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Cherry Galette

Merhaba From Turkiye.... Selam.

Cherry is in season..... yes, I love cherry...the fruit I never ate before in my homeland... I don't know... was there cherry tree some where I didn't know or really there was not one. But cherry is very hard to find in Indonesia, except cherry in can/ preserved.
That's why I really enjoy eating them fresh or make them something. 

Yesterday there were two Indonesian students visited us.. So happy to see them because I didn't meet them for a quite long time due to their exam before summer holiday. So touching also cause they came to farewell to me and family before they spend summer holiday in Indonesia... They are both good and nice girls.. I miss them already...

They brought us a bag of sweet cherry that I like...thank you girls! so I'm thinking to make a nice yet crunchy dessert for our iftar.... so voalla.. I got this idea.. Cherry galette...
With sweet delish cherry filling meet with slightly savory flaky crust... what could be delight than that? Oh. yeah.. with warm love of family...  

Cherry Galette | Çitra's Home Diary. #cherrygalette #galetterecipe #cherryrecipe #inseason #pierecipe #cherrypie #dessert #summerbaking

For the dough, I use smitten kitchen's flaky pie recipe. Besides it's using all butter in the recipe (no shortening required) also the crust is so nice with the flaky crunchy result. I just love it.


Melon and Chia soda drink with Cocopandan syrup(Es Melon dan selasih)

Selam everbody.... Merhaba from Turkiye...

Until Ramadhan day 6 the weather still so friendly here... Even tonight when I post this Melon Chia soda drink.. Rain pouring soft on and off..it's just so peaceful. 

This Melon chia drink I made for our iftar today. In summer like this we can find melon easily and the price these days is so cheap.

The chia .... Hmmm.. I love chia. In Asia mostly we mix it in our cold beverages. The texture is so unique and if you search for more... it has many benefits.

What you need:

Strawberry and Chocolate hand pie

Assalamu'alaikum....... Merhaba from Turkey..

It's late post.... actually I made this few days ago but since early Ramadhan day 1 I've been busy with things around the house. And like many other time in Ramadhan I have a little less sleep. And thanks God this Ramadhan in summer time the weather is so friendly... so many rain... air is so fresh with bit of windy sometimes... It's really helpful to keep my energy still fresh during day light.
Today's post is simply easy strawberry with chocolate hand pie. It's so simple, quick, easy yet double yummy. Serve it with vanilla ice cream or simple whipped cream will be more delish. But I serve it with Kaymak, it's a creamy dairy product similar to clotted cream, made from the milk of water buffalos, cows, sheep, or goats
Mostly recipe I googling around is directly put fresh strawberry over the pastry dough but as my own experiences with fresh fruity pie, it will end up with wet and messy looking pie. Yes.. some people okay with that.. But this time I want my pie looks pretty as I bought from patisserie (*_*)... So I bake my strawberry before filling it to the dough. The result is so nice and yummy in taste yet pretty good looking hand pie...

Ramazan Pidesi (Ramadhan pide recipe)..make it at home!

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you can come back, again and again, to check up on any beyond Indonesian or Turkish food or something sweets that you might love. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this simple blog thing worthwhile 😍💛

HOMEMADE Ramazan Pidesi (Ramadhan pide recipe)| Çitra's Home Diary. #ramazanpidesi #turkishpide #flattbread #pidebread #homadepide #homadebread #rotikhasturki

Marhaban ya Ramadhan.... 
Ramazanimiz Mubarek Olsun...... Wishing you and family blessed and joyful Ramadhan.... May Allah accept all your prayers in this holy month.

In Turkey, the atmosphere welcoming Ramadhan is so warm and makes me feel a bit missing my homeland. Everywhere people say "Hayirli Ramazanlar" to each other as selam. I can feel that everyone rejoice to welcome this grace month......

And there is one bread which only found in Ramadhan month.... it's Ramazan pidesi (Ramadhan pide bread). Every public baker (halk fırını) or market sell this pide only in Ramadhan. It's slightly leavened flatbread with egg glaze and sprinkles with black and white sesame seeds. This pide slightly more expensive compare to normal daily bread.

Here my recipe for you who want to make it at home. the method is same as when you make bread, just you flatten it and glaze with egg yolk.... it's so fluffy and yummy to try...

make 2 medium pide bread.

Tahu Acar (Tofu Salad) / Indonesian tofu salad

Selam everybody... Merhaba from Turkey...

I am so joyful and grateful because Ramadhan will soon start in these few days.... 
Ramadhan is the 9th month in Islamic calendar. The most important and sacred month to all Muslims and a month when we must "fast" during the hours of daylight which is part of our 5 pillars of IslamThe Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month. The actual night that the Qur'an was revealed is a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr ('The Night of Power').

Ramadhan is so important for me and family. And since this 2015 Ramadhan month is on summer time, we must prepare our self so well due to in summer time we will "fast" about 16 hours during daylight. So healthiness and good stamina are become our priority....

Beside keeping our health... preparing Ramadhan menu is also preoccupation for me and for mostly Muslim moms .... We usually already have at least 30 kind of meals, 30 kinds of dessert and 30 kind of beverages for whole ramadhan month in our mind or written on sticky paper on fridge's door :)

Well... maybe next time I will share my Ramadhan menu also here... :)

And maybe my today post also can be an idea for your Ramadhan menu .... :)


Cacık (Turkish style yogurt cucumber salad)

Cacık (read: Jajeek) is a dish made of seasoned yogurt mix with some vegetable such as cucumber, mint leaf or dill, olive oil, and garlic. Other variant people use purslane  (turk: semizotu). Some recipe use thick yogurt without dilute it and serve as meze (appetizer or side dish).
But mostly in my family I make it from dilute yogurt and we eat it as cold soup. It's just so refreshing and yet healthy in this summer time.

To make it is so easy and almost no effort and quick! All you have to do is just preparing all your ingredients near you then you go....

Cacık (Turkish style yogurt cucumber salad) | Çitra's Home Diary. #turkishfoodrecipe #yogurt #cacık #healthyfood #sidedish
So here I share my daily recipe how to make this healthy dish.

Strawberry Cheese Panna Cotta and Sunday's Election in Turkey

Merhaba from Turkiye everyone...
Today 7 June 2015... happy voting day for Turkiye...

Political wind warmly blows since these last few weeks before the peak of the general election day (genel seçim) 2015 last week. Everyone talked about politics and possibilities after elections later. From çay bahçesi / tea house(where Turkish people drink tea) nearly stand every inch in area where I lived, until at offices (at least at public offices that I know).

It seems everyone here is very concerned about politics and government, including my husband. He also got "political fever" like any body else.  Every evening after work, He watched all politic channel, from one channel to another .... ppffff ... I can not even watch my favorite show!

Well ... today the people of Turkish have fulfilled their rights in the election booths .... 
The result of Sunday's general election is a major blow to the biggest party now (AK Party), which has failed, for the first time since it came to power in 2002, to obtain enough votes to form a single-party government, although it is still the party that received the most votes.Well .... I only follow the news here. I'm not voter because I am not Turkish citizen ... Just wait and see where the political wind blows...But I found an interesting unique quote ...

EmilysQuotes.Com - politics, against, kill, people, destroy, planet, being a good person, morality, nature, unknown

anywaayyy....enough about what makes hot in this fresh summer in Turkey.... Let's talk about something cooler..something delightful and yummy... yes... I made Strawberry cheese panna cotta for our weekend dessert at home.
Before stawberry season ending soon... I still grab some of it from farmer market last week. Some I made this yummy Strawberry Cheese Panna Cotta, and some I will make simply strawberry hand pie later (it's a plan *_*)


Fish and Chips

Fish and chip... the meal that commonly eaten across British. One source said it's the most favorite take away food nationally. It's so popular among the British even beat Mac D ( 8 fish and chips outlets every 1 Mac D's outlet)

The potato is thought to have been brought to England from the New World in the 17th century by Sir Walter Raleigh although it is believed that the French invented the fried potato chip.

Both Lancashire and London stake a claim to being the first to invent this famous meal - chips were a cheap, staple food of the industrial north whilst fried fish was introduced in London’s East End. In 1839 Charles Dickens referred to a “fried fish warehouse” in his novel, 'Oliver Twist'.

The populace soon decided that putting fried fish and chips together was a very tasty combination and so was born our national dish of fish and chips!

A combination of Britain’s new railways and trawler fishing meant that fish could be reliably supplied inland, which coincided with chip shops spreading rapidly. It provided an exciting meal for the family that otherwise had to make do with the bleak fare of the Industrial Revolution.

Starting with just one chip shop in 1860, by 1910 there were roughly 25,000, and by 1927 there were 35,000, which shows just how popular the meal had become.

Fish and chips also had a role to play in both world wars. Due to their popularity, the government kept them off the ration list to increase morale and ensure basic nutrition for the munitions workers. Queues were often hours long once word got around that the chip shop had fresh fish! Winston Churchill even referred to them as the “good companions”.

So, there you have it; fish and chips, a national institution that’s considered by many outside it to be quintessentially British, owes its introduction to 15th century refugees, has provided nutrition and a morale boost during the Industrial Revolution and two world wars, and tastes great to boot!


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