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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

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CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: TAITTINGER

Champagne photo diary continues with Taittinger! I have been wanting to visit this champagne house since 2016, when I was in Napa. There, when I was driving from Napa to Sonoma, I was passing from Domaine Carneros, where Taittinger family produces delicious bubbles. After seeing that chateau, I knew that I had to visit them… Continue reading CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: TAITTINGER

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GOOD MORNING MONTREAL: 6 PLACES FOR BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Good morning Montreal! Wouldn’t you agree if I say breakfast is the best meal of the day? I think it definitely is, there’s nothing better than starting the day with a good breakfast. I generally like to have my breakfast home, and make sure that I have full stomach before heading to the new day… Continue reading GOOD MORNING MONTREAL: 6 PLACES FOR BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

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CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: RUINART

After the unforgettable morning we had at Veuve Clicquot, an exceptional experience was waiting us at Ruinart: At the beginning of the visit, I was very excited; and at the end, very impressed. I can easily say that visiting Ruinart was an experience with full of emotions, there is definitely something special that touched to… Continue reading CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: RUINART