My demitasse cup of Turkish Coffee to be used in my Turkish Coffee Reading later.
Gratitude is not the word
It was an experience that I was looking forward to very much and this woman right here did not disappoint. Turkish Coffee Reader- Simply the best.
Find out why, I was wearing these blue plastic shower caps in my blog post: Khave Reading
Don't look back?
You know what they say, "Don't look back". But like Lot's wife I disobeyed and I am so glad that I did. On my first visit to Ankara, I looked back to see this amazing sight. Enjoy!
I bought a bouquet of flowers for my roommate to celebrate her birthday. Here they are displayed during a birthday part for her.
We celebrated in fine style. I am particularly proud of this cake even though I did not bake it because I had to secretly order at a bakery with very little knowledge of Turkish. The baker and I managed to understand each other's concept.
The perfect drink over the perfect conversation.
In one of the many restaurants looking over Taksim.
I love lamb and Turkish cuisine is not complete without it.
I have had sea bass many times in the West and I HATED it. But I decided to give it a try in Istanbul. The best fish I have ever had and this is coming from a Caribbean girl.
A tradition throughout the Middle East, the evil eye is used to protect you from the envy and ill will that some may have for you. Here, it was given to me as part of a gift.
I swear that there are as many breads in Turkey as there are days of the year. Baked to golden perfection, this round bread was as delicious as it looked.
Cake fit for a....
They said that they chose this cake for me because it reminded them of the lady that I am... Not my words, theirs!
On the last day of summer, I ordered a lemonade, which the waiter called a 'Churchill'. He added soda water to it.
Marie Antoinette Blues
As I sat daydreaming, my eyes fell on this image and I couldn't resist taking a photo. I called it Marie Antoinette Blues in Turkey.
Wearing a beautiful ring, I am busy finishing a piece for my blog.
Turkish Balik- Fish
Fried Fish. This was so good!!! It reminded me so much of Caribbean Flying Fish. In the Caribbean, fish is pretty much all season. However, in Turkey it is definitely only available at certain times of the year- usually October to March/April.
When travelling this part of the world, most people go for the kebabs and other dishes synonymous with Middle Eastern/Turkish cuisine. But as a person coming from the Caribbean where there are as many types of fish as there are people, I urge anyone travelling through Turkey during the months mentioned to try some of their amazing fish.
The bones were delicious too :)!
This dessert which is commonly eaten during the Day of Ashure, is perhaps one of the best desserts that I have ever had.
I am not usually a fan of puddings, especially no bake ones and custardy type desserts, but this was simply amazing.
Pictured here was a coconut and cinnamon flavoured ashure. For those of you from the Caribbean it was the equivalent of a coconut sno-cone with condense milk.
You better believe that I will be posting a recipe soon.
This is the most indulgent flat bread pizza you will ever have. Healthy too! Yum...So Good
So nice, I had to post twice
I love the modesty of Middle Eastern dress. Dainty, minimal and skimming are the words of the day when it comes to Middle Eastern Style. I don't think anyone does it better than Turkish women. Here I am wearing a tea length cardigan hoodie. Yes hoodie! Sportswear never looked so damn good.
These recent weeks in the world's history has left me no choice but to ponder on so many things that I wish I didn't have to.