Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant […]

Help Beach & Yacht Club, Fethiye – Love It!

What a great day we had! We need to tell you that there’s yet another new addition to the Fethiye beach scene and, as with all newcomers, we were excited and just had to go and check it out. But we had to bide our time. Mixed weather since their opening day didn’t really make for […]

Fethiye News – Summer And Ramazan

What’s this, then? Two Fethiye monthly news updates in two months? Aren’t we on a roll, eh? Well, there’s always so much to tell you, so, this last month, we’ve even kept some little notes then we don’t forget anything. It’s all go, you see. All the usual random stuff of what we’ve been up […]

Dantel Pension, Antalya – Cosy Kaleiçi Digs

Clean room? Check. Comfy bed? Check. Decent breakfast? Check. In a good spot? Check. Great for our budget? Check. Yeah, these are all the things we look for when we’re booking our digs for any little jaunt we do and Dantel Pension in Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi, ticked all of our boxes. Whenever we go […]

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart Recipe – Success From Failure

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Well, actually, this is the story of a plan that didn’t come together. But then, from that, a lovely little accidental strawberry delight was created. This is how we came to produce our little Turkish breakfast sweet treat, puff pastry strawberry tart. Or, to give […]

News Of Life In Fethiye – It’s Been A While

Well, we’ve not had one of our random Fethiye updates for a while, have we? Certainly not monthly, anyway! That’s life, isn’t it? I started out 2017 with a mental note to self. A New Year’s Resolution. Make sure the monthly Fethiye news update goes out every month. And oh, look. Here we are, in […]

In Antalya? Don’t Miss Karaalioğlu Park

The more we visit the southern Mediterranean city of Antalya, the more we love it. That’s the beauty of slow travel. We get more of a feel for what makes a place tick. Rather than racing around, ticking places off in a ‘been there, done that, time to move on’ fashion, you get to sink […]

Sultan’s Aqua City, Çalış – A Big Splash

Sultan’s Aqua City in Çalış is what we’re all about for today’s post. Because, you see, we’re at that time of year again. The trickle begins around January and then picks up pace during the spring. I’m talking about those messages you get from friends when you live in another country; especially in a town […]

Spinach And Potato Puff Pastry Rolls – A Dream Combination

Ahh, yes. We have discovered the joy of puff pastry. Or, to give it its Turkish name, we have discovered the joy of experimenting with milföy böreği. We’re Brits. We know puff pastry well, of course. Pasties and sausage rolls were a staple, growing up. But we had never cooked with it before. Until recently, […]

Our Ode To Gözleme – A Darling Of Turkish Food

Let’s consider the humble gözleme. Why? Well, have you ever met anyone who isn’t instantly grateful for its entrance into their life? We love the stuff and losts of others agree with us! Turkish cuisine is oft ranked by food experts as one of the world’s top three cuisines – no arguments from these two […]