Kuşadası…….Travel guide and important info.

Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. Also close to classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination, Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbour are lined with hotels and restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island is a walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town, […]

Ramadan Pidesi ( Turkish flat bread) No knead!!

Delicious simple soft bread traditionally baked during the month of Ramadan In Turkey. It has soft crust and chewy interior goes well with bowl of soup or meat.  My mother in law makes a fantastic version of this! INGREDIENTS 250 g of strong flour 7 g sachet fast-action dried yeast 200 ml of luke warm […]

Welcoming our 3rd little miracle 👶🏼 (**Caution** truthful and raw insight into my labour.) please do not read if you’re over nervous for the birth.

Well after 9 months of morning sickness (happened anytime of the day) I was literally sick, every single day multiple times 😢😢. The last 4 weeks of pregnancy I was in slow labour and having full on painful contractions but very irregular and not quite long enough in time. The consultants working with me, decided […]

My own twist on one pot Turkish Köfte (meatballs) with Rice in a beautiful Tomato sauce and topped with melted Mozzarella.

Back when me and Cen were dating (nearly 10 years ago 😮) he used to take me to a fabulous little place to eat that was the cheapest priced in the town but served the most amazingly beautiful food!! Saray was the name! Every time we went, i always ordered the same thing, beaut köfte […]

Relieve excruciating ear infection pain in minutes!!

Both kids with very painful ear infections. Not had them both suffer at the same time before. Crying out in pain and it takes the calpol 20-30 mins to kick in. The best way I can relieve their pain within a few minutes is……… Rinse a cloth or flannel under the hot tap the hottest […]

Kuru fasulye ve Pilav – Lamb Turkish Beans and Turkish Rice

This is such a cheap dish to make and yet it’s so tasty and filling! Beautiful tomato infused beans with tasty chunks of diced lamb and beautiful spices. Ingredients 2 cans of cannellini beans 1 packet of diced lamb 2 tins of chopped tomatoes or 3 fresh tomatoes chopped. Half tube of tomato purée 1 […]

Oreo cheesecake (mmmm) no bake

If you have a sweet tooth then you’re gonna absolutely love this!! My mouth is watering as I’m trying this. INGREDIENTSFor the crust: 1 packet (14.3 oz) Oreos ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted For the cheesecake filling: 4 ounces white chocolate 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream ½ cup powdered sugar 16 ounces […]

Poğaça – Turkish feta dumplings (bread pasties)

These little beauties are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack served with turkish çay (tea) or even Ayran (turkish yogurt drink – see blog for recipe) A lot of tradition turkish woman like to get together and have a natter while serving up these ❤️ You can also fill them with whatever you fancy! […]

Sweet chilli, king prawn Creamy, pasta (cheat dish) stunning!! (Easy peasy)

Do you ever fancy something fancy but you either can’t be bothered to spend lots of time making it, you don’t have the ingredients in or you are simply to skint to afford it that week? Well this dish is quick and easy and absolutely stunning! Prawns are a little expensive though, especially king prawns. […]

Lamb meatballs in a rich tomato sauce & spaghetti

When I was a teenager, I used to go for a meal on special occasions at an Italian called Pierre Luigi’s in West Hull. It was the most amazing Italian food I’d ever tasted. I always ordered the same dishes! Starter was calamari on a bed of salad Dinner was always meatballs in tomato sauce […]

Fresh salmon, new potatoes, broccoli & cheese sauce

This is honestly one of my most fave meals. Traditionally it would be served with hollandaise sauce but I’m not a lover of it, so I substituted it with cheese sauce and it’s to die for!! Ingredient 2 small fillets of fresh boneless salmon Home made cheese sauce or packet cheers sauce A bag of […]

Karniyarik (stuffed eggplant 🍆) Özlem’s turkish table recipe.

I actually used Özlem’s method for this dish as I’ve tried many other and they never come out as nice as Özlem’s. Check out her wonderful website and book. “Özlem’s turkısh table. (You won’t be disappointed if you love turkish food as much as me) Ingredients Serves 6 Preparation time – 45 minutes Cooking time […]

Chocolate, peanut butter & oatmeal (NO BAKE) cookies 🍪

Ingredients • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces so it melts faster • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 cups sugar • 1/2 cup milk • 3 cups oats • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter • 1& 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Method 1 In a large saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, […]

Ramadan / Ramazan explained from an outsider.

Ramadan is a time of fasting for people who follow Islam. Ramadan is not a set calendar date. It comes early every year by ten days. Making things harder for them this year it has fallen within one of the hottest times of the year. This religious period of time tests the strength, determination and […]

Turkish Chicken sauté & traditional Turkish rice.

Ingredients Left over cooked chicken pull from the carcass or raw chicken breasts (cubes.) 2x Tins chopped toms Sliced bell pepper Garlic (amount required to taste) 2tsp cumin 1tsp salt A few twists of black pepper 1tsp paprika 2 medium onions A good squirt of tom purée/paste Method If using left over cooked chicken, Pull […]

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (my version….)

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Ingredients Base ◦ 250g Digestive biscuits ◦ 100g Butter (melted) Filling ◦ 750g Mascarpone ◦ 300 ml Double cream ◦ 2tsp Orange/vanilla extract ◦ 30g Cocoa powder ◦ 200g Icing sugar ◦ Few segments of Terry’s Choc Orange Decoration ◦ 1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange (segments & chopped ) METHOD First blend […]