It’s Melon Season – Time To Indulge In Refreshing Melon Salad (Kavun Salatası)

What to eat? The temperatures are soaring, it's humid, the appetite isn't up to much. But you know you've got to replenish your weary body. And, if you're anything like us and you love your food, you'd like to actually sit and enjoy putting those energy-giving calories back in! Thank goodness then … [Read more...]

Paçanga Böreği Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

Do you remember in our post about making Turkish rice that we told you about a friend who is a great cook but her husband just loves to eat rice and yoghurt? Yeah, well she's gonna feature in this post as well today as she is the person who first introduced us to paçanga böreği. It was Christmas … [Read more...]

East Turkey Road Trip Part 6 – To Kars And (Almost) Back Again

In our two days on the road in the east of Turkey we'd seen so much, observed so much, realised a couple of ambitions - it was all bordering on the overwhelming; just amazing - and now it was time to head to Kars to get some food before driving back to Patnos. Let's recap where we've been and what … [Read more...]

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe – Perfect For The Barbecue

We love this time of year, here in Fethiye; we're enjoying barbecue season - and, of course, we expect to be doing so for a good while yet. Wherever you may be reading this post, we hope you've got barbecue weather, too, because this recipe is perfect for your outdoor grill. If the weather's not … [Read more...]

How To Make Sigara Böreği (Turkish Cheese Rolls)

On returning home, most people who visit Turkey on holiday leave the country with memories of those delicious cheese rolls they ate nearly every evening with their meze dishes. Those delicious 'Turkish cheese rolls' that they always talk about are called sigara böreği and are probably the most well … [Read more...]

The Kindness of People in Turkey

We had a post planned for today but it's going to have to wait for another time as we just have to share this story with you. A lovely (for us) random act of kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, whatever you want to call it. It's made our Monday anyway and has confirmed why we love blogging and … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Kars Gravyer Peynir – Photo Story

Recently, we've been trying to familiarise ourselves with and sample a few different Turkish cheeses. In the past, we've been content with the white cheeses (beyaz peynir) and local Fethiye tulum (cheese that's stored in goat's skin) so we decided it was time for a bit of variety in our cheese … [Read more...]

Shopping For Ingredients At Our Local Market

Every so often, I get the urge the cook something that I haven't made for ages. So this afternoon when we went up to the market in Fethiye, rather than just buying the usuals, I had a quick scan round the stalls in search of a bit of inspiration. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to make but the … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Otlu Peynir (Herby Cheese)

Last November, when we first started to make plans about the blog, we made a Word document which was a list of all the things we could maybe write about that we loved about Turkey and Fethiye in particular. We made a Turkish food section and top of the food list was Turkish cheese. For some reason … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Ceviz (Walnuts)

Strictly speaking, ceviz (walnuts) are not seasonal food in Turkey because you can buy them throughout the year but there are more of them about at this time of year. Maybe they're in season in Turkey at the moment and then they come from abroad at other times of the year? We're not sure. I took … [Read more...]