FRESH TOMATO SALSA

 

 

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This salsa recipe is really tasty, fresh, healthy, and made one step. There is no fat or sugar in it and the salsa has the advantage of being a tomato salad.You just need chopped up tomatoes, chiles, fresh green pepper,onions, some lemon juice,parsley and some seasoning. It is very easy to make. Enjoy it!

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RESTAURANT REVIEW/ DEVELI RESTAURANT-ANKARA

 

Inside Develi Restaurant-Ankara/ Turkey.

Inside Develi Restaurant-Ankara/ Turkey.

Hi everyone!

I went there with a few of my friends and we were delighted to sit down for lunch at Develi Kebab Restaurant. We had a nice table by the window. The restaurant located in famous Palestine Street (Filistin Caddesi) in Ankara –Turkey. This restaurant opend at 2016 and the restaurant has some branches in Istanbul and the restaurant is one of the popular restaurant in Turkey. The restaurant’s decoration is very nice, clean, elegant. Inside, the space is extremely welcoming and the guest can see right into the bar. Develi restaurant serving up generous portions of kofte and lahmacun (Turkish pizza) cooked in their restaurant oven and the restaurant takes inspiration from Gaziantep(Antep) traditional rich, flavours, cuisine. They belive fresh is the only way to enjoy food and every meal prepared at the restaurant kitchen is fresh.

When we arrived they brought us some pickled vegetables, warm bread. Then we were handed menus. We ordered some cold starters , one of them was cigkofte (typical Turkish raw meat, and you had to take a small bit of the raw meat, add some fresh lemon juice to it and wrap it into a lettuce leaf, not my favorite bit of the meal but I did enjoy it. Then we ordered Gavurdagi Salad( consist of tomatoes and red onions, green fresh pepper, walnuts and other ingredients) , hummus. I loved the salad and hummus, they were very tasty. We did not order a spate main course each and asked the waiter to bring us a big round lahmacun, ( the round shape Turkish pizza,) and we shared them. The lahmacun was thin and crispy , tasty. We ordered Pistashio Kofte ( which really did taste like pistachio, and Develi restaurant is the creator of Pistashio Kofte.) . And then we ordered Katmer dessert which was rolled baklava pastry with pistachio and natural cream. The portions were generous and came with the ice-cream. The Katmer was also very delicious and they served traditional Turkish tea-free of charge.

I had an excellent meal at Develi Kebab Restaurant and the servis was very nice and we never waited more than 5 minutes for an appetizer, or 15 minutes for our main dish. If you want to order wine, they had adequate of wine and you can try to taste Local Wine. Also they had Turkish Raki. The service was very friendly and attentive with great stuff , a caring restaurant manager.

Finally,The service was very friendly and attentive. Prices are ok, too, considering the quality of the food. We would recommend this restaurant if you want to try the Lokal restaurant and new places for delicious food and a lovely atmosphere.

 

 

Develi Restaurant in Ankara-Turkey.

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Pistachio Lahmacun(Turkish Pizza)

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Katmer(Rolled pastry with pistachio, organic cream).

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Katmer and ice-cream.

 

-Additional information-

Ambience= ****

Food=****

 

ADDRESS= Develi Kebab Restaurant. Filistin Caddesi(Palestine street). No=73 –Cankaya / Ankara- Turkey

 

-TIRAMISU-

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Tiramisu-mommy cook for me

Hello everyone!

This Tiramisu recipe is very easy, simple but totally divine. When I was visiting my children in London I decided to make this special treat for them and I wanted share this yummy recipe with you, I hope, you enjoy as much as we enjoyed!

 

 

-INGREDIENTS-

Strong black coffee 2 cup, freshly made and cooled.

Ladyfinger  (Savoiardi) 1 packed.

Mascarpone 250-300g.

Caster sugar 3 tbsp.

2 eggs

Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Cocoa powder 2-3 tbsp.

Lemon zest 1 tbsp.

Amaretto 1 tbsp.

– DIRECTIONS-

1-Mix the coffee and amaretto in a bowl. Whip the eggs white with the sugar until it forms soft peaks, whip the egg yolks in an another bowl and combine them together . Add the mascarpone, vanilla, lemon zest and mix them in the mixed eggs.

2- Dip the lady fingers into  the cooled coffee for a second on each side until they are well soaked but not collapsing and add a single layer to a 25cm serving dish, using about half of the ladyfingers.

3-Spoon over half of the mixed mascarpone and layer on more soaked sponge fingers then spoon the remaining mascarpone and layer over the top. Chill until ready to serve, about 2 hours. Before serving, sieve over the cocoa powder to cover all the tiramisu top.

 

img_2033Assemble all ingredients.

img_2036 Dip the lady fingers into the coffee and place it side by side in the serving plate, spoon the mascarpone over the lady fingers and soaked the remain lady fingers, place over the mascarpone, spoon the remain mascarpone over the ladyfingers.

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Enjoy it!

GUEST POST/ SEMOLINA PUDDING WITH VANILLA

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Hello every one!

Today’s GUEST recipe is Semolina pudding which is moist, tasty and for traditional afternooxn tea treat in my Country. This tasty dessert was made by Zehra Coskun, and we tested this pudding which is absolutely wonderful  and  my favourite  pudding. The pudding is easy and no more takes time.These yummy semolina pudding might sound exotic but you will be able to easily find the ingredients in most supermarkets.

Semolina is commonly used in making puddings, dessert and various pastry. Semolina made from wheat and semolina digests slowly making you feel full for a longer duration of time. Semolina is good source of several B,C complex vitamins (thiamine, folate), vitamin E, which help to support your metabolism and in building the immune system of the body. Semolina is rich source in minerals, zinc, iron,phosphorus and magnesium which help strengthen the bones and improves the nervous system.

 

-INGREDIENTS-

1 later whole milk.

6 tablespoon semolina.

3 tablespoon granulated sugar.

1 tablespoon corn starch.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon gum mastic, ground-( the gum mastic is optional, if you like add it.)

-FOR THE SAUCE INGREDIENTS-

1 tablespoon corn starch.

2 table spoon granulated sugar.(if you like sweeten sauce, you can add a bit more sugar, but you will probably find it’s sweet enough.)

200-300g. sour cherry ( you can use frozen cherry )

In a small saucepan, Put the sugar, the cherry and sprinkle the corn starch over them.Mix them together and cook until  mixture is  thick and smooth. Remove the heat and let cool.

– INTRUDUCTION-

–   Medium dariole moulds or pie pan,rinsed with cold water.

1- In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, corn starch , semolina ,the gradually stir in the milk.

2- Bring to boil and simmer over the medium heat, until the mixture thick and smooth.Add  the vanilla and remove the heat.

3-Pour it into the prepared pan or moulds, cool and leave to set in the fridge. It will takes a couple of hours or leave it overnight.

4- Remove the pudding from the fridge. Place a plate over the top and give the pudding a good shake to turn them out. Spoon the cherry sauce on top it.

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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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FLATBREAD WITH MEAT-( KONYA ETLI EKMEK)

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Hi everyone!

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