Istanbul! I miss you already!

The best holiday we’ve had – Istanbul, what an amazing city you are, I miss you already! Flea markets, history, food, buzzing neighbourhoods, the best people watching, clean streets, efficient public transport and the beautiful mighty bosphorous always in your viewfinder; plus such friendly people eager for a chat over a cup of tea. This is a city I’ll go back to in a heart beat… Continue reading

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Istanbul Calling

By this time on Saturday I expect to be enjoying a view of the Bosphorous with some form of kebab in my hand. Yes! We booked in March and the time is finally here: we’ll be holidaying in Istanbul for ten glorious days. I wish we were taking Abroozi but he’ll be in good hands with our friend SD (her family) and her dog, Simba – Abroozi’s best friend. Continue reading

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Thousand year sauce

Thousand year sauce – a soy sauce based master stock reused for poaching/braising meat, ‘fed’ or replenished for years and handed down the generations, packed with flavour, richer and bolder with every feed. We’ve been feeding our stock for 3 years. Continue reading

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