Category Archives: Middle East

Baklava-Pie with Spinach-Feta Cheese-Filling — Baklava yufkası ile ıspanaklı ve peynirli börek

Baklava-Pastry-Sheets are the same as the Greek filo pastry. They are simply made of flour and water and they are rolled out so thin that they look almost transparent. We can make this pastry from scratch, but it would take … Continue reading

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Stuffed Courgettes – Etsiz Kabak Dolması

The last time at the market I found these cute round courgettes. Perfect for filling. I had to take them home. I grew up in a region famous for their delicious apricots. Thus we cooked a lot with fresh and … Continue reading

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Colourful Bulgur — Renkli bulgur pilavı

Is it Spring already? Did we skip Winter this year? Never mind, Spring colours moved into my kitchen. All you need for this dish is a colourful selection of peppers, some fresh herbs and bulgur. I serve some Turkish yogurt … Continue reading

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Herb Salad with Eggs – Maydanoz Salatası

Recently I discovered a new food-blog (multi-kulinarisches) who started a blog-event: balcony inhabitants. Instantly I checked the recipes already posted, but I couldn’t see my favourite herb-trio: parsley, chives and mint. Needles to say that I had to prepare this easy … Continue reading

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Chickpea patties with Courgette Salad – Nohut Köftesi ve Cevizli Kabak Salatası

It’s Summer and vegetable time!!! Let’s enjoy a few Turkish vegetarian dishes. Recently I cooked loads of chickpeas for humus and other dishes. One of these are my favourite chickpea patties. I love Falafel but I don’t like the “frying … Continue reading

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Three Salads with Aubergines – Patlıcan Salata Çeşitleri

Three salads at once a lovely reader asked for a Turkish aubergine salad recipe. It is a pleasure for me to take any opportunity to prepare aubergines I bake the aubergines in the oven until they are soft. To give … Continue reading

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Bread Salad – Fattoush

Usually this salad is made with crispy flat bread, but I think it is also delicious with any crispy white bread or Turkish sesame bagels. For me it is a lovely way to use leftover simits  (Turkish sesame bagels). I believe … Continue reading

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