Preserving Fresh Thyme

Preserving Fresh Thyme | giverecipe.com

You know Mom II (hubby’s mom) from my older posts where you can see some cartoons drawn by her. This canned fresh thyme is a gift from her. She is a big nature lover and a member of TEMA (The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats). They… 

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Shepherd’s Salad

Shepherd’s Salad | giverecipe.com

This salad is said to be the most popular and traditional Turkish salad. As the original names of dishes are as important as their flavor for me, I must start with a brief explanation on  its name. This salad is originally the main dish of shepherds. Shepherd is a person who pastures goats, sheep and… 

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Warm Salad

Warm Salad | giverecipe.com

This salad is a very special one for me as I learnt it from dad. The word ‘salad’ is generally used for various combinations of raw vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, scallions and other greens or combinations of raw fruits. However, this one is totally different. It takes the name of ‘warm salad’ as it is… 

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Potato Salad

Potato Salad | giverecipe.com

We didn’t have enough time to prepare a dish for dinner this evening. We were so hungry that we needed something quick, but of course it wouldn’t be a kind of prepackaged food. Do you have any guess what we do whenever we feel too tired to cook something suitable for “dinner” concept? In Turkish… 

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Spinach with Yogurt

Spinach with Yogurt | giverecipe.com

We thought that we’d been living the last days of winter, but this morning we understood that it’s too early for winter to leave us. It was so cold and snowy again this morning. So I thought we still have time for cooking fresh spinach.

Piyaz

Piyaz

Piyaz is the name of an appetizer or salad made of dried beans. In Turkey, it is generally served as a salad near grilled meatballs. They are one of the best couples. You can ask for piyaz in all meatball restaurants here. Besides, you can also have it as a main dish if you don’t… 

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