Archive | March, 2013

Winter Vegetable Salad

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I suppose this post could have been more timely… Say, December? But, truth be told I just thought of it recently, and had to share! You see, it’s not just any salad. I shared it with 4 of my Turkish friends and they really liked it, so it also gets the Turkish stamp of approval […]

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You Are Probably a Better Mom Than You Realize

The other day I was a little shocked by a comment a friend made to me. We were talking about the never ending commentary and endless suggestions that we encounter while strolling the town with our children. “Your child will get sick. She’s not warm enough!” “A part of her leg is showing. Surely she’ll […]

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You know you are a foreign kid being raised in Istanbul when…

1) Your mother speaks two languages: one for indoors, one for outdoors. 2) Your mother dresses you according to which friends you will see. Turkish friends: undershirt required. Anyone else: no undershirt. 3) You’ve heard your mother answer the following questions 2,347 times: Where are you from? How long have you been here? What do […]

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Istanbulwoods Chicken Salad

As the weather has been warming up and the sun has been peeking through the clouds, I’ve been craving salad with a vengeance. All winter long I experimented with soup after soup and had fun with the ingredients I found here. However, this past week I wanted to try my hand at some new salad […]

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Using All Parts of the Buffalo

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Now, I don’t boast enough Native American blood to have earned me tuition money for college, but I think I would make my very distant Native American relatives proud by some of the ways I’ve managed to use all parts of the buffalo, figuratively speaking, of course. Trader Joe’s coffee My husband and I are […]

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