Baked Pears

Baked Pears| giverecipe.com

Unfortunately, I’m not going to start this post with good news. I don’t even know how to start. Let me first tell you that the content of my blog is going to be a bit different than before. There will be no desserts, cakes or other sweet foods here anymore. You might guess why when […]

Chestnut Cup

Chestnut Cup | giverecipe.com

Chestnuts remind me of joyful times rather than the dishes with it as it is generally roasted during family or friend meetings. Chestnuts are like the messengers of Winter here. In Winter it’s hard to find an outdoor  activity, but there is a very amusing indoor activity that can be done with the whole family. […]

Walnut Rolls

Walnut Rolls | giverecipe.com

Mom has been here for a few days, which means we’ve been having feast- like dinners. As she knows how we are busy, she prepares wonderful dishes before I’m back from work. She went to Ankara (capital of Turkey) yesterday morning to visit her sister and turned back before evening. When I came back from […]

Unripe Fig Jam

Unripe Fig Jam | giverecipe.com

Updated on August 23: Below are from this year’s preserves and we just couldn’t help taking new pictures and sharing them here. Love that green color! Most people think that unripe fruits are worthless, wrong for unripe figs! This jam is unbelievable! I became an aunt two days ago and I was as excited as my […]

Semolina Halvah

Semolina Halvah | giverecipe.com

Semolina is called “irmik” in Turkey and it’s made of Durum wheat. We use semolina in different ways, but its halvah is the most popular one. It has a yellow color just like bulgur (pounded wheat). They are so similar that if you’re not familiar with both of them, you may be confused. The difference […]