I am not such a winter girl, I much prefer Summer and feeling the sun on my skin.
However, I absolutely adore making the most of what Winter has to offer: a wealth of fabulous ingredients, cosy nights, hot drinks.
Some of the blessings of Turkey: tahin, pekmez (carbob molasses) and great spices thanks to Istanbul being the cross-road for so many countries.
Ginger is one of the main reasons I get through Winter.
How to brew the perfect Indian chai: