I find it very interesting that the organic, non-organic, healthy food discussion is pretty much the same here. Even tough Turkey used to be an agriculture country, farmers here also started using cheap fertilizers, hybrid seeds and everything else that is causing the trouble in the rest of the world. So, when you buy produce from markets or even the small grocery stores on streets, you do not know where your food is coming from. We were lucky enough to find a farm that produces many products in the most natural ways they can think of. We enjoy consuming and cooking these products they ship every week to us very much.
Recently, we had a last minute dinner for friends at our place and brought together some interesting dishes from our favorite products.
Spinach rolls, small olives, green salad with home made pickled red cabbage, mung bean salad, asparagus, a special pickled plant and home made cheese! Some favorites are:
Mung bean salad with recipe from Cafe Fernando.
Home made cheese. I buy milk from a milk farm. Unpasteurized milk. You are supposed to boil it before putting it in the fridge and as I was boiling this time it coagulated. When I called to store to learn if I had done something wrong, they told me that the milk must have gone bad somehow and that they will send me a new one. They also said that I should not waste the bad milk and make cheese from it by simply adding some salt and lemon juice, and drain it. I did just that. I could have added a little more salt but we indeed had home made cheese!