Monthly Archives: January 2019

The past week has been a little different for us. Sönmez is in Turkey for the semester break and Esma has family visiting. So this week I’ve been hosting old neighbors and new friends over here and I’ve really enjoyed this little break from the normal formal lessons to enjoy more play dates and tea time with friends. It’s been fun to try some new recipes as well. These little cheese pastries are easy to make: they’re basically phyllo sheets filled with two types of cheese and fresh parsley rolled up and fried in sunflower oil.

The past week has been a little different for us. Sönmez is in Turkey for the semester break and Esma has family visiting. So this week I've been hosting old neighbors and new friends over here and I've really enjoyed this little break from the normal formal lessons to enjoy more play dates and tea time with friends. It's been fun to try some new recipes as well. 
These little cheese pastries are easy to make: they're basically phyllo sheets filled with two types of cheese and fresh parsley rolled up and fried in sunflower oil.

One of the highlights of my week on Wednesday mornings is spending a couple hours with my friend Irfan. He owns a local restaurant which makes Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) and Döner (Shaved chicken/meat). We spend a lot of time talking about different parts of his work, family and life. Now that our language is growing deeper, it’s fun to be able to connect and understand deeper parts of peoples lives and to share ours. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him.

One of the highlights of my week on Wednesday mornings is spending a couple hours with my friend Irfan. He owns a local restaurant which makes Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) and Döner (Shaved chicken/meat). We spend a lot of time talking about different parts of his work, family and life. Now that our language is growing deeper, it’s fun to be able to connect and understand deeper parts of peoples lives and to share ours. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him.