Peynirli Cicek Pogaca literally translates to Cheese Flower pastry. Pogaca are savoury pastries filled with cheese, olives and potatoes and available all over Turkish bakeries. They are enjoyed as breakfast or tea time treats. When I saw the shape of the breads, I just immediately decided to make it for this month’s #BreadBakers theme. The theme was to make a Mother’s day inspired flower bread. There are so many ways to make beautiful shaped breads and this is one of the easiest methods.
Empanadas are pastries or bread stuffed with meat or any other filling. This is a dish common in Spain and Latin American countries. It is either baked or deep fried according to the region it is served. These are so easy to pack and so makes a great snack to take on picnics. I am doing picnic hamper recipes for this week’s BM and this recipe is a part of the theme. As I mentioned earlier, you will be seeing international dishes this week.
Last month, I had so many hurdles and couldn’t even visit my blog regularly. But this month I am trying to get back on track. So I have enrolled for this month’s BM. The themes are quite interesting as always. For the first week, I have chosen the theme Picnic Hampers. So when you go on picnic, what can you take with you to fill the tummies of all the hungry family members. When I was a kid, mom used to make puliodharai and thayir saadam for every picninc we went. And after marriage, even my mom-in-law used to make the same combination. Looks like most of us have grown up with the same food. Even my daughter loves this food. So even I make the same when we go for a picnic. But what can we do if we want to make a change? Go for any food that is easy to pack and doesn’t spill or go bad in the journey. I will be sharing three international recipes which can be packed for picninc and I am sure kids would love it.
Every year we do a mega marathon during April and I enthusiastically signed up for it. It was my most favourite theme, A-Z bakes around the world. I had my list ready before 6 months, and started baking before three months and was done with nearly 13 dishes. But everything doesn’t happen as you plan. Infact, nothing happens as planned for me, so due to some personal hurdles, I couldn’t participate in this BM which I am still sad about. I have been so disinterested in blogging this month and have been in some kind of zombie mode for the past four weeks. I hate to do anything. And somehow I got my brain working and wanted to blog today. So here is my post which was supposed to be done for the first of this month. I hope to regain all my confidence to blog again.
After starting my paleo diet, the one thing I crave for is watermelon. Being in a weight loss diet, even fruits are prohibited, but if you are in for a life style change, then there is no issue with eating fruits. And for this summer, water melon can be the best fruit. So many times I see this combination of feta cheese and water melon, I used to wonder how it would taste like. And one fine day I had both the home made feta and some water melon and thought why not try it.
For all those who are wondering what happened to me, I am still not back to regular blogging but I am fine. I was supposed to do the month long BM this month, but even after preparing nearly 13 posts, I opted out. I think this is called as the blogger’s block. I just don’t want to bake for now. But as I had so many recipes ready, I thought why not do one post atleast for Bread Bakers. For this month, the host Anshie of Spice Roots selected Bread sfrom Italy as the theme. As I had already made a bread but had it in drafts, I felt that it would be good to post it for this occasion.
It has been a while since I posted recipes here. I have been quite busy and there were some problems regarding my network connection and I couldn’t check my blog for nearly 8 days. Yesterday the problem was resolved and I was so happy to be back online. My life has become so much dependent on internet connection. I have completed three months successfully in my paleo diet and from the past 2 weeks, I have been on intermittent fasting too. I have gone down by nearly 9 kg and have reduced so many inches. They say I look younger. Yay!!
A good news to share. Sruti has completed her junior school and she is going to high school. Nowadays it is so normal to conduct graduation day for students going from class fifth to high school and it was also conducted in Sruti’s school. They made their graduation day caps and it was a lovely sight watching all the kids walking the stage with their caps on. We had a wonderful time at her school and to celebrate it, I made a graduation day cake for Sruti.