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May 6, 2014

Quick and easy garlic naan pizza with arugula pesto {vegetarian}

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Indian bread with an Italian topping: what could be more fun? When you live five miles from the nearest pizza joint, home delivery isn't an option, but that doesn't mean that pizza can't be on the menu. In less time than it takes to call in a take-out order, you can have garlic naan pizza on the table. And the best part is that, with a well-stocked pantry and some Indian flatbread in the freezer, you can invent pizzas your local pizza place probably never imagined. Naan comes in white, whole wheat, or garlic versions, and all will make wonderful bases for your pizza. (You can use other flatbreads, too, like tortillas, pita and lavash). If you like really crisp pizza crust, toast the naan under the broiler, on a grill, or in a panini press before adding the toppings. Any kind of pesto you have in your freezer will work here, which makes this a quick, easy and flexible recipe for weeknight supper or family pizza night.

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February 18, 2012

Market to Pantry #27: Farmers' market, Kocaeli, Turkey


From Mrs Ergül (Mrs Ergül's Kitchen Haven), in Singapore:

I would like to share the farmer's market near my in-laws' home in Turkey from our recent trip back in October-November 2011.

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February 11, 2012

Market to Pantry #26: Spice Market and Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey


From Nathan, in Seattle:

In November 2009 I visited Turkey on a scouting trip for a guided tour of Biblical sites. I was impressed with the beauty, the people, and not least of all the food. We had a couple of days at the end of the trip to visit Istanbul and it blew my mind. There were a few highlights, including the Basillica Cistern and the Hagia Sophia, but the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market proved to be the kind of places where I wish I’d had much more time to explore.

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January 21, 2012

Market to Pantry #25: Powell River Open Air Market, British Columbia


From Kevin, in Powell River, British Columbia (Canada):

This is the Powell River Open Air Market, in Powell River, BC. It's a mix of foods (vegetables, baking, freshly ground flour and home-made pasta, canning, honey, oysters, occasionally meat and cheeses), flowers and plants, and crafts, and has a very popular open mike stage and social areas.

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