Sponge Cake with Apple Filling

Sponge Cake with Apple Filling

Have you ever participated in a race even if you know that you won’t be the winner? For me, the answer is definitely “Yes!” and I should admit not just for once. Good part is that it provides the opportunity to maximize the fun you will get out of it without pushing yourself too hard. Considering the norms of modern life dictating us to compete with others, to win over, to become invincible with all similar “Impossible is nothing!” like mottos flying all over, sometimes it is relaxing to have “Enjoying is everything” attitude. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chocolate Brownie with Orange

Chocolate Brownie with Orange

If you are lucky enough to live in a place close to your work then no way on earth you would understand the situation I am in. My house is located in Asian side of Istanbul while my job is on the European side and even though the distance between two is not so long in terms of kilometers, it is not the same case in terms of time it takes to commute. Particularly in winter the traffic is so damned congested that sometimes I spent two hours to reach home. You might consider this time as an opportunity to read a book, to reply emails or at least to sleep if you are not the one to drive but unfortunately I am suffering from motion sickness when I try to focus on anything than the stationary cars outside the window. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hazelnut Peach Torte

Hazelnut Peach Torte

During my absence in online world early September, I paid a visit to another city, the city of nuts (please do not get me wrong, literally I went to city of nuts, particularly hazelnuts). The name of the city is Ordu and it is located at the north shore of Turkey. Being situated at the north provided the place with a mild climate and inevitable rainy days during the whole year, including summer time. It is no difficult job for you to guess which plant gets a kick out of this extremely humid weather? Hazelnut trees for sure. Read the rest of this entry »

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