Pasta Bake Recipes – This One Is Yoghurt Topped

We love to experiment with pasta bake recipes because they’re not only good, wholesome comfort foods in winter; they’re also easy to play around with. And, you can also make enough so that you can either portion it out and save some for another time, or you can reheat leftovers the day after for a […]

(Not) Turkish Meze Recipes – Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chilli Relish

We’re always playing around with different meze recipes just because it’s a great way to eat. The meze table is a social thing, even when it’s just the two of us – and even if we’re just talking about the food we’ve made. Recently, we made a new addition to our meze menu and, although […]

Mediterranean Style Tuna & Aubergine Pasta Bake Recipe – That’s What We Call It

Do you ever have those days when you just look in the fridge, you’ve got food in there but it’s not really inspiring you and you fancy doing something a bit different with it? Our latest little fad is making ‘Mediterranean pasta bakes.’ That name is in inverted commas because we do just make them […]

How To Make Chicken Schnitzel – It’s Loved In Turkey, Too

As the warmer summer months start to kick in and the temperatures rise, thoughts begin to turn to salads and meze dishes and main meals become a much more simple affair; some seared fish with salad, grilled or sauteed meat with a simple side salad. And this is also where Barry’s chicken schnitzel recipe comes […]

A Recipe For Traditional English Deep Dish Meat & Potato Pie

We do get the odd pang, every now and then, for some good old English comfort food (remember our recipe for home made crumpets many moons ago?) and recently, during a rare cold snap in Fethiye, our bodies just decided it was time for a bit of that type of food. That type of food […]

It’s Strawberry Season In Fethiye! How Do You Eat Yours?

When is strawberry season in Fethiye? Well, right about now, as it happens. This is also the time of year for the sour foods where erik (unripe plums) start to make an appearance and çağla (unripe almonds) abound on the stalls of the markets around Fethiye – and it’s where trays, piled with plump juicy […]

Hamsi: What To Do With Those Annoying Leftovers

As far as seasonal food in Turkey is concerned, this time of year is our favourite. We’re still enjoying pomegranates, young citrus fruits are starting to appear in their winter abundance on the markets …and hamsi is on Fethiye fish market. We love hamsi! Last week, we took ourselves off to the fish market to […]

Turkish Seasonal Food – Cold Tomato Soup Recipe

Back in June we celebrated the arrival of the giant, summer, Turkish tomatoes and posted a recipe for tomato salad. Well, we’re just about surviving the Fethiye July heat and mentally preparing ourselves for a predicted temperature rise over the coming weekend.a Enter the tomato. Such a versatile, seasonal food that is the main ingredient […]

Turkish Seasonal Food – Giant Tomato Celebration

We might be wilting a little in this intense summer heat but with the intense summer heat comes the ultimate, summer-seasonal-food reward – the enormous, Turkish tomato. We’ve discussed our love of this seasonal tomato in the past and yesterday, the stalls of Çalış market were once again piled high with the beauties. Some stall […]

Not Very Turkish Recipes: Homemade Lasagne

Today’s recipe is not a Turkish recipe by any stretch of the imagination, so how has a recipe for homemade lasagne made it into our blog? Well, you may remember last Wednesday’s blog post was all about our love for visiting Istanbul and, at the end of it, we said we would be in Istanbul […]