Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom Season – That’s November In Fethiye

These days, even at the local markets around Turkey, it’s possible to eat some fruits and vegetables year-round without having to worry about them going out of season. Yes, some months will be more bountiful than others – and prices will fluctuate occasionally – but those foods are the staples of our kitchen and we […]

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 […]

Fethiye Photo: Kayaköy November Harvest

Wow, it really doesn’t seem so long since January when we posted our first Fethiye Friday photo and announced we would do this every Friday. At the time, the whole of 2012 was ahead of us and, as far as the blog was concerned, it felt like quite a commitment we were taking on…and here […]

Fethiye Photo: Pomegranate – The Ultimate Turkish Seasonal Food?

We love this time of year in Fethiye. Summer is a time for enjoying days and evenings with friends and family who fly over from the UK; day trips, pool days, bars, eating out. A lot of the time, it whirls by in a haze…and then all of a sudden, it’s gone. We wave off […]

Alternative Sightseeing In Izmir – Alsancak Street Market

Regular readers of this blog will know we have a bit of a passion (or should that say obsession?) for food markets. Sundays are taken up with a trip to Çalış market, Tuesdays we’re off along the harbour in the opposite direction to Fethiye market and Fridays – our favourite – see us back on […]

Our Olive Haul On The Datça Peninsula

“Okay, let’s go to the grove and pick up the olives,” our friend’s dad said, grinning. Our friend rolled her eyes – this is all old hat to her – and asked us if we wanted to go and help harvest the olives (she quite clearly didn’t). Of course we wanted to go and help get […]

Winter Seasonal Food In Fethiye

If there’s one thing we don’t like doing, it’s wishing our lives away; looking forward to events while forgetting to enjoy the present. In the UK these days, people don’t have any choice but to look forward. No sooner have they come back from their summer holidays than the supermarkets empty their shelves of sun […]

Okra Health Benefits – July & August Is Okra Season In Turkey

In July and August in Fethiye, okra is in its prime! We love the Turkish word for okra: Bamya. It’s just got a nice sound to it…but that ‘nice sound’ was all it had until we conquered our okra fear. Despite a plethora of okra health benefits, poor old ladies’ fingers are not well loved by the masses […]

Agricultural Fethiye: Photo Story

Last week, we had a friend coming over from the UK to stay with us for the week. This summer has, and will continue to be, hectic with almost back-to-back friends coming and going and we completely forgot about going to either Fethiye or Çalış markets to stock up on meze ingredients for her visit. […]

Seasonal Food In Turkey – Kayaköy Pomegranate Trees

We saw something beautiful the other day. However long we live in Turkey, we’re becoming more and more certain there is always going to be something to surprise us; a process of nature we have never seen (or noticed?), right on our doorstep. Those of you who read this blog often may know we’ve had […]