Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Food from my trip to Turkey

Swiss Chard Dolmas - from Parsifal, a great vegetarian cafe in Istanbul

Vegetable Kabob with Halloumi Cheese - also from Parsifal

Lentil Salad with Purslane (a green high in omega 3s) - from The House Cafe, Istanbul

Lamb Kabob with Cherries - Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul

Candied Eggplant with Walnuts - Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul

White Cheese with Quince Jam - from our breakfast buffet at Esbelli Evi, Urgup

Aubergine (the omnipresent eggplant appetizer) - Ziggy's Cafe in Urgup

Rocket Salad (you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find fresh greens)
Pelican Cafe, Kas

Lamb Kabob - the classic dish and oh so delicious!
Hamdi Restaurant, Istanbul

One of many mixed meze plates. This one from Istanbul.

Watch the honey drip - along the Iskital Caddesi, Istanbul

As you can see Swati and I ate very well in Turkey. Our Turkish hosts were very gracious and we had a great time. Although, I think it's gonna be a while before I can eat eggplant again... :)

Thanks to my friend Will who let me borrow his amazing SLR camera. I don't think I'd be able to capture my experience quite as well.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding pics are here!

Dear friends, it's official. I am a married man.

On Saturday, Swati and I celebrated our love with our family and friends. And in just a few hours, we are headed to Turkey for our honeymoon. I am looking forward to exploring a new culture and sampling a new cuisine.

We're still on a high, especially as we see the photos come in from our family and friends. I've posted some of our favorites.

I apologize for the delay in posting. I promise, Rice of Life, will be back soon.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Getting married tomorrow!

In case you're wondering where I am this week - I'll be at the altar (or shall I say mandap).

I'm trying my best to stay calm and focused, which has its challenges (especially the day before the ceremony). What I find helpful is the realization that the wedding is not about me. It is a coming together of several communities - and I am responsible for making sure my friends and Indian peers have a good time, and also get a glimpse of my blessed life with Swati.

I'll let you know how it all works out shortly. Please pray for sunshine!!

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