This summer weather in Turkey reminds me exactly of my two summers spent in Sicily in the mid 90's. Very hot. Very dry. Limited A/C, if any...and the smell of homemade cooking in every neighborhood. Those smells give you a great...
As many of you readers of my blog and followers on social media know already, I've been in Turkey for several months exploring the cuisine and the sights of the southern Turquoise Coast. It's a beautiful place with some...
If you're having people over on Eid day, chances are you're wondering what to put on the buffet for guests. In the hot summer weather, no one wants to be in front of a stove or eat heavy foods,...
Are you craving a light side dish for Iftar or even want to make a salad into a meal? It's just too hot to cook in most parts of the world at this point in the unofficial summer, so...
On these last days of Ramadan, everyone seems tired from the long day of fasting and especially tired of the intense cooking that comes with feeding a hungry crowd. For me, the further into Ramadan, the simpler my food usually...
In the heat of the summer, sometimes we crave hydration more than food, especially when fasting during a summer time Ramadan. That's why I love to freeze fruits and use them as 'ice cubes' in a variety of drinks...
If you love coffee and ice cream, this quick dessert recipe is for you. Affogato is an Italian word for the super delicious coffee drink with ice cream added to hot coffee- and it's fantastico, especially in the summer...
By the end of Ramadan, most of us fasting Muslims have completely filled our status quo of date consumption for the month, and perhaps much of the year. It’s that fruit with which we most commonly break our fasts...
Because it's a Sunnah to break one's fast with dates (something that Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, used to do), almost all Muslims will follow suit out of love and respect for this tradition.  After breaking the fast with dates, it's common...
My all-time favorite desserts are the simplest ones. I am not a fan of spending a lot of time making sweet things, only because I try to focus more on the main dishes but once in a while I...

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