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12 DELICIOUS DESSERTS AND (MOSTLY) WINE PAIRINGS

Sugar might not be a very trustful friend, but it adds flavor to my life. Different types, usages and recipes make it an indispensable ingredient to most of my desserts. In this article, I complied all the desserts I prepared in the last couple of months. Some are the recipes that I frequently make, my… Continue reading 12 DELICIOUS DESSERTS AND (MOSTLY) WINE PAIRINGS

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9 WINE, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE BOOKS TO READ AT HOME

As I was one of the lucky people who get to stay safe at home this spring, I was able to catch up with my list of books that I wanted to read. Unsurprisingly wine and food themes were the first on my list, but I also added some lifestyle books to learn more about… Continue reading 9 WINE, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE BOOKS TO READ AT HOME

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PINK RICE PILAF PAIRED WITH PINOT MEUNIER

Beetroot has been my favourite veggie lately. What I love the most about them is their versatility, from dip to soup, chips to pickles there are many things I make from the root of the beet. Moreover, when I buy them fresh with their leaves and stems on it, I separate them and make a… Continue reading PINK RICE PILAF PAIRED WITH PINOT MEUNIER

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NOVA SCOTIA INGREDIENTS MEET TURKISH CUISINE: BOREK WITH LOBSTER

I enjoy cooking recipes from Turkish cuisine, but my biggest challenge is finding the correct ingredients where I live, in Nova Scotia. Most of the times, I have to substitute the ingredients with the equivalents that I find here in the market. But, this time I had a brilliant idea: Why not taking the ingredients… Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA INGREDIENTS MEET TURKISH CUISINE: BOREK WITH LOBSTER

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DESIGNING A BIRTHDAY DINNER MENU WITH CHAMPAGNE

32 years ago, on the very rainy morning in Izmir of March 4, I was born… I don’t know you, but I always loved to celebrate my birthdays. This is one thing that won’t change no matter how old I get, hopefully! I enjoy a lot being with my loved ones, put my nicest cloths,… Continue reading DESIGNING A BIRTHDAY DINNER MENU WITH CHAMPAGNE

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LAMB SHANKS PAIRED WITH CARMENERE

Already finished this longer February of the leap year, we are getting closer to end of winter (or that’s what I am hoping here in cold and icy Canada). Before the warm temperatures kicks in, it’s a good idea to cook a nice piece of lamb in the oven! I’ve never done the lamb shanks… Continue reading LAMB SHANKS PAIRED WITH CARMENERE

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NEW YEAR’S EVE TABLE: MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED STUFFED CALAMARI PAIRED WITH CHAMPAGNE

The decision on what to do on New Year’s Eve is never easy, and the pressure of the magical numbers of 2 and 0 coming together twice made it even more difficult. To celebrate beginning of 2020, I designed a special Champagne dinner. Mediterranean inspired stuffed calamari For main dish of New Year’s Eve table,… Continue reading NEW YEAR’S EVE TABLE: MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED STUFFED CALAMARI PAIRED WITH CHAMPAGNE

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BEST OF 2019

I still remember my excitement when we were about to enter to new millennium 2000. It is very hard to believe 20 years already passed from then, and today, here we are ready for 2020! In 2019, I had a resolution for my blog: Publish 2 articles a month at Wines of Nesli. It was… Continue reading BEST OF 2019

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CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: POMMERY

Visiting caves of Pommery was like being in a museum in which you can drink champagne, a modern dream for adults. As we arrived, the gates opened to a huge garden calling us to discover inside, and lead us to the buildings behind, this scenery gave me the sensation of being welcomed and the first… Continue reading CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: POMMERY

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GREEK FLAVORS IN MONTREAL

My friends are asking me why I love so much Montreal… My auto-answer is “because it’s international and multi-cultural as I am!” I love the city, I love the people, I love the culture it has and I love everything that it comes with it… Let me tell you what happened last time when I… Continue reading GREEK FLAVORS IN MONTREAL