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Winter Chutney Recipe – A Feast Of Seasonal Produce

It’s time to make our winter chutney recipe! This time of year is always a cheerful display of the contrasting autumn/winter colours of the seasonal produce that currently tempts the food shopper at Fethiye market. Plump, silky plums, blushing apples, the vibrant orange of mandalina (Mandarin oranges). And the rich, brown chestnuts that sit comfortably …

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Yeni Dünya Kebab – The Best Way To Celebrate Loquat Season

This time of year is abundant with spring fruits and vegetables, making trips to Fethiye market and Çalış market all the more pleasurable. And now, it is the season for the delightful loquat fruit… If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know we love to eat and cook seasonally. It’s really not hard to do …

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It’s Melon Season – Time To Indulge In Refreshing Melon Salad (Kavun Salatası)

Time for refreshing melon salad! What to eat? The temperatures are soaring, it’s humid, the appetite isn’t up to much. But you know you’ve got to replenish your weary body. And, if you’re anything like us and you love your food, you’d like to actually sit and enjoy putting those energy-giving calories back in! Thank …

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Erik Tavası Recipe – Turkish Cooking With Seasonal Fruit

Seasonal cooking – it’s just the best. The best because when the food markets are abundant in a particular seasonal fruit or vegetable for just a few weeks, we get over-excited and buy far too much of it for two people. And that’s when we’re forced to get creative and learn new recipes. This is …

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It’s Strawberry Season In Fethiye! How Do You Eat Yours?

When is strawberry season in Fethiye? Well, right about now, as it happens. This is also the time of year for the sour foods where erik (unripe plums) start to make an appearance and çağla (unripe almonds) abound on the stalls of the markets around Fethiye – and it’s where trays, piled with plump juicy …

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A Simple But Oh-So-Satisfying Celebration Of Nectarine Season

We’re eating seasonally again for this article, and, as the hot summer temperatures really begin to kick in and sap our energy, this simple but tasty nectarine recipe is just what is needed. We’ve followed the summer fruits through the season, starting with the delicate loquats back in early May. Now, just as the cherries …

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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 market stalls? All packed with the current produce of the season intermingled with the regular staples? The colours, the aromas – citrus in winter, the sweet …

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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 …

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Seasonal Food in Turkey – Domates – Ugly Fruit

Before we’d ever been to Turkey, neither of us could really see the point of fresh tomatoes. They were the occasional sandwich filler and nothing else. Watery, hard, tasteless, orange things. (We know some people can get hold of good tomatoes in Britain but in our neck of the woods, there’s no such thing.) However, …

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