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Nicola Green
Our Közmatık has been featured in The New York Times!

Our Közmatık has been featured in The New York Times!

Aaah....we are feeling kind of proud today!  We've worked our socks off this year sharing our love of The Közmatık, our humble little aubergine roasting gadget from Turkey. We are biased of course, but we think it's a bit of a game changer when it comes to roasting vegetables. To be honest, it's not a beautifully hand-crafted object, but it is Turkey at its best with something practical for the kitchen this time. I can't say much more about it really, other than it is simply a genius of an invention!   Why we love our Közmatik. If like us, you...

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Nicola Green
The Art of Biscuit Making

The Art of Biscuit Making

Turkey is renowned for its delicious biscuits, cakes and pastries. Beautiful displays of carefully crafted biscuits adorn the shelves and window displays in the patisseries or 'pastanesi’ as they are called in Turkey. These patisseries can be found on every street corner, usually buzzing with locals enjoying a cake or biscuit along with a cup of Turkish tea (çay) or a Turkish coffee. Our hand carved biscuit moulds are an example of how traditional hand-craft and baking come together; making ordinary biscuit making into a work of art. Each mould is carefully carved, each one slightly different and with a unique identity of...

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Nicola Green
Pazaar & Collagerie

Pazaar & Collagerie

A summer weekend at Salusbury Sunday Market in London & our Bubble Towels & Olive Oil Soap have achieved a little bit of notoriety. They are now featured in Collagerie ! Lucinda Chambers, one of the founders, wrote asking if she could feature our Bubble towels on her website.  We are feeling pretty chuffed to be honest.  "I bought your Bubble Towels in the market from Christa’s stall and was asking her about them!  I love them..... and so she told me a bit about your story and so couldn’t wait to pop them on out website. I’m so glad that...

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Nicola Green
Haytali Dondurmasi

Haytali Dondurmasi

Five Days in Antakya & it’s Pudding Time ! Discovering new places to eat and local food specialties is always an important element of mine and Ben’s travel anywhere & Antakya is definitely a ‘foodie town’. Antakya’s amazing mix of Turkish, Lebanese, Arabic and French influences offer the most delicious repertoire of local speciality dishes. I have to admit to being a bit of a ‘pudding person’ and the discovery of the famous Hayatalı Dondurması dessert was an absolute revelation ! Lebanese in origin , it is a shocking-pink layered pudding of ice cream, salep custard and rose water. The...

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