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Another farmers market visit day and again the fridge is full of wild herbs. We missed so much to have them around all the time, since weeks, every farmers market day we come home and cook something with them. Easy, healthy and delicious.

Today we had malllow frittata for the lunch. Leaves of roughly chopped bunch of mallows, sliced spring onions, eggs, corn flour or fine bread crumbs, olive oil, salt, black pepper, dried red chilli flakes. Ta taaa! Enjoy your frittata!

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Bu hafta pazarda otların arasında yine kendimizi kaybettik ve buzdolabını otla doldurduk. İstediğimiz zaman elimizin altında ot bulunması rahatlığını o kadar özlemişiz ki, haftalardır pazara gittikten sonra eve koşup hemen birkaç çeşit ot yemeği yapıp afiyetle götürüyoruz. Hem kolay, hem sağlıklı, hem de lezzetli.

Bugün pazar dönüşü de ebegümecili kaygana pişirdik. Kabaca doğranmış ebegümeci yaprakları, ince doğranmış taze soğan, yumurta, mısır unu ya da galeta unu (bizim evdeki usûl, kavanoz diplerinde hangisinden arta kalmış varsa bitirmek için o), zeytinyağı, tuz, karabiber, kırmızı pulbiber. Şifa niyetine…

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This week we made our first visit of the year to farmers market, we lost ourselves between the aromas of fresh vegetables, fruits, goat cheeses, olives, rustic breads and we came back home with our hands full of things we missed when we were away. Two of them are nettles and mallows. Actually in London it’s not difficult to find both but mostly in dog poo areas. And in the markets, they do not bring and sell these herbs picked from the dog poo free areas like in Turkish farmers markets.

In western Turkey, we use to eat lots of vegetables and herbs. Wild herbs form an important part of the diet specially in Aegean region of Turkey. During winter and spring, if we are around our home in the island, we pick them directly from our garden. If we are in Istanbul, we buy from farmers markets. We use them in soups, böreks (Turkish pies made with filo pastry), frittatas.

And sometimes we boil them just few minutes, then drizzle lemon juice or vinegar and olive oil top of it, add one crashed clove of garlic and enjoy with the rakı!

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(Ey Okur! A Cat From London yayın hayatına Londra ellerinde başladığından, Londra’ya yaşamaya ya da gezmeye gelecek her milletten okuyucuya ulaşsın diye dili İngilizce idi. Her ne kadar adında bir değişiklik olmasa da, artık Türkiye’de olduğumuz için yazıları İngilizce ve Türkçe yazmaya karar verdik. Vatana millete hayırlı olsun diyor, açılışı yapıyoruz…)

Yeni yılın ilk pazar ziyaretini bu hafta yaptık. Mis gibi meyve, sebze, keçi peyniri, zeytin, köy ekmeği kokularının arasında kendimizi kaybettik ve sonunda eve elimiz kolumuz özlediğimiz bir sürü şey ile dolu olarak döndük. Uzaktayken en çok özlediğimiz şeylerden biri kışın ve baharda bol bol ot yiyememek olduğundan, ısırgan ve ebegümecileri görür görmez kapıp eve getirdik. Her ne kadar pazarlarında bulunmasa da, Londra elleri ısırgan ve ebegümeci kaynadığından, her yürüyüşte karşımıza çıkıyordu. Üstelik dört mevsim kış olduğundan her daim bulmak mümkündü ama kuçu eesi aromalı olmayanı bulmak neredeyse imkânsızdı.

Adada kendi bahçemizden topladığımız otların körpeliğinin yanından bile geçemeyecek kartlıkta olsalar da, ebegümecilerin bir demedi acilen haşlandı, üzerine zeytinyağı limon gezdirildi, bir diş de dövülmüş sarımsak eklenince akşamki rakı sofrasına mis gibi meze oldu. Şimdi aklımız keçi peyniriyle börek olacak ısırganlarda.

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Today was a  perfect, sunny day in our little kingdom. After a nice breakfast at home we walked to Southbank for a special car boot sale: Classic Car Boot Sale.

It was a very special car boot sale because all sellers came there with their vintage cars and motorcycles, even the food vans were vintage style. It was a real heaven for vintage lovers, classic car and motorcycle fans and there was also some little treats for foodies. We tried lobster rolls of Bob’s Lobster which they were serving from a vintage VW van and it was just “delicious”.

After the car boot sale we walked through Gerrard Street and filled our stomacs with chinese food. Then a little grocery shopping in our favorite Turkish supermarket and finally washing down the chinese food we ate, in our pub with few pints.

Now it’s time for some cups of good tea with homemade peanut butter cookies and enjoy British crime dramas!

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After a nice walk to Old Spitalfields Market in a sunny London day, some vintage shopping.

Perfect for a lazy saturday.

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This week’s fresh flowers at home from Columbia Road Flower Market: anemones.

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Today (like yesterday) was another sunny day in our little kingdom and we walked to Columbia Road Flower Market for a late breakfast and to buy fresh flowers for our home.

In the market we have our breakfast always in our favorite place at Printers&Stationers in Ezra Street. The sandwiches are tasty and even the market is packed, this little cozy place is quite. Before the owners were serving our smoked salmon sandwiches and red wine while they were preparing to their selfs a morning drink, we were having a chat with their dog.

We didn’t go there for a while and today after buying some anemones for home, we popped for a glass of wine and sandwiches. The sandwiches were delicious again and we tried also the new pork and chutney sandwich. But we noticed some little changes in decoration and service. It looks like they are making a step forward with more staff, putting printed menu on the tables, more choice of sandwich, salad addition to sandwich plates, etc. We hope this step don’t turn our favorite place in the market to a less cozy place.

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Small, 5-6 stalls pop-up christmas market at Dalston Pier. It’s worth only if you are in the neighborhood.

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