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Cookbooks: Rick Stein's Baked Pumpkin Sinkonta

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Wonderful pumpkins are still a feature in the Pazar even though signs of spring are slowly shopping themselves and I have one ready to use, the first stop is Rick Stein's wonderful Sinkonta recipe. Baked pumpkin with sun-dried tomato paste and crispy onions. Just one of many fabulous recipes in his book From Venice to Istanbul. 

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A Spring In The Market Step

This weekend the sun was out in full force, and we popped over to Aydın city centre (Merkez) or Efeler as it's now known to visit my in-laws.

The little explorer spent plenty of time with his grandparents, but I had to admit I had one thing on my mind; the pazar - the street market. Full of vibrant colour, enticing smells and amazingly fresh produce. For me, it's the only way to shop for Turkish fruit and vegetables.

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