When I was a kid and living in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, we used to go to a kebab place called “Istanbul Kebapcisi” every once in a while as a family for a weekend lunch. It was a bit dark (because of heavy use of wood), meat-ful of place and even though I liked the food, I always secretly wished we went to a fancier place. The food was quite good though, at least as far as I can remember. Any kebab we ordered, red meat or chicken, was always served with bulgur pilaf.
I think I can confidently say that I grew up with green beans. Not this one, I mean French bean “haricot vert”, but a bit different green bean commonly found in Turkey. I used that easy peasy recipe that I know by heart for French beans this time.
Well, the sunshine is slowly fading these days. It’s still relatively warm, and not extremely hot like just about 10 days earlier. So, we may start to have a bit of hearty soup. But to keep the spirits high, we can make it sunshine yellow!
This one is sooo delicious that I almost ate the whole thing by myself with fresh, crusty bread. I mean, it has so many of my favourite ingredients, like the lovely tomato.
I like stuffed veggies. This one, stuffed tomato (well yes, technically tomato is a fruit but it is a culinary vegetable, so..), was something I never tasted or at least didn’t remember tasting. Though, I remember my mother used to cook these alongside stuffed peppers. I guess I always preferred the peppers.
Jeee, I’m so so so happy with this recipe! Because it is delicious and it is interesting! (Well, for me at least…)
I had a very nice Midsummer (Juhannus in Finnish) eve with lovely friends on Friday. I was a little stressed that day because of personal issues, but a day of eating, drinking and spending lovely time with friends helped me quite a bit. We all brought food to the table. A similar version of this salad was served by our lovely host, Essi. After all, one cannot think of a Midsummer in Finland without potato salad! So here today is my version.
So, my only experience with wasabi in life has been nudging the little knobs of it next to my sushi plate, thinking if I should eat it or not. Never used it in a recipe, never saw it in any food (other than sushi..).
Yes, the title is a reference to Game of Thrones!! But well, I also did promise the recipe of these cookies to several people. And I am finally writing the blog post while waiting for the first episode of final season of Game of Thrones!
Erm, well, I’m about to have a heart attack at this very moment. So I decided to work on this blog post. The thing is, I am not about to have a heart attack because of pineapples.