A Celebration Of Karadeniz Hamsi – Fresh Anchovies From The Black Sea

If we said the word 'anchovies' to you, what is the image that immediately springs to mind? For most people, it will likely be a jar of strong tasting, super salty fish fillets in olive oil. You love them (we do) or you hate them. These are the type of anchovies for pizza, for tapenade, for … [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...]

Yeni Dünya Kebab – The Best Way To Celebrate Loquat Season

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know we love to eat and cook seasonally. It's really not hard to do in Turkey. This time of year is abundant with spring fruits and vegetables, making trips to Fethiye market and Çalış market all the more pleasurable. And now, it is the season for the … [Read more...]

Roasted Green Bean Salad With White Cheese & Tomato – What’s Not To Love?

At the moment, the market stalls around Fethiye are just teeming with beans. Huge mounds of colourful barbunya pods contrasting against piles of super fresh green beans. We just can't not buy them. And that's how this green bean salad recipe came about... Roasted Green Bean Salad Recipe  It's … [Read more...]

It’s Melon Season – Time To Indulge In Refreshing Melon Salad (Kavun Salatası)

What to eat? The temperatures are soaring, it's humid, the appetite isn't up to much. But you know you've got to replenish your weary body. And, if you're anything like us and you love your food, you'd like to actually sit and enjoy putting those energy-giving calories back in! Thank goodness then … [Read more...]

Hi, Chayote Squash. Or Should That Be Rodos Kabağı?

Have you heard of chayote squash? Seasonal eating - we love it! Especially when it's a true seasonal food. Something you only see at a certain time of year. A food that you can look forward to, anticipating its appearance on the markets and mentally planning all the Turkish dishes you're going to … [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...]

It’s Strawberry Season In Fethiye! How Do You Eat Yours?

When is strawberry season in Fethiye? Well, right about now, as it happens. This is also the time of year for the sour foods where erik (unripe plums) start to make an appearance and çağla (unripe almonds) abound on the stalls of the markets around Fethiye - and it's where trays, piled with plump … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: Kayaköy November Harvest

Wow, it really doesn't seem so long since January when we posted our first Fethiye Friday photo and announced we would do this every Friday. At the time, the whole of 2012 was ahead of us and, as far as the blog was concerned, it felt like quite a commitment we were taking on...and here we are, … [Read more...]

Alternative Sightseeing In Izmir – Alsancak Street Market

Regular readers of this blog will know we have a bit of a passion (or should that say obsession?) for food markets. Sundays are taken up with a trip to Çalış market, Tuesdays we're off along the harbour in the opposite direction to Fethiye market and Fridays - our favourite - see us back on the same … [Read more...]