The Greek Island of Kastellorizo

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Daytrip to Greek Island

Greek Island Kastellorizo, also called Meis and Megisti

As told you  here, I had to exit Turkey so I get back in and fix my overstayed residence visa (ikamet). We were living in Mersin at that time and decided that the Greek Island Kastellorizo was the easiest way out. For that we (my daughter Selin made the trip to Antalya with me) had to travel to Kas, Antalya and from there take a ferry boat to Kastellorizo island, called Meis ada in Turkish and it's Greek name is Megisti.

We moved (again) - From Mersin to Kas

Friday, September 2, 2016

Hello from Kaş / Antalya

 ~ a new adventure for us ~

We came here twice on a short vacation this Summer and "third time good time" as they say, We moved here! YAY!

Club Çapa Hotel

Infinite pool at the Club Çapa Hotel in Kaş, Antalya, Turkey

Christmas - My "Grown Up Wishlist"

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grown Up Wishlist

It's Christmas time! YEAH!

Hello you all, Oh my it has been a while that I have been blogging, but here I am back once again! Guess what, I moved again! Still by the sea, still in Mersin, still in Turkey Yeah! I am loving it here.This time a cozy little place. We're still decorating but hey... our Christmas tree is standing!

Found some wonderful gifts for my family and some of my friends and then thought, what about a few gifts for myself... haha...  Some things that we still need here at the new cozy place. and a few items just for me! :-)

I am excited to show you my "wishlist"

 Lotus leaf ceramic plates, Chunky, soft, and extremely cozy floor pillows, Camp stool, Banana leaf storage basket (For each Banana Leaf Rectangle sold, the artisan is able to pay for annual health insurance for one family member!), Rose botanica travel candle, Mon Cher journal linen diary, Eye reviver illuminating neutrals palette, Sea fan & sand necklace (This couldn't be more me!! LOVE!), Feather cuff ring.

I found all these wonderful items at the Spring store! 
Actually to tell you the truth, this list could have been soooo much longer haha! Saw so much that I love, Lucky me though, not long after the New Year, my birthday comes up, I might just make me another list then ! :-) hehe....

Rose And Poppy Syrup - Gül Ve Gelincik Şurubu

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rose Syrup

Something with roses again. 
Remember I got so many petals the other day when I was preparing the white chocolate rose truffles? Today, on my morning walk I picked some poppy flowers. Went home and prepared a rose syrup. A quick and easy thing to do, but now I need patience as it will have to wait for at least one month. It will be ready to use right on time though. It's getting warmer here everyday, but then it will be hot here and we'll be then able to prepare some refreshing drinks and cocktails. 
Oh I can't wait!

Rose Syrup Recipe -
Rose And Poppy Syrup

Rose Petal Chocolate Truffles

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rose Petal Truffles

Another wonderful day here in Mersin, Turkey. 
I had so much fun with the preparation of these rose petal truffles.  This morning I went for a nice walk along the beach and this is where I got the idea to do something with rose petals, maybe because I saw all the roses in bloom everywhere? Then I remembered that I wanted to use the red beet juice I preserved the other day after making the red beet hummus.  Alright, I thought what about pink chocolate to coat rose petal truffles? ... and so, I went on to the store to get a few more ingredients and then back home to the compound by the sea. We have a wonderful garden here full of all kind of flowers and of course lots of roses. YAY! So I walked up to one of the guards and asked if I could get some, Someone later delivered me a bag full of pretty pink rose petals. Way more than I needed, already thinking of other things to do with them, perhaps a nice jam.

Rose Petal Chocolate Truffles  - Recipe -
Rose Petal Chocolate Truffles