I swear there are more cats than people in Istanbul…
There is also a stray dog that follows me to work everyday. I didn’t take a picture of him, but he’s a sweetheart and circles me with love and I am thinking of taking him in as my own. The interesting thing about stray animals in Istanbul is that they all have received medical checkups/shots. Each has a tag that indicates they are disease-free and safe. Respect.
On an unrelated note, I recently made a zucchini appetizer that packed a punch.
Spicy Zucchini Aperitif
-1 zucchini, sliced
-1 tsp salt
-1-2 tsp red pepper
-1 tbsp cumin
-1/2 diced red onion
-1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Smother the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil.
Cut the zucchini into slices and place on the oil-coated pan.
Next add the salt and red pepper.
And then the cumin.
Dice the red onion.
Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.
The perfect mezze 🙂