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Recipe: Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pecans | janavar

Recipe: Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pecans

The last time my boyfriend came to Boston, that was in mid-January, we went out to meet some friends for dinner. We ended up in a fancy pub and I for once went with a totally unusual choice: roasted squash. Normally I am the person who orders burgers and fries in a pub. But for […]

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Recipe: Turkish açma

Recipes: My 5 Favorite Turkish Dishes

For a very long time I almost only went shopping in Middle Eastern food markets in and around Boston and almost only bought Turkish foods. I missed Turkish food that much. Over time I adapted more to the food culture around me and I would say that I now eat a mix of different cuisines, […]

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Food: 3 Easy Avocado Toasts | janavar

Food: 3 Easy Avocado Toasts

One of my favorite German words is “Stulle”. I have had endless discussions with students about its meaning because every region uses different words or varies the meaning slightly. In my region “Stulle” is used for both a slice of bread and an open sandwich. I usually eat it for breakfast and dinner, while I […]

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Recipe: Turkish Salty Cookies (Tuzlu Kurabiye) | janavar

Recipe: Turkish Salty Cookies (Tuzlu Kurabiye)

I have a big bag full of cookie cutters. Some are still from Germany – like the traditional star shaped ones for Christmas cookies. Others are from Istanbul where the amazing baking supply shops had such a great variety to choose from. Besides, I bought some newer ones in America because they sometimes make pretty […]

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janavar.net | Recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Cream Cheese Topping

Recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes with Salty Caramel Cream Cheese Topping

One of my favorite parts about fall is pumpkin everything. Pumpkins are so versatile. You can eat, drink and decorate (with) them. Although I have been too lazy this year to get out my fall decoration from its box in the basement, I regularly enjoy the other two pumpkin activities. At least in the U.S. […]

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