All posts tagged: Opinel Knife

Coconut Crumbed Mung Bean Sprout Fritters

Patience…patience… Life in Turkey is very slow, so slow that waiting is big part of my life. Take a deep breath and let it be, let it go… Boşver… the word Mr.O often throws at me who frets over small things. I’ve been waiting for my knife to be delivered for over 5 months, though I was told 3 months. What kind of knife, you would wonder, right? I ordered a special knife when we had a family trip to Babakale. I’m still waiting, bugging Mr.O’s dad to find out if it’s on its way or it’s still being made. We were told that the knife will be passed on to the family friend who is living there and then she will bringing it to a relative in Çanakkale, and then finally to Istanbul, not by post but in person, who will come to Istanbul, and god knows when it will happen. At the moment, two of my knives, Opinel and Sürmene, and guess who won in the tomato slicing competition, which is the best sharpness …

Vegetable Lasagna / Vinkara Öküzgözü – Boğazkere

It is so much fun cooking and eating with people who are passionate about good eating and good life. As what I am trying to do with my blog is to cook, eat and drink with other people, I created a “Guests Cooking” page where I was thinking of writing stories about cooking with friends, families, people I know or even total strangers who want to cook for me and eat with me. And the first posting happened to be of the French couple, Julien and Emma, who stayed with us for a few days and recently started on their month-long adventure around Turkey. What incredibly pleasant people they were! They were good examples of beautiful human beings, full of knowledge and passion for everything including history, language, sociology, science, computer, and food, etc., and hearts for sharing, caring and learning. Especially, Julien is multi-talented, currently working as a shepherd, a French shepherd! Fromage! fromage!, but unfortunately his farm is for meat not for cheese.