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Lemon Tarte – Limonlu Tart

A few weeks ago my friend Claudia surprised me with Meyer lemons. I had read a lot about this wonderful fruits but I couldn’t get them at our small farmers market. You can imagine how happy I was to finally … Continue reading

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Pulled Lamb – Tandır/Fırın Kebab

The poet Celaleddin Rumi left his mark in Konya. In Turkey the people named him Mevlana – it could be translated as “our priest”. The former monastry is now a museum near a huge mosque. The whirling derwish are known … Continue reading

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Turkish Tea Time

As soon as we land in one of our home countries, I start smiling and can’t wait to see my family and friends, who came to pick me up. It is so wonderful to meet the beloved people. They wait … Continue reading

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Yoghurt Soup with Mint — Yayla Çorbası

Did you know that Turkish people eat in average more than 40 kgs of yoghurt during a year? One reason for us might be todays soup. It is our most favourite soup in our family. We call it “Yoghurt Soup … Continue reading

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Aubergine-Rice with Pine Nuts and Cinnamon – Patlıcanlı, Çam Fıstıklı ve Tarçınlı Pilav

Turkey is one of the five top producers of aubergines in the world. And crazy Turkish ladies like myself can’t resist aubergines on farmers market. The bigest problem on the farmers market is to decide which aubergines I want to … Continue reading

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Millet and Chickpea Soup with Sesame Paste – Tahınlı ve sarı darılı nohut çorbası

When my Turkish-speaking readers ask for  the Turkish version of the blog, I try to encourage them to practice their english 😉 but secretly I try to translate at least the recipe for them and I do a little research … Continue reading

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Soup with Red Lentils and Potato – Patatesli kırmızı mercimek çorbası

Actually I could post this soup as “the one and only” soup with pulses all year around. It is a classic! You can find it in every restaurant on the menu as “mercimek çorbası”. In Winter my parents and grandparents … Continue reading

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Humus for Blog Event: “Grains&Pulses”

Since my childhood I am overwhelmed by the simple but very manifold vegetarian cuisine. On the highlands of Anatolia especially during the winter months we cook mainly dishes with dried vegetables, grains and pulses. Thus I would like encourage you all … Continue reading

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Pastry with Tahini – Tahınlı

Finally a recipe for pasty with tahini. I made a dough with 500 g flour and got two big or four medium size pasties with tahini. It is amazing how little yeast you need, and still it is rising. I … Continue reading

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Tarhana – Homemade instant vegetable soup

“Tarhana” is an instant vegetable soup from Turkey. We used to make some each summer as preparation for Winter. I still remember our first Tarhana week with my sister in Germany as it was yesterday. We had so much fun. It … Continue reading

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