February 2010

Creamy Yogurt Dip w/Cucumbers & Fresh Mint~Haydari

by Sara Hafiz on February 28, 2010

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 small english seedless cucumber fresh sprigs of mint fresh parsley salt & pepper to taste sprinkle some Sumac on top for garnish METHOD: Grate the cucumber on a grater with larger blades or you can chop it finely. Chifianaude the mint & chop up Parsley. Add salt & freshly [...]


Istanbul ~ Turkey

by Sara Hafiz on February 27, 2010

Historic and modern, European and Asian — that’s the Beautiful city of Istanbul. Once was called Constantinople. This city is so unique that it spreads out on two continents & is home to ancient structures like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in the Old City, as well as modern businesses, hotels, restaurants and nightlife in areas like [...]


Grilled ~ Lamb Souvlaki w/Fresh Thyme

by Sara Hafiz on February 26, 2010

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lb of lean boneless lamb 1 inch cubes 1/4 or less Olive Oil juice of one lemon 2 tsp of fresh thyme 1 tsp fresh & dried oregano 2 garlic cloves 8-10 bay leaves, preferabley fresh 1/2 tst freshly ground black pepper METHOD: This dish tastes best on a grill. although I used a grill [...]


Roasted Vegetables Greek Salad

by Sara Hafiz on February 24, 2010

INGREDIENTS: 1 Small eggplant 1 Red Bell Pepper 1 Yellow Bell Pepper 1/4 cup Roasted Tomatoes 1/4 cup or less pitted Kalamata Olives 1/4 cup or less good Greek Feta Cheese juice of one fresh lemon 2-3 cloves of Garlic 3 – 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sprigs of fresh Thyme 1 Tsp of dried & [...]


Santorini, Greece

by Sara Hafiz on February 24, 2010

  Santorini has to be the most breathtaking place on earth. I mean at first your eyes cannot register the extreme beauty of Santorini. No wonder great poets have sung its praises, about 4.000 year ago. Santorini is a unique and very special island because of its natural beauty, the incredible view of the caldera, the famous sunset and the luxurious resorts situated [...]

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