First things first: happy new year! I chose this delicious recipe as the first one in 2020 because as author Dean Koontz said, “where there is cake, there is hope”.
Well, it’s happening. Today. Right now. I’m 40. Today is my birthday. A new decade starts for me. I was extremely stressed and anxious when I was turning 30. This time, I kind of don’t care.
I don’t like traditional fruit cakes eaten generally in Christmas time. I got to know these cakes when I moved to Helsinki, but I never became fond of them. This one, though, is a delicious version as it doesn’t have too many different fruits and also, almonds adds a nice texture. Oh and by the way, there is no plum in it.
I like rice pilaf a lot. And I like making different types of it, mixing with a variety of ingredients, such as different kinds of spices and lentils like this recipe.
These buttery cookies have my favourite nut and my favourite dried fruit!
Whenever I make something with pecans, I remember how expensive they are – at least in Finland that is. I mean, I find nuts generally quite expensive here, but pecans really exceed in that. But well, they are delicious and they are used in a moderate amount in this recipe so it’ll be fine.
I love a good old wholesome salad as a main dish. I mostly make a salad with grains if I am to eat it alone, but this salad is extremely filling and delicious by itself too. And it’s very easy to make!
I made this pie twice last week and in both times I almost ate the whole thing just by myself. It’s THAT good. Well, I also happen to love broccoli so, there’s that.
This is a very easy to cook stew with very easy to find ingredients. You can even make your little twists and add more vegetables or beans you like.
I think the closest thing to a bread pudding I ever ate in my life was ekmek kadayifi – an Ottoman dessert with bread soaked in syrup and served with clotted cream. This bread pudding with currants though is not that sweet. In fact, it is slightly bitter.