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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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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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janavar.net | Recipe: Pistachio Banana Bread

Recipe: Pistachio Banana Bread

These days I find it hard to bring myself to spend much time in the kitchen. That is not because I don’t like it. It is an okay kitchen for a rented apartment in Boston. It is small, but one person can still turn around, or two people can stand next to each other. It […]

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