Garlic Yoghurt With Carrots – Sarımsaklı Yoğurtlu Havuç Salatası

Turkish garlic yoghurt with carrots (sarımsaklı yoğurtlu havuç salatası) is a meze dish that we usually only have the pleasure to eat in the home. You sometimes get to eat this tasty Turkish carrot salad on the Blue Bays boat trips around Fethiye but, for whatever reason, the Turkish restaurants we … [Read more...]

Menemen – A Recipe For Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes & Vegetables

Traditional Turkish menemen; the first time we came to Fethiye on holiday, a local guy we'd met described one of his favourite Turkish breakfast recipes to us. Cue the dreamy face that comes over most Turkish people (usually males) as they list the ingredients of meals cooked by their mum! Because, … [Read more...]

Karnabahar Yemeği – A Recipe For Turkish Cauliflower Stew

It's that time again isn't it? You know; the one where we're all filled with enthusiasm about getting fit and healthy and losing weight and... Or have you already given up on all of that? Well, whether you have or not, we've got a great recipe for you in this post. Traditionally Turkish, very easy … [Read more...]

Hi, Chayote Squash. Or Should That Be Rodos Kabağı?

Seasonal eating - we love it! Especially when it's a true seasonal food. Something you only see at a certain time of year. A food that you can look forward to, anticipating its appearance on the markets and mentally planning all the Turkish dishes you're going to make when you finally get your hands … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

A Healthy Guacamole Recipe – Loving Avocados

Guacamole - not Turkish food 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 grow, an … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]