Seasonal Food in Turkey – Domates – Ugly Fruit

Before we'd ever been to Turkey, neither of us could really see the point of fresh tomatoes. They were the occasional sandwich filler and nothing else. Watery, hard, tasteless, orange things. (We know some people can get hold of good tomatoes in Britain but in our neck of the woods, there's no such … [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 – Yeni Dunya / Maltese Plum

We're in a bit of a seasonal food mini series at the moment. We are, after all, in the midst of spring when new life begins, and lots of fruits and vegetables should be cropping up soon. This is another photo I took at the big Fethiye market on Tuesday and just like çağla, it's another seasonal food … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çağla

Spring has been slowly appearing on Fethiye and Çalış market in the form of seasonal fruit and veg but this week's Tuesday market in Fethiye was just a joy. Most of the springtime produce was in evidence and in abundance. We loved it because a new season has started and it was visible. So, what … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – December Oranges

I wrote about tangerines a few days ago, I know, so it has to be the turn of the orange today. It really is citrus season here and I don't know if it's been a particularly good harvest this year but we've just got back from the Tuesday market in Fethiye and there are tangerines, lemons and oranges … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hurma

As it's Sunday, we've again partaken in our second favourite pastime (after sitting in bars) of going to the market. As part of 'Seasonal Food in Turkey,' our intention was to try and keep with the festive theme and take some photos of the dreaded Brussels sprouts. They've been around on the market … [Read more...]

Tis the season to be…

Right. Determined to start getting festive as from today. I don't know if it's the lovely weather or what but I just know Christmas is gonna arrive all at once and we'll have done absolutely nothing about it cos those festive feelings are just not happening at the minute. So, here is my first … [Read more...]