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...]

Erik Tavası Recipe – Turkish Cooking With Seasonal Fruit

Seasonal cooking - it's just the best. The best because when the food markets are abundant in a particular seasonal fruit or vegetable for just a few weeks, we get over-excited and buy far too much of it for two people. And that's when we're forced to get creative and learn new recipes. This is a … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 the last of our visitors, the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 the olives. We were dying … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – A Recipe For Winter Chutney

Wednesday's post was a cheerful display of the contrasting autumn / winter colours of the seasonal food that currently tempts the food shopper on Fethiye market - velvety plums, blushing apples, the vibrant orange of mandalinas and the rich, brown chestnuts that sit comfortably alongside the vibrant … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Turkish Seasonal Food: Nectarines

Have blog, will post! This feels quite strange as we're used to sitting on the sofa in the comfort of our own home, creating blog posts. You may have noticed we've been quiet for the last couple of days and that's because Turk Telecom are 'doing works' which have involved our neighbourhood being … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]