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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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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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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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DISCOVERING MONTREAL IN 8 RESTAURANTS

Here comes the second edition of eating and drinking in Montreal! I’ve spent some amazing days in Montreal, discovering the new parts of it, visiting the quarters that I love the most and more importantly eating and drinking different places… If you haven’t read my first edition of Montreal restaurant reviews, here is your chance… Continue reading DISCOVERING MONTREAL IN 8 RESTAURANTS

Food · Wine

6 WINES FROM SAQ IN MONTREAL & FOOD PAIRINGS

Would you agree with me if I say there are 2 options when it comes to food and wine pairing? I am suggesting following two: You know what you are going to eat, and you will choose your wine. You know which wine you are going to drink, and you will choose the food. Most… Continue reading 6 WINES FROM SAQ IN MONTREAL & FOOD PAIRINGS

A year in Spain · Food

DINING EXPERIENCE AT EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA

I have to think for a couple of minutes to tell you what the best breakfast of my life was. Best lunch of my life? Probably I cannot even decide. But, if you ask me what the best dinner I had so far was, I can answer you immediately: The one at El Celler de… Continue reading DINING EXPERIENCE AT EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA

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THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH GRAPEVINE LEAVES

Have you ever thought what would be the best thing that you can do with grapevine leaves? Use them as decoration on your charcuterie boards? Dry them, frame them and hang on your wall? Good ones, but no! The best thing to do with grapevine leaves is simply… sarma! Sarma is a dish with a… Continue reading THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH GRAPEVINE LEAVES