Tag Archives: Turkey
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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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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Travel: Sumela Monastery in Turkey

Travel: Sumela Monastery in Turkey

Yesterday I failed the #28daysofblogging challenge, but there were things I really had to take care of that I didn’t have any time to sit down and blog. It happens … I guess that is why I should always have a few posts prepared in advance, but that’s so not me. Today I had an […]

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Read: Can Dündar: “We Are Arrested”

Sometimes the books we come across are the ones we can’t get out of our heads. This has happened to me with Can Dündar’s most recent book “We Are Arrested”. One evening when I was exhausted, I went from work straight to one of my favorite bookshops where this book was on display. I bought […]

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Travel: Rize – Where the tea comes from in Turkey

Travel: Rize – Where the tea comes from in Turkey

Since I feel a little nostaltic this week, I don’t want to withhold the following travel report from you: Two years ago I flew to Trabzon, a Turkish city at the Black Sea, for my birthday. I still remember how I left the airport and was questioned by the guy from the car rental why […]

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