HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

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There is no love like your Mother’s love, there is no Country like your Motherland.                                                                                                                                (Turkish Proverb)

Hello Everyone!

Mother’s Day is celebrated in different date around the world but the spirit is the same everywhere. In Turkey Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. In the day preschool children present their mothers with own handmade gifts, and elder children buy gifts for their mother or they present flowers to express love for their mothers.People celebrate the day by going out for lunch or picnics,therefore cafes and restaurant see a busy time. Local school children and some local charity staffs visit Nursing Home where they meet lonely mothers. Mother’s Day has been commercialized to large extend in Turkey like all round the world. The day  as an opportunity to express thankfulness and love to your mother. I think, the best gift that you can spend time with your mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to All Mothers Round The World!

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COOL CITY ANKARA / TURKEY

 

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Ankara,Turkey’s capital city is the second most popular and cool city. The city has modern buildings and fine transport network. Ankara is located at the heart of central Anatolia, the population is about 5 million.Today’s modern city Ankara has a large population of university students and government workers, foreign diplomats and embassy staff therefore Ankara offers fine transport,modern shopping and great restaurant,lovely cafes.

Ankara is a young and dynamic city but Ankara has varied history which Hittite,Hellenistic, Roman,Byzantine,Selcuk,Ottoman civilizations. The oldest part of city surrounded the Ankara Castle,old Turkish house where some of them were restored by city council. The area has several art gallery,souvenir shops,cafes and fine restaurants. The city has important historic places and they interest to visitors, among them are The temple of August,pillar of Julian,Roman baths,The museum of Anatolian civilization,The museum of Etnography and The war of independence  museum.One of the important districts in Ankara is Cankaya district which contains the Ataturk forest farm-zoo,Eymir lake,Elmadag ski facilities,quality restaurants,cute cafes and also there are some  Carpet making workshop,Hand woven bags workshop within this area.

In addition,Ankara has some beautiful villages and the villages are settlement from the Early bronze ages.Some of villages is so famous by thermal spring and mineral water.They are known to be beneficial for those in poor healthy. Moreover Ankara of the some villages have the vineyard, one of the famous vineyard village is Kalecik village that village produce fine quality red vine.Besides of lovely another village is Beypazari village.This village history goes back to Hittites and this district is so charming for food lovers because of Beypazari village has culinary civilitation,historical houses,silver craftsmen,carrot products.The village people is open-minded,friendly and helpful.Finally I want to add that transport is possible to get to any point by bus, the bus station is in Cankaya district of Ankara. Ankara a transit point for travelling to some places like fairy chimney city Cappadocia(Turkish:Kapadokya), historic city Sivas and such.

I took  some photos for  you, I hope enjoy!

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A View Sihhiye square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay Street/Ankara

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A view Ulus Square/Ankara

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A view ulus street/Ankara

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One of the city’s icon /Atakule Tower-Ankara

 

There are some photo from the oldest part of Ankara city , Hamamönü and Ulus.

The old castle is a touristic location in Ankara, approaching the castle there are many restaurants, Museums, Art gallery,souvenir shops and you can see panoramic view of Ankara from the top of the castle.

There is one of the best cafe in Cengelhan in Ankara castle.

The old castle of Ankara very historical and Built is not known with certainly, it was build by the Hittities but this idea is not certain .The castle restored many times by Romans and Byzanties then Seljuks,Ottoman empire.

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AVOCADO WITH FRIED EGG

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Hello everyone!

First of all I want to thanks to my daughter who shared her super healthy,tasty breakfast recipe with me. I tried the recipe , the recipe is absolutely wanderful and my favourite breakfast recipes of all time therefore I would like to share the recipe with you. If you want to start your day with  a healthy food and quick food,this recipe is absolutely tasty and worth it try.

Avocados grow in warm climates and avocados known as butter fruit with creamy texture.The only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy fatty acid. Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals that the body absolutely needs that vitamins, avocados are a good source omega 3 fatty acid and vitamin A,vitamin,vitaminB6,vitaminC,vitamin D, vitamin E. Fresh avocado contain lycopene and beta carotene whic is important antioxidants , antioxidants help reduce cell damage and skin, heart.

How to select and store Avacados; A ripe,ready to eat avocado is a little soft but should have no dark spots or cracks and a firm avocado will ripen in a kitchen towel or in a fruit basket at room temperature within a few days.The fruit ripen, the skin will turn darker. If you used a portion of ripe avocado you can make to store the remainder in the refrigerator with a sealed container.If you are refrigerating a whole avocado , it is best to keep it whole.

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM/ LONDON

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Hello everyone!

If you are planning to visit London and you have kids then absolutely bring them because  Natural history museum that is great place for you. Natural history museum free get in, the architec is awesome ; rooms and rooms full of replicas and interact with. Dinosaur exhibit is pretty good and the volcano, earth, bird exhibitions are very interesting . I was interested that is Darwin  section and some bird kinds which live in volcano area.

if you want to eat something there is a cafe in the museum and there is a gift shop indoor. The museum worthy seeing. Museum is located a short walk from the tube. I took some photos for you, I hope you enjoy as me!

 

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London Natural History Museum Address : Cromwell Road / SW75BD/ London/ UK.

-MACAROON-

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Hello everyone! I visited my daughter in London last month. My daughter and l decided to join L’atalier des Chefs Macaron making class. I am so fond of macaroons because French macaroons are colorful,sweet bites of happines.

We joined L’atelier des Chefs macaroons making class which was a lovely, friendly, little cooking  class in  St.Poul’s in London. We enjoined so much and we made macoroons then we shared them between baking class friends. They were very cute and delicious.

There are two methods of making macaroons. French meringue and Italian meringue method. Our Chief prefer using French meringue method because it gives softer and lighter shall texture or maybe because our Chief had more success with French method than Italian.

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FLATBREAD WITH MEAT-( KONYA ETLI EKMEK)

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I recently visited the Turkish city of Konya when I was on a road trip. We couldn’t resist but stop off to eat the famous flatbread. Konya is a city in central anatolia in Turkey. Flatbread with meat(Etli Ekmek) is Konya city’s traditional food and recently we discovered the best baking flatbread with meat(Etli Ekmek) restaurant in Konya. (Etli Ekmek means bread with meat). Continue Reading