One day Nasreddin Hodja and his friends were chatting in the coffeehouse about food. They were reminiscing how one dish was heavenly and it made you eat your fingers with it. All talk of food was making every one hungry.

Finally when someone described how to make a delicious Liver and told that the liver has many different ways to cook, if you cook it as I describe it will be more tasty.

The Hodja asked him; I can’t remember this description accurately, so could you write the recipe down on a piece of paper. His friend wrote the recipe and gave it to the Hodja.

The Hodja put the recipe in his coat pocket and he headed for the butcher, he bought a kilo fresh Liver and then the Hodja started to imagine of a delicious dinner, the recipe in his coat pocket and Hodja was swinging the liver package of he walked.

A Hawk descended and grabbed the liver and flew off with it. The Hodja shouted out after the Hawk  going up , the recipe in his hand toward it; All right than take the meat! But you won’t be able to enjoy it. I have got the recipe.

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Level: Easy

Bake time: 20-30 minutes

Serve: up to 12

Hi everyone! Today I want to share Trilece ( Three Milks Cake) recipe with you. From the outside this cake looks just like an ordinary cake but it is so different and unique!  My dearest nextdoor neighbour Gulsen Gemici baked this delicious Trilece and was kind to give me a tray. I can honestly say that she is an incredibly talented lady that makes delicious desserts!  After tasting it I was in love and had to get the recipe from her. Thanks so much my dearest neighbour for the Trilece and its recipe!

I finally had the opportunity to try the recipe for myself and it turned out absolutely delicious! This is a perfect dessert  for summary days as it is quite light. Trilece ( Three Milk Cakes) has recently become popular in my Country and also this dessert is currently popular in southern Eaurope. The Turkish-Albanian versiyon is made with three milks( Goats milk, Cow’s milk and Buffalo but more commonly a mixture of cow’s milk and cream is used). I came upon a variety of information about the origin of the Trilece. Origin of this cake from Albania( Balkan). This is a very different and interesting recipe and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! Continue Reading



Nasreddin Hodja has got two wives and one day they want to hear Nasreddin Hodja’s opinion about them, so they asked him that “who do you love most?”

But, Hodja doesn’t want to say anything and his young wife asked again; “If we both fell into the river, who would you rescue first? ”

Hodja looked at his old wife and told her , “You already know how to swim a bit, don’t you?”

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                                         TEMEL AND THE SECRET AGENT DUTY

        The government examines the secret agent candidates, they will be appointed with a highly important assignment. Finally, the candidates having been successful at the first stages of the exam they are given the ” keeping secrets” test. Each one of they is given a secret and they are subjected to highly torture for its being understood whether they will reveal the secrets.

         Most of the candidates gave away the secrets for an hour. But, whatever the government officers do Temel  doesn’t reveal the secret and he hasn’t betrayed the secret despite horrible tortures. They belived, he was suitable for the mission.

          Now, there is one last step; they want to detect whether he talks in his sleep.Therefore, they set up a secret camera in his bedroom and begin watching him. As soon as Temel returned from the government officers to his bedroom and locked the room door then he started to hit his head on the room walls , muttering to himself, ” Remember it… Remember it… You have been being tortured in vain , Remember it…

                Retold by mommy cook for me.