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EUROPE

  • GREECE PIES RECIPES

    Making Hortopita in Rovies, Greece

      As I stood over Koula watching her roll the filo around her skinny rolling pin, stretching it out towards either end with her hands, unrolling it back into a flat circle, then rolling…

    November 17, 2015
  • ISRAEL TRAVEL

    Snapshots of Israel

    I cannot write about Israel properly, for now at least, because my trip there was problematic. It’s a long story. Reaaaally long. For now then I’ll just share some snaps and brief comments. I hope…

    June 6, 2015
  • FRANCE TRAVEL

    Five Places to Eat and Drink in Paris

    When my boyfriend and I (nope, still haven’t found a satisfactory substitute for the word ‘boyfriend’) first got together, he lived in Paris. It was romantic of course and fun, at first, until we…

    May 21, 2015
  • TRAVEL TURKEY

    Ten Things to Eat or Drink in Istanbul

    Istanbul is one of my favourite cities. I visited twice this year, way back in April, and although I’ve written about a few places I enjoyed, there’s more to add. I’m currently laid up in bed due…

    December 28, 2014
  • MEAT TURKEY

    Turkish Lamb Meatballs with Rhubarb

    Istanbul spans two continents, separated by the blustery Bosphorus. I’m sure you knew that already. Apparently tourists are often reluctant to cross over from the European to the Asian side, which is weird, because you can do…

    May 12, 2014