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...]

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...]

Turkish Green Lentil Salad Recipe – Ideal For Summer!

What to eat when the weather is hot, hot, hot and you know you need to eat...but you just don't know what you fancy. 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...]

How To Make Fethiye Köfte Burgers

Okay, before we go any further, let us just stress right now that, to the best of our knowledge, there is no such thing as a Fethiye köfte burger. It's a completely made up name by us, but it also seems apt. Apt because the buns are made - and bought by us - locally, hence the 'Fethiye' name. Apt … [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...]

Etli Kuru Fasulye – A Turkish Recipe For White Bean Stew

Since the heavy rain that cause the floods in Fethiye a few days ago, a dusting of snow has made itself at home along the summits of the Akdağlar mountain range - and Fethiye itself is under a bit of a cold front. That's not a complaint; far from it in fact, because, all this week, the days are … [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...]