Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration
Hi there,

As most of the North Hemisphere is dealing with freezing temperatures, we are enjoying the sunny (but sometimes, rainy) days down here, in the Caribbean. Virgin Gorda is full of tourists, most of whom are here to take a break from the cold. I personally love this time of the year, mainly because I make friends with some of those people I meet around the island.

Where ever you are in the world, I hope you are safe and warm.

Here are some links for your weekend reading pleasure.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your family!

Aysegul

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Huevos Rancheros with Posada Corazon’s Pasilla Chile Sauce

Huevos Rancheros with Posada Corazon's Pasilla Chile Sauce

It is no secret that our trip to San Miguel de Allende was one that we will never forget. And it is not just because we fell in love with this historical city, but also because we got a chance to eat some of the best Mexican food that we have ever had in our lives. Prior to my trip, I had one thing in mind, and that was finding the best huevos rancheros recipe and recreate it at home. See, the thing is there is no such thing as a “recipe” for huevos rancheros – the … Read More...

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

I am a big fan of Mexican food, but feel as though I know very little about it. After our visit to San Miguel, I was reminded of this fact once again, and decided that it is time for me to learn more about it. Here, what I mean by learning is to start from the basics and build on it as I gain more knowledge in time. The first morning of our San Miguel de Allende trip, we went to our hotel’s restaurant for breakfast. As lovers of Mexican food, both Dwight and I had one thing in mind; … Read More...

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hello there from a very sunny Caribbean Island, As we are gearing towards a very busy holiday season, the weather on Virgin Gorda is the best that has ever been. The water is so clear and refreshing that makes me never want to leave the beach. You can follow me on Instagram to see some of my beach pictures. Hope you are having a great Saturday. Here are some fun links to read for your weekend reading pleasure. Until next week... Ice … Read More...

Savory Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olive Cake

Savory Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olive Cake

After my mother’s passing, her best friends became my best friends. Though I wish it was under different circumstances, I am glad I have them in my life. Sevil is one of those friends, and she is very near and dear to me. Though she lives in Turkey, she and I regularly have coffee dates over Skype, where we almost always talk about food and recipes. Lucky for me, she is one of the best home cooks I know, and she is always available to help when I am in need. This Savory Feta Cheese and … Read More...

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

When I was 10 years old, with the hopes of building their very first home, my parents bought a small land with a couple of their friends outside Bursa, the city that I grew up. After many years of living in small rented apartments, they wanted a larger house that also has a garden that my father could grow fruits and vegetables. It wasn’t like we were a wealthy family. Most days, it was hard for them make the ends meet. They were both working in jobs where they could live as a middle class … Read More...

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hi there, I hope you are off to a fun weekend. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary this past week. I can't believe that I have been happily married for 3 years now. Time flies.. Dwight's gift was the German Chocolate Cake that you see in the picture. If you want the recipe, you can find it here.. Here are some fun links for your weekend reading pleasure.. Cheers from a very rainy Caribbean island! Until next week.. Aysegul - "Ice" ~  Eva is the only person I know, … Read More...

Red Lentil Soup with Urfa Chile and Butter Drizzle

Red Lentil Soup with Urfa Chile and Butter Drizzle

Last week, I went to pick up my father from New York City. Since this is his first time coming down to the islands, he did not want to fly down by himself and asked if I could pick him up. As I would never miss an opportunity for a couple of fun days in New York, I immediately agreed and bought my ticket to the big city. He flew directly from Istanbul to New York. We spent 2 full days in New York doing a lot of walking, sightseeing, and eating some amazing food. Unfortunately, it rained the … Read More...