today's thought...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

"Sometimes in stopping down to pick up two pennies one can lose a fortune..."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Today İ have guests for dinner and İ want to impress them with my cooking skills. Well, la pièce de résistance is my cake. İ found the recipe in an old newspaper but İ changed the recipe drastically. İ added extra milk, oil and flour. İ used sour cherries instead of apricots and peaches. İ like a lot its light syrup which has juice from 2 lemons.

Spinach Egg meal - the Kurdish way

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I've tried this recipe for a very delicious meal: spinach egg the Kurdish way. Surprisingly, the preparation takes almost no time: very rapid and very easy. It's a very light meal. It is very popular in the south-east region of Turkey. I added the recipe below.

1 kg fresh spinach
2 eggs (for every additional kg of spinach add 2 more eggs
2 tsp tomato paste
1,5 cup oil

Wash the spinach. Keep the spinach for 1-2 minutes in boiling water then drain well.
Beat the 2 eggs.
In a frying wide pan heat the oil, then add the beaten eggs and the tomato paste. Stirr well for 2-3 minutes then add the drained spinach and stirr again for 2-3 minutes to blend with the eggs.

New Free Knitting Pattern: Ameeta Scarf

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I am very pleased to offer another knitting pattern: a lovely scarf which has a beautiful texture. I thought Poems from Wisdom Yarns, a self striping yarn, similar to Noro (actually a much less expensive substitute) would be just perfect for this project. I used 4 skeins color #585 of this yarn. This yarn is a true pleasure to work with, it is very soft and the colors are my favorites: pastel tones.

The link for the free download is here. I would like to hear your opinion and I would be happy to help you with any questions you might have regarding this pattern. Please drop me a line if you're thinking to knit this project.

Fancy wooden knitting needles

Sunday, January 18, 2009

handcrafted fancy wooden knitting needles, glass beads, coconut shell, deniss ayselle firat
Last evening I hand crafted these wooden knitting needles. I decorated them with coconut shells and glass beads. İt makes knitting more enjoyable and it's so funny to notice people staring at my needles but ignoring my project.