Dreaming of warmer days in Nicosia, Cyprus

Wind, rain, cold, repeat… This is November sweater weather.  Winter is not even here yet but I can only dream of warmer and sunny days.

I took this photo in Nicosia, Cyprus in September.  Nicosia being the capital city of Cyprus, is also the last “divided capital”.  The southern part is of the Republic of Cyprus and the northern part is Turkish.  There is a checkpoint for border crossing where visitors have to show their passports.  This photo was taken on the northern side of Nicosia.  I miss the colours and the sun!  Wish I could just jump into the picture and have a drink on the terrace.

Cyprus

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Thanksgiving Bliss in The Netherlands with Easy Turkey Recipe

First of, Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians home and abroad!  Although this year is my fifth Thanksgiving away from home and I am very thankful that I still had a proper poultry feast with my second family this weekend.  Actually, three years ago I introduced the Thanksgiving dinner to my boyfriend’s family and they loved it so much it is properly a thing now.  So every October, we have an event called kalkoen (which is Dutch for turkey), not Thanksgiving, just turkey… haha.

Anyway, in The Netherlands usually you would only come across turkey in the sandwich meat section in the supermarket, and if you want a proper full turkey for roasting you have to pre-order it at the special poultry shop.  Before cooking for my in-laws I’ve never roasted a turkey before, so you can imagine the pressure… but I followed the can-do attitude and I’m definitely thankful that I have found a

super easy, manageable recipe that comes with smashing results 🙂   !!!

I found this recipe on the internet a few years back and again I am super thankful that I have scribbled it down (because it doesn’t come up in my google results anymore even with the search terms from the recipe?!).  What I love about this recipe is that it has

no complicated steps and the turkey really does not dry out.

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