Oven Baked Potato & Courgette Fritters – Our Take On A Classic Turkish Recipe

Here's a recipe title for you: Fırında Patatesli Kabak Mücveri. That's what we're making in this post. It's a take on a classic Turkish dish and translates to 'oven baked potato and courgette fritters' recipe (or oven baked potato and zucchini fritters for our American readers). As far as we're … [Read more...]

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...]

Turkish Green Lentil Salad Recipe – Ideal For Summer!

What to eat when the weather is hot, hot, hot? You know you need to eat but you just don't know what you feel like. Nothing too stodgy, that's for certain. That's what we've been feeling like recently, now that it's the height of the Fethiye summer. Here's where dishes like this green lentil salad … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower With Yoghurt Dip Recipe

Yoğurtlu Kozlenmiş Karnabahar - or roasted cauliflower with yoghurt sauce to those of us communicating in the English language. This Turkish roasted cauliflower recipe is so easy and tasty - a winner of a side dish, as a meze or as a standalone snack, too. Because, it's all very well feasting … [Read more...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe – With A Turkish Twist

"In your face, Brussels sprouts!" That pretty much sums up the feeling when eating Brussels sprouts, these days. They were the final frontier of vegetables we just didn't like - or buy - and we wanted to face our foodie foe and conquer it. We conquered cauliflower and now, with roasted Brussels … [Read more...]

Baba Ganoush – A Turkish Meze Of Yoghurt & Aubergine

Summer is well and truly underway now and this is perfect weather for exploring Turkish meze recipes and, in particular, yoghurt-based meze recipes; perfect for keeping the body cool on ridiculously hot summer days. This yoghurt-based meze also uses a people's foodie favourite, aubergine. We've done … [Read more...]

A Homemade Coleslaw Recipe – Lahana Salatası

Is there a classic coleslaw recipe in existence? Well, probably not. Coleslaw salad is one of those universal dishes that's eaten in many countries around the world and each has its own variation. The only constant is the presence of shredded or finely chopped cabbage. After that, you can get … [Read more...]

Haydari And Chilli Yoghurt – Two Meze Recipes Using A Turkish Staple

Life in Turkey doesn't happen without yoghurt. Even as a foreigner when you first move here, if you don't like yoghurt, it's not like you can just pretend it doesn't exist. Rather, you're more likely to be spending your time trying to avoid it - and that's going to take up quite a lot of your time … [Read more...]

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe – Perfect For The Barbecue

We love this time of year, here in Fethiye; we're enjoying barbecue season - and, of course, we expect to be doing so for a good while yet. Wherever you may be reading this post, we hope you've got barbecue weather, too, because this recipe is perfect for your outdoor grill. If the weather's not … [Read more...]

Fasulye Ezmesi – A Tasty Turkish White Bean Dip Recipe

Beans - both dried and fresh - are a much-used ingredient in Turkish cuisine and the dishes they produce, like this white bean dip, are right up there amongst our favourites. When it comes to white beans (cannellini beans) Antalya style piyaz is a real regular in our house, and, of course, kuru … [Read more...]