Travel article about Istanbul, by Seth Kugel.
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We just saw the “Horrible Bosses” today. I actually didn’t know what the movie was about and the fact that it opened yesterday. The only thing I knew was the rumors about Jennifer Aniston getting topless in it —not to disappoint you, but she actually doesn’t do that, though there might be some things with a banana and a hot dog… So, not having high...
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The New York Times Travel - Buyukada, Istanbul →
“A Turkish Idyll Lost in Time” An article from The New York Times Travel section on Buyukada —an island in Istanbul.
The White Horse Tavern
We had a 7pm bus back to Boston from Newport, but we arrived at the station around 6pm and thus decided to walk around a bit. Then, I realized that I was getting hungry, but we also had dinner reservations back at Boston so I didn’t want to eat too much. With these extremely important constraints in mind, we came across The White Horse Tavern. We only ordered from the Patio Raw Bar, so I...
Newport, Rhode Island
On Saturday morning, we went to Newport, RI, following the recommendation of my in-laws. I loved it! I don’t know if I could say the same thing for my husband, who had already been there before, but it wasn’t something unbearable (I think). Our (well, my) main intention was to see the mansions, so we didn’t have a lot of time to wander around downtown Newport, which I also...
The Tree of Life
I have to start by saying that I hated this movie. I really did try to soften my thoughts before writing this review, but the more I thought about the movie, more frustrated I got. I’m not an “artsy” person, never been one and don’t think that I ever will, but I usually try to appreciate modern art even though I don’t necessarily like it. I would also try to...