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...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Huge Green Cabbage!

As the chill quickly descends over Fethiye (is it going to be a particularly cold winter? Our friend predicted it a while ago and I'm starting to think he might be right!), the autumnal, seasonal produce is appearing on the markets of Fethiye. There isn't a season of the year where you can't get … [Read more...]

Fethiye’s Changing Seasons – Late Summer / Early Autumn Fruits

We watched an episode of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (British TV chef / smallholder / campaigner) a few nights ago. The name of the series has completely disappeared from my memory but it's something to do with the seasons and the season we're watching is Autumn. He was all excited, talking about … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Titchy Cucumbers

We were walking around the fruit and vegetables of the Tuesday market in Fethiye this week and these little cucumbers caught my eye. Fortunately, they were displayed next to your average cucumber so you can get an idea of the size. Sometimes, these small cucumbers are labelled as 'turşuluk' which … [Read more...]

Kar Şerbeti – Turkey’s Perfect Hot Weather Refreshment

There is nothing better than seeing one of these signs in the Fethiye hot, summer months of July, August and September. When the weather is like this and you are dragging your weary body around the Tuesday market in Fethiye, the Kar Şerbeti sign is very welcome - think sighting of an oasis in the … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Şeftali and Nektarin

Well don't all these lovely, vibrant colours just shout out summer to you? Peaches (şeftali) galore on Fethiye and Çalış markets at the moment. We don't eat a lot of fruit but the seasonal fruits that I do really look forward to are cherries - still available - peaches and nectarines and, later on … [Read more...]

Our Giant Guide To Fethiye Fish Market

Fethiye fish market; one of the town's most famous tourist attractions, a popular night out, a lunching spot for lots of locals - and also one of our favourite places for doing our food shopping, too. Yes, Fethiye fish market and the surrounding shops and stalls have a special draw for us. So let us … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Summer Fruits

Writing about the seasonal fruit and vegetables on Fethiye and Çalış markets is getting more difficult as we come into early summer because there's just so much to see, photograph, buy and of course, eat. Cherries (kiraz) have been out for a few weeks but they are at their best right now. We … [Read more...]

It’s Erik Season – Turkey’s Love Of Greengage Plums

Before you begin reading this article all about erik, let us first tell you that this is an updated article. Well, after a good few years of living in Turkey, our knowledge has improved a tad. This has been with the help of our own reading and research and also as a result of reader comments. … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çiriş And Courgette Flowers

Two photos today for the seasonal food that's on the markets around Fethiye at the moment. Spring is always going to mean an abundance of different fruit and vegetables - and there really is an abundance right now - so we're trying to keep up with it all. Seasonal Food In Turkey - What is … [Read more...]