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Turkish Tales: Our First Meals

Food plays an incredible role in any special event in our lives. So no wonder, our first meal in our new home is significant to us,  and kind of represents a big step in settling in. Whats on the menu you ask? Something exotic like local specialties of kofte or borek? Perhaps a home classic like chicken? Well bearing in mind I'm still stocking up my kitchen and groceries are not as straightforward as back home (not everything in the supermarket is translated for starters) and I was exhausted from the trip over, the menu was simple but just right to hit the right notes Alhamdulillah! Mum's Grub Rules For our very first dinner that we ate at home , we were lucky to have some homemade mum's grub from South Africa. Nothing like urad dhall, mealie meal rotis and spicy carrot pickle to comfort and pick you up! I also fried some okra ("bhinda") as its available in abundance here- the only real 'indian' vegetable really. And we had extra food lef