Summer Fruit Frozen Yoghurt – A Sweet Mix Of Seasonal And Local Ingredients

Something light and something cold. That’s been the main reply from each of us this summer when the other has asked, “What shall we eat today?” If you read our Fethiye news updates, you’ll know that we’ve made so many of our staple salads over summer – our salad of green lentils, a tangy chickpea […]

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart Recipe – Success From Failure

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Well, actually, this is the story of a plan that didn’t come together. But then, from that, a lovely little accidental strawberry delight was created. This is how we came to produce our little Turkish breakfast sweet treat, puff pastry strawberry tart. Or, to give […]

Pasta Bake Recipes – This One Is Yoghurt Topped

We love to experiment with pasta bake recipes because they’re not only good, wholesome comfort foods in winter; they’re also easy to play around with. And, you can also make enough so that you can either portion it out and save some for another time, or you can reheat leftovers the day after for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 minus an […]

Turkish Recipes: Geren – A Yoghurt-Based Meze For Summer

A few days ago, we did a post about Turkish meze and included a photo of a new meze we had never come across before. We were in Yakamoz restaurant, along the river in Dalyan and we spotted it in the glass fridges straight away; it jumped out at us because neither of us recognised […]

Turkish Drinks: Ayran – Yoghurt Not Milk

Dad comes out to Fethiye for a visit so we phone him to check he got here okay. Me: Hi dad. How’s your apartment? We’ll come round to see you in a few minutes. Dad: (In a very grumpy voice.) Apartment’s fine and when you come round, bring some milk with you! I’ve bought two […]

Turkish Recipes – Garlic Yoghurt With Carrots

Garlic yoghurt with carrots (yoğurtlu havuç) is a Turkish recipe that we have only ever had the pleasure to eat in the home. The Turkish restaurants we frequent in Fethiye never seem to have it available in their meze fridges and neither of us have any idea why. We find it an interesting alternative to […]