Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık. There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare!

Spicy Stir-Fried Udon With Squid and Octopus

Spicy noodle dishes are my absolute favorite! For this meal, you’ll make a fiery sauce to coat mixed squid and octopus, stir-fried with veggies and noodles. It’s easy to make and full of flavor: spicy, umami, and a little bit of sweet. In Korean, this dish is called 오징어 와 낙지 우동국수 볶음.

Turkish Shish Kabob (Şiş Kebap – Antep)

Before visiting Turkey for the first time, Anthony Bourdain said he always thought of Turkish food as little more than “meat on a stick.” He later learned that the country’s cuisine is much more nuanced; however, he had a reason for his initial thoughts.  Kebap – otherwise known as kabob here in the U.S. – […]

Strawberry Cream Cake

When you head to a North Carolina farmer’s market during April or May, you’re faced with rows and rows of stands lined with big buckets of delicious strawberries. There are plenty of healthy ways to enjoy strawberries like eating them plain and putting on them on salads. But let’s face it, this fruit also makes […]

Farmer’s Market Strawberry Preserves

If you came home from the farmer’s market with a big tub of strawberries that you couldn’t possible eat quick enough before going bad, a batch of preserves is just the ticket. You can use preserves for more than just your morning toast – trying putting them into this indulgent Strawberry Cream Cake.

Spring Pasta With Asparagus, Tomato, Leeks, Shrimp

Spring is wonderful for so many reasons – the warming weather, more hours of sunshine, beautiful flowers and of course, a greater variety of seasonal vegetables. If you’re in the mood to splurge with a little pasta, this dish will make great use of your farmer’s market haul this Spring.