I am back to Istanbul, to my kitchen, and to my food. Even though the new discoveries from travel are always enchanting, it feels so good to be back home. I will post more photos from my trip to Cappadocia and the hot-air balloon tour in the next post with some more stories, but for now I will leave you with the teaser shots before continuing on to my lemon biscuits. I brought this beautiful honey from the hotel I stayed in Cappadocia. The honey served at breakfast was so good that I dared asked the hotel owner to give me some and to my surprise, I was given a big container full by the generous owner, Orhan.
After reading a discussion article on the terminology of biscuits and cookies on Frugal Feeding, I am confused whether to call my favourite Anzac Biscuits with tweaks that I bake so often “biscuits” or “cookies“. I think I should call them cookies by his definition, but anyway, I love biscuits and cookies made with oats and I process some of the oats in my pantry to make ground oats as I do for almond flour so that I can sometimes make cookies with smoother texture. As I am trying to eat healthy, I pay attention to nutritional values of foods and I’ve learned that these tiny seeds are not only tasty, but are very nutritious, too. It’s full of calcium, potassium and zinc. Did you know that a 1/4 cup of sesame seeds have more calcium than a cup of milk?