How To Make Çılbır – Turkish Poached Eggs On A Bed Of Garlic Yoghurt

Are you looking for a tasty recipe for poached eggs? There are lots of wonderfully creative ways in which Turkish cuisine uses eggs. Obviously, if you're having a full Turkish breakfast, they make an appearance on the table in some form or other. Turkish Poached Eggs - Çılbır For this recipe, … [Read more...]

July in Fethiye – It’s A Strange Old (Hot) Summer

Another month behind us. So let's have a look back at what's been going on in Fethiye during the month of July. It's certainly been a July like no other - that's the case for many around the world right now - but our daily life ticks on in its quiet way. So much so that it's another month that seems … [Read more...]

How To Make Greek Frappé – A Refreshing Taste Of Summer

It's usually around mid-June when the time comes to start craving a mid-morning Greek-style frappe. When we linger over that first one of the year, that's when we know summer is here and we'll be drinking frappe most days until the end of September, at least. We love a Turkish coffee - but that's … [Read more...]

Mezgit Cafe, Fethiye – Seafood Street Food With A View

When Fethiye's new town square (Beşkaza Meydanı) and adjoining Uğur Mumcu Park were being built, that also meant a bit of a facelift for that stretch of the harbour, too. We got benches framed with vibrant bougainvillea, a feature bridge, new paving stones - and a row of little kiosks that would … [Read more...]

Simit – A Celebration Of One Of The Most Famous Turkish Breads

The simit. We challenge anyone to visit Turkey and not come across this (arguably) most famous and loved of Turkish snacks. The simit bread and the simit seller (see-meet-chee) are, to many, symbols of the country. We'll hold our hands up, here, and admit that it took us quite some time to get … [Read more...]

June In Fethiye – A Gradual Emergence From Lockdown

June was the month where Turkey started the process of coming out of lockdown. A process that was never going to be easy, as other countries are also finding out. It's going to be a long bumpy road but we've all just got to keep pressing on, using our common sense. At least, that's what we're … [Read more...]

Bahane, Çalış Beach – A Coming Of Age

It's a coming of age. Bahane Bar, along Çalış Beach, is all grown up. And looking fantastic for it! A move a little further along the beach, a new colour scheme and so much more space means people like us, who already loved to frequent Bahane, can love it even more. Bahane, Çalış Beach The … [Read more...]

Have You Had The Turkish Breakfast Experience?

For a few years, now, there has been a growing trend in Turkey. And, as far as we're concerned, our hometown of Fethiye is right up there as one of the leaders. We're talking about Turkish breakfast - and the restaurants that serve it! Take a stroll along Fethiye harbour, late morning or early … [Read more...]

For The Love Of Pide – Recipe And Favourite Fillings

Let's talk about pide! And also give you a fantastic, easy pide recipe which you can use and adapt to suit your own tastes. Why? Well, because who doesn't love a Turkish pide whenever you're in the country. We're here in Turkey all the time, so we eat lots of it! We've said before that çorba … [Read more...]

May Lockdown Living In Fethiye

We've got a busy monthly news recap lined up for this post on this, the first day of more relaxed restrictions for many in Turkey. We're fortunate that lockdown has been relatively okay for us. We know not everyone is in the same boat, but we're in a position where we've been able to keep … [Read more...]