Monday, July 14, 2008

Going Back

Here, of course. This Saturday. Waiting impatiently. Beyond excited.

* This blog has been kind of dead for a while, mostly because work has been crazy and i have no time to breathe let alone think. But, I hope to come back bearing many stories and even more pictures.

14 comments:

Tabula Rasa said...

ha. enjoy!

Szerelem said...

why "ha"?
Enjoy, I will :)

??! said...

bugger!

Well, as long as you get me a nice couscous recipe, we won't hold it against you.

have fun.

Szerelem said...

But couscous is a Maghrebi dish!!! Didn't see/eat any last time I was there - I'll bring back photos/ recipes of other stuff? Have I told you about karniyarik?

??! said...

I know, I know. But the way food travels, I figured there's a good chance of some authentic stuff being found there too.

That dish looks amazing - although I stopped reading the second I saw 'pilaf'. It's not olde english! Why do they mix up the v's and f's? Ugh!

Szerelem said...

Ah, cos it is pilaf in Turkish!
Let's see if I find couscous but there's so much brilliant Turkish food to eat there.Oh, and the sweets!!!GAH. No surprise I can't even focus on work anymore...

km said...

Turks have a food preparation called "cigarette borek"?

Well now I've heard just about everything.

//"toss me a cigarette/I think there's one in my raincoat"

Zuma's colored balls said...

sultanahmet camii!!... i have so many bittersweet memories of this...

Zuma's colored balls said...

err... on second look it looks like the hagia sofia.. the blue background confused....

Szerelem said...

ayasofya! No six minarets, see?
Why do you have bittersweet memories of the the Sultanahmet Camii??! (I didn't know you'd been to Istanbul...)

Szerelem said...

km: those boreks are yummy, btw.

Zuma's colored balls said...

are you absolutely sure? it is because i could discern only 4 minarets on 2nd look that i thought it was ayasofia. and besides the main dome looks bulkier and the facade really looked like sofia. the blue mosque is so much more light and gracile...but then it is your picture, you know best.

szerelem says: "I didn't know you'd been to istanbul..."

well szerelem didn't know i like my steak medium rare either.... if szerelem sees what i mean ;-)

and as for the bittersweet memories; it has much to do with a doomed painting; and as with these things usually... a girl (yeah yeah anti-climax, i know). but that (as the epilogue of the cult classic starring our good governator says) is another story...

Szerelem said...

Sure, I'm sure. And yes, I knew you'd say something like that about not knowing that you were in Istanbul - do you have any sketches of there?

Also, it's not my picture, it's actually by a famour Turkish painter Mustafa Pilevneli

Zuma's colored balls said...

there was one - soft pastel painting, not sketch though