Drink House, Fethiye – Gathering Point, Drinks & Tasty Snacks

The arrival of a bar with a name like Drink House was always going to pique our interest. When a new neighbourhood springs up with a raft of businesses to boot, it's inevitable that there are those that settle in and become rooted whilst others have but a temporary existence before a new venture … [Read more...]

A Season In The Life Of The Pomegranate

In the months of May and June around the Fethiye area and beyond to places like Dalyan and Köyceğiz, a true wonder of nature begins to unfold... Pomegranate Trees - The Magic Of Nature Whilst holidaymakers and travellers are busy enjoying the sights and sounds of all that this corner of Turkey has … [Read more...]

Kahvaltılık Sos – The Best Homemade Ketchup

At this time of year, as the hot summer weather slowly becomes more autumnal, the stalls of the local markets are piled high with cheap plum tomatoes and huge red peppers. These are not the type of sweet, juicy tomatoes or crisp red peppers you use for your salads. No, this produce serves another … [Read more...]

Life In Fethiye In September – Hello, Autumn

A long, hot summer. A long, hot summer of walks (and running) between Fethiye and Çalış Beach. It was too hot to walk much further. And a reluctance to use public transport meant we'd had a summer of being pretty much rooted to our immediate neighbourhood. We were really excited for the arrival … [Read more...]

Muhammara Recipe – A Tasty Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Have you ever tried muhammara? If not, you're missing out. Whilst it's not a regular feature on our meze table, when we do make it, we know we're in for a treat. Muhammara is one of those meze dishes that is to be savoured and relished. And the good news is, it's also easy to make. What Is … [Read more...]

BüyükEv Pub & Kitchen – A Burst Of Sunshine In Central Fethiye

We say 'burst of sunshine' because BüyükEv Pub & Kitchen sits on 96 Sokak right in the centre of Fethiye. In 2020, in a bid to smarten things up a little and attract more shoppers to the street, the belediye (local council) brought 96 Sokak right into the 2020s with colour scheme to match. … [Read more...]

Quick And Easy Smoked Trout And Sweet Potato Fish Cakes Recipe

What's not to love about homemade fish cakes? They've always been a regular in our house, usually if we have leftover fish from another meal. Fish cakes are perfect for using up those leftovers and creating another satisfying dish. However, recently something has changed. No longer are our fish … [Read more...]

August Scorcher – News From Life In Fethiye

Phewee, it's been - and still is - a long hot summer. August was a scorcher. While we wilted in the heat, more flights started to arrive from different countries around Europe, so, despite the fact that a few hotels chose to remain closed for the rest of the season, summer season in Fethiye looks … [Read more...]

Gavurdağı Salad – A Tomato & Walnut Salad Packed With Zing

Favourite Turkish salads: we love a çoban salad, a bulgur wheat salad like kısır never disappoints, chickpea salad fills a corner in the summer months. But if grilled meat is on the menu, there is one salad that is an absolute must: Gavurdağı Salatası. Gavurdağı Salad - A Tomato & Walnut Salad … [Read more...]

Things To Do In Kaş, Turkey: Chillout Zone Or Adventure Zone – Take Your Pick

Achingly pretty, slightly bohemian, quietly confident; the small town of Kaş on the south coast of Turkey is all of those things and more besides. We fell in love with Kaş the first time we visited in the late 1990s. And that has never left us. A pretty harbour, cobbled streets and alleyways, … [Read more...]