Breakfast is apparently the most important meal of the day. I used to skip breakfast a LOT when I lived in Sydney. Or it was a healthy breakfast of coke and cigarettes – yes really! Then I found out I was Type 2 Diabetic and I pulled my head in and actually learnt about eating healthy. I still have a lot to learn but a good breakfast and my early morning jog to the deniz is a good start.
Now living in the Village breakfast is the first of many delicious (and healthy) meals I eat every day. I love that everything is organic. I love that the bread is delicious and costs the equivalent of AUD$0.25 for a loaf. The eggs are huge and when cracked the yolk is so yellow, scrambling them is a sin! Cucumber, tomatoes,olives and my mother in law’s cheese (https://janeyinmersin.com/2013/10/) all washed down with a glass of cay to complete our Turkish banquet. Yesterday we made borek (lightly fried pastry with cheese) and if we make it to the market we also buy Turkish sausage (although I recently read an article in a Turkish newspaper where someone suggested that the sausage could possibly be made from horse meat. Eeek!).
Daughter and her cousins have already left for school by 7am so generally it is just us girls (and now, of course, The Turk) sitting in the sunshine enjoying this delicious banquet. Actually now that The Turk has arrived we also must have corba (soup) for breakfast. He loves his Spicy Red Lentil Soup (which I made last night) and he believes that a good breakfast is not complete without corba on the table. The Turk also suggested this morning that I learn to make Tripe Soup but THAT is never going to happen!
Now if only I could find some bacon . . .