Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recipe: Rose And Poppy Syrup - Gül Ve Gelincik Şurubu

Rose Syrup


Something with roses again. 
Remember I got so many petals the other day when I was preparing the white chocolate rose truffles? Today, on my morning walk I picked some poppy flowers. Went home and prepared a rose syrup. A quick and easy thing to do, but now I need patience as it will have to wait for at least one month. It will be ready to use right on time though. It's getting warmer here everyday, but then it will be hot here and we'll be then able to prepare some refreshing drinks and cocktails. 
Oh I can't wait!

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Rose And Poppy Syrup

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Recipe: Rose Petal Chocolate Truffles

Rose Petal Truffles

Another wonderful day here in Mersin, Turkey. 
I had so much fun with the preparation of these rose petal truffles.  This morning I went for a nice walk along the beach and this is where I got the idea to do something with rose petals, maybe because I saw all the roses in bloom everywhere? Then I remembered that I wanted to use the red beet juice I preserved the other day after making the red beet hummus.  Alright, I thought what about pink chocolate to coat rose petal truffles? ... and so, I went on to the store to get a few more ingredients and then back home to the compound by the sea. We have a wonderful garden here full of all kind of flowers and of course lots of roses. YAY! So I walked up to one of the guards and asked if I could get some, Someone later delivered me a bag full of pretty pink rose petals. Way more than I needed, already thinking of other things to do with them, perhaps a nice jam.

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Rose Petal Chocolate Truffles 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Recipe: Red Beet Hummus

Red Beet Hummus Dip with Yogurt


We love dips, especially healthy ones, oh.. and if they look good on top of it! 
Even more sooo..
Today I prepared a red beet hummus dip.... delish! 
If you've never had it, you should for sure try!

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Red Beet Hummus Dip

Friday, May 8, 2015

Recipe: Strawberry Salad with Honey Dressing

Strawberry Salad 


Friday is market day!
So I went to the local weekly "pazar" again.
Brought back strawberries, little sweet ones! Nomnom!
... and other ingredients as I felt like making a strawberry salad with a honey dressing.

Sharing with you....


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Strawberry Salad with Honey Dressing

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Recipe: Ginger Detox Drink and Orange Blossom Truffles

Healthy Morning Drink


Good morning! 

Well if you are like me, you are excited about the better weather, which means, picnics in the park, trips to the beach, hiking in the mountains.... all of a sudden we show more parts of our bodies and we wonder if we look ok  and we believe we should most probable loose a little weight. 
Well I do, always gain a few pounds during Winter. The good thing is though, again, as for me. I am more outside when the weather is better, longer walks and such of course help you get back in shape as well. One thing that helps me out and that I have every morning, not only for the sake of loosing a bit weight but also because it is a healthy habit and gives me energy, is a green tea with ginger, mint, turmeric, honey and fresh lemon juice. At first I found the ginger so strong in taste but I got so used to it that I now look forward to prepare and drink this tea, because I came to love it much!

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Ginger tea with mint, honey, turmeric and lemon 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Recipe: Loquat Tart

Loquat Tart With Almonds


Good Sunday everyone. 
Today, as I mentioned yesterday I did use some of the loquats I got the other day. I decided to bake a tart, a bit as I would do with apricots actually. It's a simple one that taste great!. We especially loved the almonds with it, tasted a bit like marsepein which we all love.

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Loquat tart
I had never eaten loquats before I came to Turkey, don't think I even ever saw them in Belgium (where I am from). Well now I look forward to Spring in Turkey because that is when we can find them everywhere. So you see, better enjoy them when you can, because they don't last very long on the trees as the birds love therm very much too.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Recipe: Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke Hummus


A beautiful sunny day here in Mersin, Turkey.
Love it, all sliding doors open and a lovely breeze coming in from the sea while I am preparing this yummy healthy artichoke hummus.

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Artichoke Hummus

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recipe: Ezogelin Çorbası or Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Ezogelin çorbası or "The soup of Ezo the bride" is a hearty soup made from red lentils and bulgur. 

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 Ezogelin çorbası

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Recipe: Sesame Cookies

Sesame Cookies With Tahini

Felt like baking  again today and made yummy sesame cookies this time. 
They are so good! 
 I enjoyed them with a glass of green tea and have to hold myself not to eat them all. haha..... 
They are so easy to make and are great for gifting, just as the almond cookies I made the other day.


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Sesame cookies with tahini

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Recipe: Carrot Pudding

Spiced Carrot Pudding

Today I decided to do something with carrots, not a soup or a salad but a yummy dessert.
A carrot pudding, full of goodies!

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Carrot Pudding