No, I don’t mean a more environmentally-friendly grilled cheese sandwich.  I mean the color, as in using greener ingredients as you explore variations on a classic comfort food. In anticipation of National Grilled Cheese Day today (#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay), we tried Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese last night.  Mmm mmm good!  As we savored every bite of our first […]

Shawarma is a meat preparation technique in Turkey where lamb, chicken, beef, or a combination of meats are placed on a vertical spit and slowly roasted for a long time. To serve the shawarma, long, thin slices of the meat are carved from the spit. It is then served in salads, in sandwiches, or simply […]

Crossing the Galata Bridge on a busy Saturday morning is quite a feat!  Each side is lined with fishermen who probably arrived at dawn to secure their spot.  Cars whiz past in the center section of the bridge while pedestrians and street vendors pack the wide sidewalk on each side.  Below all of this activity, […]

After enjoying a panoramic view of the Istanbul peninsula from the top of the Galata Tower, my colleague, Sarah, and I crossed the Galata Bridge, weaving our way through a mass of fishermen, street vendors, and other pedestrians.  From the other side of the bridge, we had a decent view of both the bridge and […]

Because it was a Saturday and the weather was unseasonably warm, a colleague and I set out on foot to get as much sight-seeing as possible crammed into our gorgeous day.  The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower that was a short walk from our hotel.  When it was built in the 1300s it […]