18 May 2009

Kale Stew

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This robustly green and nutritional plant is a common vegetable of the Black Sea Region in Turkey. I know this stew with corn flour since my childhood. It is cooked nearly everyday in the homes of the Black Sea. It can even be eaten at breakfast. I’ve been to many restaurants and I haven’t aeen any dish that gets anywhere near my homemade recipe. They are either tasteless or the colour is black. I say firstly fulfill my sight and then my tummy, and offer you my reipe of georgious green and 100 % natural Kale stew.

Stinging Nettle Purée: A Cure to Every Problem

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One of the main dishes of the Black Sea Region is Stinging Nettle Purée. The folk back there call it “sirgan” (a kind of shortened version for isirgan in Turkish). The little needles in the leaves are very stingy. Mothers in the Black Sea Region use this health-giving plant as a tool to disciple their children, they yell at their kids saying “I will spank your bottom with nettles if you don’t behave!”. This plant with its benefits for many kinds of diseases such as cancer, rheumatism and even baldness is newly getting the credit it deserves.

I’m here now, ready to prepare this dish that I know from childhood for you to try and taste.

Why Fruits and Vegetables?

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I ask myself, "Why fruits and vegetables?" As I think ideas come to my mind...
Remember the story of a robot named Wall-E whose job was to clean up earth. Mankind had abandoned this planet because ther was no life left. The people lived in a big spaceship as a colony. All of them became obese and could not move. Auto-pilot computers managed everything and tried to prevent the people from returning to earth. One day wall-E found a living plant. This plant was the only life source. After that Wall-E's aim was to transport this plant for the people's return to earth.

In our globalized world our food have also become globalized. Food have got their portion of the eco-pollution produced by technologic developments. We have chosen to eat fast food style instead of natural and organic by blaming our busy work days and time shortage. While our kids eat hamburgers and drink coke, we prefer to sit, watch tv and order take outs from our sofa. We don't have time and we don't exercise. At short we have unhealthy lifestyles.

In this blog you will find recipes prepared from natural and organic fruit and vegetables.

Ayhan Demiral