I once created a cooking class, called 'Zen in the Kitchen'. Then wrote a book called the same. Then started the group with that name and the blog came after. All this happened in Turkish. Now is the time for the English version of it. Let's see what will cook here!

Monday, July 30, 2007

First figs of the season

First figs of the season.
From our farmers' market.
From the lovely old woman I called "rose faced aunty".
Not because her face looks like a rose.
It's a saying in Turkish.
When we like someone,
we say "rose faced."
Her face is angellike.
First figs of the season.
One kilo costs 2 Turkish lira. Which means 1.2 euro or 1.5 USD.
I love figs.
What should I do with them?
I love figs.
I love to eat them one after the other.
My dear friend Erhan, the creative chef of Zeytinbagi, made a
wonderful appetizer last week. He sliced them, added goat
cheese between the slices and wrapped them in vine leaves.
Then grilled.
So tasty.

Friday, July 20, 2007


I can swear there is a bird in this flower
Oh, perfect daughter of the mother earth,
Bring news from my beloved friend.
Is he content?
Is there joy in his heart?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Mouth watering.
Just rocket and alfalfa sprouts.
I know eating them
will bring health.
And joy.