Archive | October, 2012

Istanbul 2 months down

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I don’t even know how to write this post. We’ll just see what comes. We’ve now been here 2 months. Wow! This is how I’m feeling and faring. Frustrated that I’m not yet fluent in Turkish (my expectations may have been off). Happy that I’m home. Overjoyed to connect with old friends again. Skinny as […]

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Istanbul Moms, It’s National Oatmeal Day

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Well, who knew? As it turns out, today, October 29th, is National Oatmeal Day (In America, I guess?) And, since I love, love oatmeal and since it’s in abundance here in Turkey, I thought I’d share my favorite oatmeal recipes. No Bake Energy Bites– my addiction this past summer Cranberry-Orange pancakes– A Christmas and Easter […]

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Pumpkin Banana Muffins

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Hello to all Istanbul Moms that love to bake! Great news! I heard recently through the grapevine that there is fresh pumpkin available here in Istanbul. I haven’t seen it as yet, but I’m sure it’s right around the corner. When it comes you’ll be ready to bake up these delicious and nutritious muffins. I […]

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Thorns and Thistles

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Today was a thorns and thistles kind of day, but I can’t say that I can blame Turkey. Although living here didn’t make today easier. I gave Ellie some egg yolk with her lunch, and that’s where all the trouble started. It ended with this picture. How did she end up with a Louisiana State […]

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You know you live in Istanbul when…part 2

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1) You are taking a Turkish language exam and there isĀ  cat laying down on the table you are taking your test on. And you know what else? The proctor thinks nothing of it! 2) You are perusing the store and see a cat taking a nap on a pile of scarves in the store. […]

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