All posts tagged: cookies

lemon coconut biscuits

Lemon Coconut Honey Biscuits – butter, yeah! but no egg

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.

Sunday Roast / Chocolate Sour Cherry Cookies

The Sunday garden BBQ  has returned – my favourite time of the week. Every weekend the extended family come to this blessed inner city village for relaxation in the nature and tend fruit and veggie gardens. Together they eat breakfast, make Turkish dolma with walnut leaves and stuffed artichokes together, drink hundreds cups of tea, eat sweets, and have a BBQ in the evening. Sunday is all about eating. May and June are the best season to visit the village because I can eat lots of wild berries fresh off the garden. Wow, the perfume of wild berries was so good and reminiscent of the Georgian wine I drank and I ate lots of them that day. Onur, one of the family members, took nice shots of me with those delicious wild berries. On the patio facing the orchard of cherry, plum and apple trees and the vegetable garden, Mr.O‘s dad is cooking the lamb skewers and chops over the Turkish charcoal BBQ, called “Mangal“. He loves cooking and feeding people, just like me, which …

Oatmeal Tahini Chocolate Cookies

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?

Chocolate Mandarin Coconut Cookies

I was very excited when I saw it snowing while eating breakfast, so I rushed to my room to grab my camera and opened the window to take a shot of this delightful first snow of this winter. I got taken aback by a flow of crisp cold air hitting my face for a second because the temperature had been quite mild until yesterday. How quickly the weather has changed…. The snow got heavier toward the afternoon and the view through the window, so beautiful, made me freeze to a spot taking in the view as much as I could. So I sat down by the window with a cup of coffee and the chocolate cookies I made a few days ago. It’s so beautiful….A small joy that nature brings us. I’m not a winter person, in fact, I hate it. Having lived in a warm country Down Under for 10 years, I seem to have lost my resistance to the cold weather.  Narnia Forest in Geneva…gosh, the cold was just unbearable! What saves me from …