Oh the joys of summer, they come in all forms. Sunshine, warmer temperatures, trips to the beach, ice cream and summer fruits. I’m not sure when my love for apricots and peaches started but it hasn’t been that passionate earlier in my life. As a German I grew up loving apples and strawberries. Noting wrong with that but it’s such a great feeling to extend your love to other fruits. So yes, my love for peaches and apricot is a recent one. I think it was that summer in France when I studied in Bordeaux for a semester. There was a traditional French bakery on my short walk between home and university. Every single day I’d pass by in the morning when the scent of freshly baked treats would fill up the streets of our neighborhood….
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? For me, it was just last weekend. I actually tried a few things for the first time. Had a housewarming party. Served only vegan food. And offered a raw lime cheesecake which had avocado as the main ingredient. Of course, I didn’t tell anyone because I was sceptical at first too. I mean I had tried avocado pudding before. I even shared my recipe for Matcha Avocado Pudding over on The Chalkboard Mag. But making a cake version at home…for other people, some of whom are clearly no vegans or experimental eaters…that was something else. To be honest, I did prepare two other cakes. One was a peach and apple crumble and the other one a strawberry coconut tart. I knew at least these two would be crowd pleasers….
You know what’s been my all time favorite comfort drink until recently? Coffee! And you know which drink won my heart and warms my soul since lately? Golden Milk! Drinking a warm cup of golden milk at sunrise or enjoying it before going to bed gives me an absolute feeling of comfort. And that color! It reminds me of summer days and sunflower fields. And the taste makes me think of cold winter evenings snuggled under a blanket with my cats. It brings back childhood memories when my mum would wake me up every morning with a cup of warm honey milk, a daily routine that she would uphold until I was 6 years old.I secretly still wish she would have continued serving it until I left the house at age 19.
We didn’t have many food traditions at home but the hot milk with honey was one that I really enjoyed. So when I made golden milk for the first time, it kind of brought me back to my childhood mornings. Since then I appreciate a cup once or twice a week, especially in the evenings as it calms me down and my body appreciates the relaxing ‘fuel’ just before bedtime.
Cappadocia is probably one of the most photogenic places in the world. Long before we even talked about moving to Turkey, I saw photos of Capaddocia’s dreamy landscape, golden hills and balloon filled morning skies. It stayed on my bucket list for nearly two years and finally in April this year I went to Cappadocia on an extended weekend trip.
Before I even booked the flight and our hotel, I was looking for great photo locations in the Cappadocia area. I had seen these beautiful shots of other travel and lifestyle bloggers but didn’t find a lot of information or hints on where to go. So I compiled a list of my favorite photo locations in Cappadocia. I also added the exact coordinates so you’ll be able to find it easily and snap away memorable shots….