After Min declared Sundays as “No Smoke Sundays” (apparently we were smoking food too frequently for his liking LOL) we decided to try and thematize other nights of the week. We came up with “Wacky Wednesdays,” for which we stuffed a jar full of paper strips labeled with an ingredient, method of cooking, or region of cooking. Each Wednesday, our plan is to cook up a 3-course meal based on that week’s paper strip.

The inaugural paper strip pulled was “Greece.” So we pulled the Greek cookbook I had bought 20-plus years ago and had never used from the shelf, and made hummous, a baked yogurt chicken dish, and yogurt and honey to close the meal. JB found a lovely Greek cocktail recipe that tasted like a mix between a mojito and a bee’s knees. Next week’s Wacky Wednesday: milk. JB’s taking the dessert course this time around. Min and I will have to decide who gets the starter and who gets the entree…stay tuned!

We went to Turkey! It was Kevin’s last international-at-home culinary adventure before he moves to Philadelphia. And as CH knows, I forgot to take loads of photos. Like of the sambali (so beautiful, but the image is stuck in my phone), or the Lahmacun (Turkish/Armenian pizzas), but we also had babaganoush, dolma, Manti (lil’ dumplings in a yogurt, paprika, butter sauce) and the brilliant and ever talented Chelsea Rathburn (Georgia’s Poet Laureate) made a bulgur pomegranate salad to die for.

Roasted Eggplant for babaganoush.