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GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

GULLAC – Milky dessert with pomegranate, walnuts or pistachio

Balkon3 is preparing Gulac (Güllaç) – a traditional Turkish dessert particularly popular during Ramadan fasting. Turkish cuisine is well-known for a number of nutritious and delicious desserts with milk. Gullac, a milky dessert (pronounced gioul-lahCH)... It is a white, soft and simple
COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

COFFEE ON THE ROCKS – THE GREEK WAY TO SURVIVE THE DAY

What is frappe? It is a cold coffee drink, shaken in order to create a frothy topping. It is served in a tall glass, filled with ice cubes, and drank from a bendy straw. What... How to make your own frappe
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Tourists Attractions in the City Izmir, Turkey

Turkey’s number three city after both Ankara and Istanbul, Izmir is home to one of the nation’s leading ports and is spotted within the Mediterranean basin. Izmir brags an extraordinary history, spanning in the ballpark... cosmopolitan, urban, marvelous archeology
Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Before dawn I wait for the first smell of Suhoor from the kitchen. My mother is cooking. I can feel the smell, unusual, sweet, full of feelings. It is not just the smell of food,... Fasting is “forced poverty”
Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try the magical Turkish cuisine that always has a little, fascinating surprise in store. This time it is a strange little pleasure with an even stranger name: pismaniye(regret). These lovely snow white, delicious cotton candywill... Recipe - Try it and you won’t regret it
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A Blasé World Cup 2014 – Watching the games in Greece

These days, crowds around the globe are talking a lot about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. So, I was asked what it is that Greeks feel about it. Just observing it all, and being... Watching the World Cup 2014 in Athens
Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Football and beer. Why beer? There aren’t many explanations to that. It’s generally accepted that football has first become a traditional sport in the countries where beer had already been a traditional beverage, like the... Do you have the rare ingredient?
You need to stir public interest in your books

You need to stir public interest in your books

Balkon 3 interview with Nermin Mollaoglu, a literary agent from Turkey Nermin Mollaoglu is one of the best literary agents in Europe. She is an avid lover of literature, connecting Balkan countries by organizing meetings,... It is not very profitable, but the mission is more important
We put Nea Salamina back to the top of volleyball world

We put Nea Salamina back to the top of volleyball world

Interview with Zarko Ristoski, Selector of Macedonia National Volleyball Team Mr. Ristoski, what is it that people find so appealing in volleyball? It isn’t football, it isn’t basketball, there aren’t many fans and supporter clubs,... I miss Halloumi goat cheese
We are also watching the FIFA World Cup

We are also watching the FIFA World Cup

I sat down to write this article whileArgentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina were playing a match on the television set opposite me. It was after midnight. No time is bad time for watching the Football... ...although Macedonia is not participating