İlk resimler  yakın zamanda mutfağımda pişenlerden derlenenler. Bunların arasında mercimekli köfte, kısır, elmalı & fındıklı turta, zeytinyağlı yaprak sarma gibi yiyecekler var.

Son fotoğrafta ise Annemin bahçesinden bir dal alıp özenle köklendirmeye çalıştığımız biberiye ve membaı yine aynı bahçe olan taze naneler görülmekte…Malum burası soğuk memleket, her daim nane olmuyor. En azından salatalara kullanmak üzere birkaç kök bile olsa bizim gibi küçük ailelere yetiyor.

Biberiyenin kök salma süresi iklime ve mevsim sıcaklığına göre değişiyor. Faydasına gelince belki onlarca şifası vardır ama beni en çok ilgilendireni, sarı kantaron gibi baş ağrısı ve migren için ideal bir bitkisel tedavi yöntemi olması. Tabi kronik olmayan başlangıç safhasında….nasıl mı hazırlanıyor? çok basit…ben kuru biberiye denedim… iki üç dal kuru biberiyenin üzerine yeşil çay demler gibi sıcak su çekip bekletip içtim. Ama taze halde tüketilecekse azıcık kaynatılırsa daha etkili olacağını düşünüyorum.

Bu post ile yaza bir girizgah yapmış olayım ve ayrılmadanki son yayınım olsun…memlekete gitmek üzere yola koyulacağız. Biraz erken başlayacağız tatile anlayacağınız… Adananın bazı yöresel yemeklerini paylaşacağımdan bahsetmiştim önceki postta hatırlarsanız. Unutmadım, sözüm söz inşa Allah…Artık dönüşte nasipse…

İnternet erişimim olana yahut evimize dönüş yapana dek sağlıcakla kalın…Umarım valizimiz, yayınlanacak malzeme, bol tarif ve fotoğraflarla dolu döneriz🙂

Allaha emanet olun!



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Hi everybody,

The weather changes, it is getting warmer day by day. God, I love sunny, warm weather, I love summer. Maybe that’s why I loved Athens, GA in US most among the cities we lived, and Miami, Florida we visited. Because they both have the most beautiful climate ever. Especially, if you live in a city that has strong, harsh cold and long winter like here Kars which is one of the coldest places in Turkey. But recently even here is getting warmer.

I love summer because it means fresh vegetables and fruits. The city we are living now is nice and cool in summer but because of the harsh weather conditions during the fall almost every single fruit and vegetable is coming from outside the city. There is nothing growing here. and of course it costs us a lot. With an additional transportation fee, we pay almost twice or three times much more than the people live in South or West of country. Sometimes it goes even higher rates than 3.

You’ll ask: don’t you pay the same in summer?

answer: yes we do…but I won’t be here all summer long… yuppie…

We are going to leave in a few days to go my hometown. From East to South…from the coldest place to the warmest city…Thus I’ll be eating the cheapest, the most flavorful and fresh fruits insa Allah! I’ll try to get pictures of local & farmers markets, and bazaar.

Foods are the latest dishes I made in my kitchen.

 Turkish tabbouleh

Red lentil kofte

Apple hazelnut tart

Stuffed grape/vine leaves

Herbs which you see in the pictures are rosemary and fresh mint. I got them from my mom’s garden and planted. I love to use all kinds of herbs. I use mint for salads and rosemary in making tea for headache. I strongly suggest if you have headaches that long a few days or migraine in early phase.

I wish I had a garden to plant each one of em. But I am happy with my herb pots for now. Whenever I think of having garden to plant herbs and flowers, I remember ‘Ina Garten’ who is popular cookbook author and magazine columnist and one of the host & head chefs on Food Network. Ina Garten throws open the doors of her Hampton’s home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun on Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa. when I was in US, I used to watch and really enjoy watching her show. She used to go out to her garden and pick some fresh herbs to use for cooking and some flowers to decorate her table.  It must be easy and  delightful to pick freshly from your own garden. 

This is going to be the last post before going my hometown. I hope I’ll be back a bag full of recipes and pictures. Good by to you all until we meet again.