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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:49 pm

Our last candy treat has the amazing name of 'Boombastic' ! Smile

Pic here


It's made by the company Şölen, they produce all kinds of sweets, candies and biscuits. They appear to be putting a huge effort into the design, content and variety of their products.
Boombastic is about 1 TL to 2 TL, depending on where you buy it.
This bar is 35g ( 168 calories), filled with sticky coconut with a layer of caramel on top, all covered in chocolate studded with rice crispies.

Has anyone tried any of these? Let us know what you think! Smile

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful 2018! Smile


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:21 pm

Our next set of Five is entitled Hidden Gems in Izmir!

Our first one is a treat for Sundays! Smile

It is a bakery and cafe - Özkanlar Fırın & Cafe.

It is tucked away in a very quiet neighborhood in Bornova, a suburb of Izmir.
Address- Manavkuyu Mah. 275/2 Sok. 12/F Bayraklı, İzmir
Tel- 0232 347 35 04

They have the most wonderful variety of different breads, Turkish style bagels, desserts, cookies, birthday cakes and savory pies.
There's a cafe there so one can have a delicious breakfast on a Sunday morning before doing the green grocery shop at the little farmer's market nearby.

Their web site here
Only in Turkish I'm afraid but enough pix.

If you are on an expedition of discovery in Izmir, I recommend you try this little place! Smile


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:15 pm

Our second Hidden Gem in Izmir goes under the confusing name of The Key Museum! Smile
It is not a fascinating old building with intricate, mysterious keys and all sorts of door accessories on show! No indeed, the name comes from the name of the founders/owners of the museum the E.Özgörkey Corporation.
This company is involved in various business sectors including Frozen Food, Construction & Tourism and Agriculture.
The name Key has been taken from the last three letters of the name of the Group and used to name their museum.
It is an amazing museum, well worth a visit. It is home to an extensive collection of restored vintage cars & motorcycles & automotive artifacts.

The address: Çapak Mah., Özgörkey Cad. No:5, 35860 Torbalı/İzmir
It is easy to get to, by car a quick run out of Izmir or on the metro (IZBAN).


It is a delight for anyone who is interested (even if one is not interested!) in old bangers etc. Everything is kept in beautiful condition. There is a nice little cafe right in the middle of the exhibit hall.

Pix and comments here

Enjoy! Smile


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm

For our third Hidden Gem what about a visit to the Arkas Art Centre ?

The address? 1380 Sokak, No:1 Alsancak, 35220 İzmir. It is very central, easy to get to.
The building is beautiful, on the Promenade/Kordon by the sea. It was actually the old French Consulate.
What can one see there these days? An exhibition entitled 1001 NIGHTS.
From 25 September 2018 through until 30 December 2018

Details here





Well worth a visit!
Enjoy! Laughing


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:47 pm

Hidden gem number four is the Cumba restaurant and bar.
We have been several times,including a quiet, low key wedding reception and another time for a birthday meal.
We haven't been disappointed yet, so if you're in the area, do give it a whirl.One may have breakfast, lunch or dinner there.
Address and phone :
İstanbul Caddesi No:54 Bornova İzmir
0232 388 37 73 - 388 28 50

It is situated on the main road that goes to Manisa just out of Bornova, Izmir. In fact it is right below a petrol station on a hillside overlooking Izmir. One descends to the restaurant by lift.
The food,drinks, staff, views and ambience as well as the place itself and garden are superb. It's worth getting there for sunset as the sight is spectacular.


Web Page, in Turkish


Enjoy! Very Happy


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:17 am

Our last hidden treasure is in Bornova, a suburb of Izmir- the one that is not near the sea.......

Built at the end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20th, it was actually a vinegar factory, I guess it was a winery too, at some point anyway.

In the 1940s it was taken over by the National Turkish Treasury and in the 1960s it was used by the Agriculture Faculty of Ege University department of Food and Fermentation Technology.

Eventually in the 2000s it was used as the Museum of Balkan and Anatolian Clothing and later on, in 2010, became the Ege University, Museum of Ethnography .

There's a part set up as a Wedding House, with the bride's bottom drawer treasures on show including beautiful, antique, handmade items.
There are many exhibits relating to the Hen Night celebrations, the preparations for the Wedding Meal and the traditional customs still followed in some rural areas today.


Web Page in English here


If you are ever in Bornova, try to have a look at this quaint museum. Smile


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