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...]

Turkish Recipes: Spinach Stem Salad

Let's keep things simple: Most traditional Turkish food is as food should be - you take your ingredients, you make your dish...and if there is anything you have discarded while making your dish, you don't discard it; you make another dish from it. Well, it makes sense. Life should be simple like … [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...]

Turkish Recipes: Baked Stuffed Peppers With Bulgur Wheat Filling

Back in January, we did a recipe for the classic Turkish recipe, biber dolması. In that recipe, green bell peppers are stuffed with a rice filling and then simmered until the peppers are soft. Well, as we're such big fans of stuffed peppers, we thought we'd share another recipe for them, except this … [Read more...]

Five Fab Summer Turkish Meze Dishes For Barbecue Season

"Ahhh, summer. My favourite day of the year..." This is stolen from our friend's status update on Facebook and it made us titter. He lives in the UK! However, the semi-arrival of summer in the UK (we know it's intermittent, at best), and a few people subsequently asking us about our favourite … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Turp Otu Salatası (Wild Radish Salad)

It's been a long winter in Fethiye, but the heat of the sun is finally starting to show signs of victory over the colder temperatures and with that comes thoughts of lighter meals. It's out with the heavy stews and casseroles and in with the meze and salad dishes. Granted, we're a long way from … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: A Meze Of Broccoli

At the end of March 2011, we decided it was about time we grew up and ate some of the vegetables we had both avoided as much as possible when we were younger - that meant it was time to take the plunge, go to Fethiye market and purchase the dreaded broccoli. We made yoğurtlu brokoli and discovered … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Biber Dolması (Stuffed Peppers With Rice)

The first time we came across biber dolması, we were staying with a Turkish friend and his family for a few days. Early in the day, mum was already preparing the evening meal and I remember glancing at the hob and seeing a pan with a glass lid, steam hissing through the gaps every now and then. … [Read more...]