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View from my roof terrace in Balat, Istanbul / A kitchen in Istanbul

Happy new year!

2016 didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. Fortunately, there was lots of good with the bad. At this time last year, I was two months into a…

Moro The Cookbook

I love people who think different and just go for it. When Sam & Sam Clarke (Samantha and Samuel, husband and wife) had been working at the iconic River Café…

Balat Carsisi - local Turkish market - A kitchen in Istanbul

The art of shopping at the local Turkish market

Tuesdays are important in my Istanbul neighbourhood of Balat. It’s the day the housewives bring out their trolley bags and stroll down the streets to Mahkeme Altı Caddesi, appropriately dressed with,…

A visit from Andreas Viestad

I had been blogging for about five months. While traffic had started to increase, my blog was still small and I was quite surprised when I received an email from Andreas…