Tag Archives: cookery

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime (I)

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    Friday 15 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first Weekly Photo Challenge image for the theme “Dinnertime” is a bowl of yummy traditionally prepared Turkish spinach. If …
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  2. Something simple from the freezer

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    Sunday 21 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    With three freezers full of homegrown produce, it’s a pretty regular occurrence that I delve into their depths with not …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle (I)

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    Monday 31 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge brings you three shots of just three of a number of …
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  4. Wordless Wednesday ~ Favourite dish

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    Wednesday 24 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My favourite side dish, PEPPERS ‘N’ YOGHURT; dried peppers cooked crisp and served with a bowl of cool natural unpasteurized …
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  5. Peppers & Yoghurt

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    Saturday 21 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of my favourite side dishes are hot peppers served with yoghurt – very traditional fare and my treat. My …
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  6. Excellent for salad

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    Tuesday 17 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of our best natural ingredients we have for a fresh salad are from the broad beans. . . We …
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  7. Homemade Bread

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    Saturday 14 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I have no home phone or internet this weekend, thanks to a nine hour storm that knocked out the local …
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  8. Bay leaves anyone?

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    Tuesday 10 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I remember these things in cookery lessons, but to be honest, that was about as much knowledge I had on …
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  9. Turkish Style Spinach

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    Sunday 01 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Popeye had a point…. Spinach IS an excellent source of nutrition, but to be honest, I’d never really fancied it, usually …
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  10. Red Lentil Köfte

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    Sunday 22 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One of the meals favoured by the Spike tummy is what is known in Turkish as Mercimekli Köfte (pronounced Mer-ji-mek-li …
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  11. Aşure (“ah-shu-reh” in Turkish)

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    Sunday 15 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    You may have heard of this dish, Ashure (as it’s spelt in English) as it’s famed in cultures and religions beyond the …
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  12. Them Chooks Named ‘Soup’

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    Tuesday 13 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As you may recall, all our spare roosters in the pen had the name ‘Soup’. Someone even asked me why …
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  13. Spike’s Caramelised Baby Clementines

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    Thursday 01 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s something a little different from my kitchen… In the orchards we have mostly clementine trees, which are ‘in harvest’ …
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  14. Peeling a Pommie

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    Sunday 23 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another question I am often asked, is how the chuff does one peel a pommie (that is, pomegranate to normal …
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  15. Deniz Börülcesi

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    Sunday 23 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    What the heck am I on about? Well, Deniz Börülcesi, as we call it in Turkish, is a salty, seaweedy …
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  16. Homemade Wild Sour Pomegranate Extract

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    Saturday 08 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Regional palettes vary worldwide, with every corner of the earth claiming certain culinary favourites that locals simply take for granted. …
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  17. Plentiful Pepper Preparation

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    Saturday 01 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I am often asked about what the hell we do with all the fruit and veg that we grow. Well, …
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  18. Stuffed Vine Leaves

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    Saturday 26 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Stuffed vine leaves are a national dish here in Turkey, and certainly one of our favourites. They keep in the …
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  19. First Beetroot

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    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These were so very tasty, freshly prepared for our salad last night 🙂

  20. From Burgers To Homegrown

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    Saturday 08 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    HEALTH HERO – that’s a funny term isn’t it? Trawling around the net this week, I came across a site …
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