Spinach And Potato Puff Pastry Rolls – A Dream Combination

Ahh, yes. We have discovered the joy of puff pastry. Or, to give it its Turkish name, we have discovered the joy of experimenting with milföy böreği. We’re Brits. We know puff pastry well, of course. Pasties and sausage rolls were a staple, growing up. But we had never cooked with it before. Until recently, […]

A Healthy Guacamole Recipe – Loving Avocados

Guacamole – not Turkish at all. Mexican, in fact. But in the winter months, on the fruit and veg stalls around Fethiye fish market, the big Tuesday market and the Sunday market in Çalış, avocados are more prevalent than usual and they are lovely and ripe! And soft, ripe avocados make for a perfect guacamole recipe! Why […]

Oven Baked Potato & Courgette Fritters – Our Take On A Classic Turkish Recipe

Here’s a recipe title for you: Fırında Patatesli Kabak Mücveri. That’s what we’re making in this post. It’s a take on a classic Turkish dish and translates to ‘oven baked potato and courgette fritters’ recipe (or oven baked potato and zucchini fritters for our American readers). As far as we’re concerned the reward for your efforts […]

Chickpea Salad – Turkish Summery Goodness

What are the best salads out there? Well, silly question, really. There are lots, aren’t there? And it’s all down to a matter of opinion. For us, though, the best salads are those that really suit our taste buds. And, if you know us, you’ll know that’s a salad with an abundance of strong flavours…including […]

Cooking With Edible Wild Plants The Turkish Way – Bulgurlu Çiriş Otu Yemeği

There’s something really satisfying about cooking with edible wild plants – that knowledge of eating something that has just sprung up at the side of the road, in a meadow, a forest or in the mountains. No one planted it or cultivated it; the seed just came to be there, and, as it starts to […]

Turkish Green Lentil Salad Recipe – Ideal For Summer!

What to eat when the weather is hot, hot, hot and you know you need to eat…but you just don’t know what you fancy. Nothing too stodgy, that’s for certain. That’s what we’ve been feeling like recently, now that it’s the height of the Fethiye summer. Here’s where dishes like this green lentil salad recipe really come […]

Roasted Cauliflower With Yoghurt Dip Recipe

Yoğurtlu Kozlenmiş Karnabahar – or roasted cauliflower with yoghurt sauce to those of us communicating in the English language. This Turkish roasted cauliflower recipe is so easy and tasty – a winner of a side dish, as a meze or as a standalone snack, too. Because, it’s all very well feasting your eyes upon all […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe – With A Turkish Twist

“In your face, Brussels sprouts!” That pretty much sums up the feeling when eating Brussels sprouts, these days. They were the final frontier of vegetables we just didn’t like – or buy – and we wanted to face our foodie foe and conquer it. We conquered cauliflower and now, with roasted Brussels sprouts, we’ve won! Brussels […]

Baba Ganoush – A Turkish Meze Of Yoghurt & Aubergine

Summer is well and truly under way now and this is perfect weather for exploring Turkish meze recipes and, in particular, yoghurt-based meze recipes; perfect for keeping the body cool on ridiculously hot summer days. This yoghurt-based meze also uses a people’s foodie favourite, aubergine. We’ve done a Turkish aubergine salad, previously, but this one […]

A Homemade Coleslaw Recipe – Lahana Salatası

Is there a classic coleslaw recipe in existence? Well, probably not. Coleslaw salad is one of those universal dishes that’s eaten in many countries around the world and each has its own variation. The only constant is the presence of shredded or finely chopped cabbage. After that, you can get slightly inventive. Cabbage Salad In […]