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Recipe: Blackberry Mint Bread | janavar

Recipe: Blackberry Mint Bread

Blackberries are my favorite type of fruit. They and black mulberries, but the only country where I found the latter so far was Turkey. I can, in contrast, buy blackberries on almost every street corner here in New York City. I love the small fruit stands that are throughout (at least) all of Manhattan. They […]

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Recipe: Baked Peach Donuts

My favorite situation in which I eat donuts is actually for breakfast on the weekend – with my boyfriend in New York City. He is that awesome person who gets up, makes breakfast (i.e. he makes coffee and puts donuts from their bag on a plate) and brings it in bed. All the 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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janavar.net | Recipe: Almond Cookies

Recipe: Almond Cookies

Almond is one of my favorite flavors and scents ever. I have got almond everything. Shower gel, body lotion, face cream, candles, and food of course. Almond spread. Stollen. Marzipan. Raw almonds. Slivered almonds. Sliced almonds. Almond extract. If ever I was a character in a game, my weakness most certainly would be “almonds”. Or […]

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