June In Fethiye – A Gradual Emergence From Lockdown

June was the month where Turkey started the process of coming out of lockdown. A process that was never going to be easy, as other countries are also finding out. It's going to be a long bumpy road but we've all just got to keep pressing on, using our common sense. At least, that's what we're … [Read more...]

Bahane, Çalış Beach – A Coming Of Age

It's a coming of age. Bahane Bar, along Çalış Beach, is all grown up. And looking fantastic for it! A move a little further along the beach, a new colour scheme and so much more space means people like us, who already loved to frequent Bahane, can love it even more. Bahane, Çalış Beach The … [Read more...]

Have You Had The Turkish Breakfast Experience?

For a few years, now, there has been a growing trend in Turkey. And, as far as we're concerned, our hometown of Fethiye is right up there as one of the leaders. We're talking about Turkish breakfast - and the restaurants that serve it! Take a stroll along Fethiye harbour, late morning or early … [Read more...]

For The Love Of Pide – Recipe And Favourite Fillings

Let's talk about pide! And also give you a fantastic, easy pide recipe which you can use and adapt to suit your own tastes. Why? Well, because who doesn't love a Turkish pide whenever you're in the country. We're here in Turkey all the time, so we eat lots of it! We've said before that çorba … [Read more...]

May Lockdown Living In Fethiye

We've got a busy monthly news recap lined up for this post on this, the first day of more relaxed restrictions for many in Turkey. We're fortunate that lockdown has been relatively okay for us. We know not everyone is in the same boat, but we're in a position where we've been able to keep … [Read more...]

Köfte Recipe & An Ode To One Of Turkey’s Favourite Foods

True bastions of Turkish cuisine: there's a few of those. And köfte is most certainly one of them. It's also a bastion of our own personal diet. Whether we're grabbing a quick street food snack, making a special effort to visit a specialist köfteci, dining in a restaurant or cooking at home, … [Read more...]

Sebzeli Kıymalı Tepsi Böreği Recipe – Minced Beef & Vegetable Filo Pie

Turkish cuisine has a whole raft of börek recipes - pastries of all shapes and sizes. We love to explore with all the different fillings and ways of presenting the final product. For this börek recipe, we're going to be making the famous tepsi böreği... What Is Tepsi Böreği? Tepsi means 'tray' and … [Read more...]

Imam Bayıldı Recipe – A Darling Of Turkish Cuisine

Imam bayıldı; it's one of those dishes - along with shepherd's salad - that we always loved to eat when we first moved to Turkey. And then, for some reason, it released itself from our radar. Hello Again, Imam Bayıldı Well all that has now changed, mercifully. Thanks to many requests for an imam … [Read more...]

Yeni Dünya Kebab – The Best Way To Celebrate Loquat Season

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know we love to eat and cook seasonally. It's really not hard to do in Turkey. 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 … [Read more...]

News From Fethiye – A Whole New World

March 2nd 2020. We were stood in our hotel room in Kaleiçi, Antalya, saying goodbye to some friends who were heading back to Istanbul. "We need to find you another half marathon asap," our friend said. Even then, it flitted through my mind, "I can't see that there's gonna be a half marathon or … [Read more...]