Spinach Stem Salad Recipes – Ispanak Kökü Salatası

Why make a spinach stem salad, you ask? 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, … [Read more...]

The Turkish Coffee Experience – How To Make It, How To Drink It

Have you ever tried Turkish coffee (Türk Kahvesi)? For many, it's an acquired taste. Because, unlike filter coffees and the instant varieties, Türk Kahvesi is not filtered. As a result of that, a thick, muddy residue will rest on the bottom of the Turkish coffee cup. Deeply unpleasant for those … [Read more...]

Lentil Köfte Recipe (Turkish Mercimek Köftesi)

Whether you're someone who, like us, enjoys a bit of everything, or you're vegetarian or vegan, this Turkish lentil köfte recipe (mercimek köftesi) is great for serving when you have friends over for food. Lentil köfte signals springtime for us. The weather in Fethiye is gradually losing its … [Read more...]

Purslane & Tomato Salad Recipe – A Tasty Bowl Of Summer Colour

In the sweltering summer heat, where would we be without the light, fresh flavours of a crisp and crunchy salad? A few days ago, on the Sunday market in Çalış, it was semizotu (purslane) that caught our eye. It was just asking to be made into a purslane and tomato salad (domatesli semizotu … [Read more...]

Roasted Green Bean Salad With White Cheese & Tomato – What’s Not To Love?

At the moment, the market stalls around Fethiye are just teeming with beans. Huge mounds of colourful barbunya pods contrasting against piles of super fresh green beans. We just can't not buy them. And that's how this green bean salad recipe came about... Roasted Green Bean Salad Recipe  It's … [Read more...]

Lokum Kokoreç – Keeping Turkey’s Famous Street Food Firmly On The Map

Tempting the taste buds - that's what Yerguzlar Caddesi is becoming an expert at. Yerguzlar Caddesi is the street in Fethiye that runs from the courthouse, past the Çalış Sunday Market. Recently, a whole new neighbourhood of shops and eateries have sprouted. So now, should your stomach be rumbling … [Read more...]

Broccoli Frittata Recipe – Fantastically Simple But Oh So Tasty!

Most of the recipes on this blog are Turkish recipes. You know, what with us living in Turkey and everything. We do, occasionally, however, cook dishes of the non-Turkish variety. And more often than not, these dishes will not make it onto these online pages. But there are always exceptions. This … [Read more...]

Spinach And Eggs Recipe – Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner

Eggs and spinach for breakfast, anyone? Or lunch or dinner, for that matter. If you've never tried this spinach and eggs recipe, we're sure you're going to be converts once you do make it. We go through spells where it's on our menu more than once a week. And that's no bad thing because this dish is … [Read more...]

Turkish Green Lentil Soup Recipe – The Proof Of The Pudding Is In The Eating

Bastions of Turkish cuisine: Both soup (çorba) and legumes most certainly sit comfortably with that description. And in this green lentil soup recipe, we bring the two together to make a hearty Turkish meal. Way back when, we did a post on the main types of çorba (soup) you see in the eateries of … [Read more...]

Garlic Yoghurt With Carrots – Sarımsaklı Yoğurtlu Havuç Salatası

Turkish garlic yoghurt with carrots (sarımsaklı yoğurtlu havuç salatası) is a meze dish that we usually only have the pleasure to eat in the home. You sometimes get to eat this tasty Turkish carrot salad on the Blue Bays boat trips around Fethiye but, for whatever reason, the Turkish restaurants we … [Read more...]