(Not) Turkish Meze Recipes – Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chilli Relish

We're always playing around with different meze recipes just because it's a great way to eat. The meze table is a social thing, even when it's just the two of us - and even if we're just talking about the food we've made. Recently, we made a new addition to our meze menu and, although it's not … [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...]

Turkish Seasonal Food – Giant Tomato Celebration

We might be wilting a little in this intense summer heat but with the intense summer heat comes the ultimate, summer-seasonal-food reward - the enormous, Turkish tomato. We've discussed our love of this seasonal tomato in the past and yesterday, the stalls of Çalış market were once again piled high … [Read more...]

Not Very Turkish Recipes: Homemade Lasagne

Today's recipe is not a Turkish recipe by any stretch of the imagination, so how has a recipe for homemade lasagne made it into our blog? Well, you may remember last Wednesday's blog post was all about our love for visiting Istanbul and, at the end of it, we said we would be in Istanbul again in … [Read more...]

A Not Turkish Recipe – Ratatouille

I know ratatouille isn't a Turkish recipe - but as part of trying to eat healthily for our fast approaching run, we had it for tea a few nights ago. And of course, we made it with Turkish ingredients so it's kind of Turkish. I've never particularly liked ratatouille - what's so interesting about … [Read more...]

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...]

Ezme Recipe – Spicy Antep Ezmesi

Antep Ezmesi: what can we say? We're fully aware that we're always saying different Turkish dishes are favourites for us...but then another food always springs to mind...and that's a favourite, too. But Antep Ezmesi is one of the originals. An old faithful that's always been on our meze table and, … [Read more...]