Archive | May, 2013

Homemade pesto

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I found this recipe while living in Budapest, and I’m happy to say it’s a winner! Afiyet Olsun! Easy, Homemade and Cheap Pesto Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds 5 cloves garlic 3 cups fresh basil leaves 1 cup olive oil 1 pinch ground nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F […]

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Being Mama

This is the first year I feel like a mama. According to the photos and my blurry memory, last year at this time I had a precious 3 month old who rarely cried, lit up any room we entered, and was the source of great joy. Therefore, I didn’t really believe she was mine, I […]

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From Here to There Istanbul

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets a little stressed when trying to figure out the best way to get to some destinations in Istanbul. I think, Hmmm… is it better to take one boat, two buses and a mini bus, or should I take a train and two taxis? Another route […]

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Spring Green Istanbul Salad

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I’m a little opposed to the idea of salad recipes. That is, if the salad is carb-free. After all, aren’t I just throwing a bunch of vegetables together and calling it a day? A healthy day, that is? But, the other day I came up with the most delicious combination and thought, “Others need to […]

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Eggs, a tasty treat indeed

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Did you know eggs are seasonal? It’s hard to believe that since we have access to them year round, but truth be told, they are. After all, with the spring sunshine and abundance of vitamin D available, hens are on a laying streak! I didn’t give it much thought until I cracked open my breakfast […]

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