Turkish Food – Çorbalar (Soups)

Soup; a bit of an institution in Turkey... In Britain, when you come staggering out of whichever pub or club you've been in, at the end of the night the tradition is to go for a kebab...well, if you can call it a kebab...if you can call it food! I think The Streets best described the British … [Read more...]

Homemade Muesli Recipe – It’s Fuel For The Whole Day

Whenever we're shopping at Fethiye market or at the Sunday market in Çalış, we're usually shopping for good, fresh produce - whatever appeals to us on the day - as well as the staples like potatoes and onions. Other times, we'll top up our dairy goods and olive selection. And then, once every so … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Pickles. It’s official…They’re good for you!

One of the good things about starting this blog is we find out loads of information we didn't previously know - some of it because you feel like you have to do a bit of research then you don't write complete rubbish all the time and some of it because other people pass on their info when you write … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Pickled Vegetables (Turşu)

We're starting to think we must have been Turks in a past life. It's the pickles, you see! We love them! For me, when I was a kid, I used to love eating pickled onions or red cabbage straight from the jar followed by a few spoonfuls of the vinegar. I got no end of telling off from my mum for this - … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Purple Carrots

Look at these. We'd decided not to write about food for a while but then I remembered last night that I took a photo of some purple carrots at Çalış market last week. I was playing around on the internet last night and for once, remembered about the purple carrots and googled them before I wrote … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Ceviz (Walnuts)

Strictly speaking, ceviz (walnuts) are not seasonal food in Turkey because you can buy them throughout the year but there are more of them about at this time of year. Maybe they're in season in Turkey at the moment and then they come from abroad at other times of the year? We're not sure. I took … [Read more...]

Antalya Style Piyaz Recipe – Made With Love

A story of how we came to love the famous Turkish white bean salad, piyaz. But this is not just the regular white bean salad you see all over Turkey. We have an obsession with a special regional version, you see. This is the story of the discovery of Antalya Usulü Piyaz (Antalya Style Piyaz) and our … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hamsi

Around mid-November these lovely tasting little fish start to swim towards warmer waters from the Black Sea. The Black Sea fishermen drop their nets and we get rewarded on Fethiye fish market with an abundance of yummy hamsi (anchovies). I've seen photos on the internet of the Black Sea fishermen … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hurma

As it's Sunday, we've again partaken in our second favourite pastime (after sitting in bars) of going to the market. As part of 'Seasonal Food in Turkey,' our intention was to try and keep with the festive theme and take some photos of the dreaded Brussels sprouts. They've been around on the market … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Chestnuts

We're well and truly into the festive spirit now. Even been out and bought a decoration for the front door today but no tree or decorations are going up until I've Christmas cleaned the house - it's tradition. At this rate, it's going to be Christmas Eve before anything gets done cos we're too busy … [Read more...]