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...]

Paçanga Böreği Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

Do you remember in our post about making Turkish rice that we told you about a friend who is a great cook but her husband just loves to eat rice and yoghurt? Yeah, well she's gonna feature in this post as well today as she is the person who first introduced us to paçanga böreği. It was Christmas … [Read more...]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts & Sucuk – How We Learned To Love Our Seasonal Nemesis

As you're no doubt aware (if you read this blog a lot) we're all for promoting our local Fethiye markets, particularly the Fethiye Friday market. The Friday market, in contrast to the Tuesday Market, is more of a villagers' market that sells seasonal produce - and you're never quite sure what's … [Read more...]

Etli Kapuska – Turkish Cabbage Stew With Meat: Let Cabbage Reign

It's usually springtime that comes to mind when we think of seasonal food and abundance - but autumn on the markets of Fethiye is also another period where the stalls are just piled high with all the seasonal produce that tells us summer is over and winter is almost upon us. That's no bad thing; … [Read more...]

Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom Season – That’s November In Fethiye

These days, even at the local markets around Turkey, it's possible to eat some fruits and vegetables year-round without having to worry about them going out of season. Yes, some months will be more bountiful than others - and prices will fluctuate occasionally - but those foods are the staples of … [Read more...]

Seafood Meze At Denizatı Restaurant – Easy On The Bread!

This is a post for seafood lovers everywhere. Turkish meze is, for us, the best way to eat - small portions, some of which arrive to the table over a period of time so as not to fill you up too quickly. Leisurely dining at its best, where food, conversation - and often alcohol, too - blend together … [Read more...]

A Recipe For Sour Chicken Soup – Ekşili Tavuk Çorbası

In Turkish cuisine, there are groups of dishes where a particular type of sauce or pastry might be used as the base, but then the fillings can vary. Olive oil dishes are an example of this - on the blog, we've got a recipe for okra in olive oil, or you can make green beans in olive oil and barbunya … [Read more...]

Egg Muffin Recipe – A La Turka-Style

A couple of Christmases ago, we decided we'd have a go at making our own mince pies, which involved purchasing a non-stick muffin tray. The pies worked out well...and, since then, the muffin tray had sat on top of the kitchen cupboards looking a bit lonely and sorry for itself. Well, we never really … [Read more...]

Kuru Fasulye – Süleymaniye Is Where It’s At

Istanbul and food and Istanbul and food and... Yeah, as well as the ridiculous array of sightseeing to be done in Istanbul, food is also what makes visits to the city so memorable for us. It's not that we can't get some of these foods in Fethiye, it's just, well, the setting and the history and the … [Read more...]