Agricultural Fethiye: Photo Story

Last week, we had a friend coming over from the UK to stay with us for the week. This summer has, and will continue to be, hectic with almost back-to-back friends coming and going and we completely forgot about going to either Fethiye or Çalış markets to stock up on meze ingredients for her visit. … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food In Turkey – Kayaköy Pomegranate Trees

We saw something beautiful the other day. However long we live in Turkey, we're becoming more and more certain there is always going to be something to surprise us; a process of nature we have never seen (or noticed?), right on our doorstep. Those of you who read this blog often may know we've … [Read more...]

Fethiye Market – A Complete Guide

Tuesday; Fethiye market day and one of our favourite pastimes. How can food shopping ever be a chore when you've got a weekly carnival of seemingly endless rows of stalls packed with the current produce of the season intermingled with the regular staples? The colours, the aromas - citrus in winter, … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey: What’s On The Markets?

Spring 2011 in Fethiye has been a wet one and at times, chilly. We were beginning to wonder if summer was ever going to come - and nowhere is this blip in the seasonal weather more obvious than at the local Turkish pazar. Seasonal fruit such as çağla (unripe almonds), yeni dünya (maltese plum) and … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey: Morel Mushrooms (Kuzu Göbeği)

In Turkey, the morel mushroom is known as Kuzu Göbeği; Lamb's Stomach mushroom - and we're surmising this is because of the appearance of the mushroom. The texture and patterns on the cap resemble tripe (cow's stomach lining) and maybe the stomach lining of a lamb is similar. Despite the presence … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Citrus Fruit

Many people come out to Fethiye at this time of year with the idea of enjoying a change of scenery while seeing in the New Year. As tends to be the norm during these festive periods, flights from all over the world are swapped, changed and cancelled and destination airports are altered. During the … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hurma of a Different Variety

This is another new and mysterious Turkish seasonal food that has just hit our radar. Anyone ever seen it before? When we went to our friends' house on Christmas Day to eat aşure, this was handed over to take with us. Neither of us had ever seen it before nor had a clue what it was! Our … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Bergamot(?) & Christmas Greetings

Anyone seen these before? We went to Cafe Pazar yesterday to arrange a hire car for Monday and to wish our friends a Merry Christmas. As we were sitting and chatting, one of our friends walked in with another man and they were carrying these. Apparently, they are called bergamot. I've done a … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Huge Green Cabbage!

As the chill quickly descends over Fethiye (is it going to be a particularly cold winter? Our friend predicted it a while ago and I'm starting to think he might be right!), the autumnal, seasonal produce is appearing on the markets of Fethiye. There isn't a season of the year where you can't get … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hamsi Season Again

Last winter, I wrote about hamsi (anchovies) being for sale on Fethiye fish market. We love hamsi season and it's once more upon us - which means we've come full circle on the seasonal food front, meaning Turkey's For Life is nearly 1 year old. Wow! How did that happen so soon? Anyway, hamsi is … [Read more...]