Red Lentil Soup Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

We're hitting that time of year; that time of year where the intense summer heat and haze suddenly holds up its hands, goes into retreat and gives way to cooler autumnal breezes and clear air. We can feel the change in the season and, after a long summer, many of us are basking in the comfortable … [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...]

Tarhana Soup – The Ultimate In Turkish Recipes?

Many Turks will be amazed that we managed to live in Turkey for over ten years before we had our first ever taste of what is perhaps Turkey's most well known soup; Tarhana Çorbası. When we did finally make tarhana soup, I put this on my Facebook profile and on Twitter. "Noooo waaay," was one reply. … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Broccoli & Potato Soup

A very healthy soup recipe for you today. Soup is a year round favourite in our house and the winter fruits and vegetables are coming to the markets thick and fast at the moment. Where the vegetables are concerned, it's all about the winter greens. Last year, we learned to love a vegetable that, … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Sebzeli Uskumru Çorbası

It's the perfect time of year, here in Fethiye. Pleasantly sunny, but not baking hot, and the nights are getting cooler, aiding a more comfortable night's sleep. It's trekking weather - and it's cooking weather. We know autumn has well and truly kicked in for a lot of you who are reading elsewhere … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Şehriyeli Domates Corbası

Anyone who knows Turkey will know that çorba (soup) is a staple of Turkish cuisine, and while there are some Turkish soups that might prove a challenge (I've never enjoyed a bowl of brain soup for example), others, such as red lentil soup (kırmızı mercimek çorbası), will be some of the best soups … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Soup Recipe – A Taste Of Autumn

A true taste of autumn. In some countries, this time of year marks Hallowe'en and the pumpkin (balkabağı - honey squash) is synonymous with this festival. Well it is seasonal. For us in Fethiye, autumn is the time when the local pumpkins appear and we set to work making delicious recipes from it. … [Read more...]

Courgette Soup With Potato – Turkish Patatesli Kabak Çorbası

Turkish cuisine has lots of well known soups, many of which you will see when you eat in lokantas and other traditional Turkish restaurants. This courgette soup recipe isn't one of those oft seen ones, but it's delicious all the same. Warming and comforting in winter and, omit a couple of the more … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Yeşil Mercimek Corbası (Green Lentil Soup)

Way back when, we did a post on the main types of çorba (soup) you see in the lokantas of Fethiye. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, çorba is always on the menu in Turkey, and it's on the menu at our little abode quite a lot, too. Yesterday, I made yeşil mercimek çorbası (green lentil soup) … [Read more...]