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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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Turkey Tuesday: Birgi

Schon im Mai habe ich das kleine Dorf Birgi besucht, das im Hinterland von Izmir liegt und eigentlich nur mit dem Auto erreichbar ist. Berühmt ist Birgi, weil es sehr viele gut erhaltene osmanische Häuser hat. Wenn man erst einmal das Dorf gefunden hat – und die Straßen dahin sind wahrhaftig nicht schön, es handelt […]

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