Seasonal Food in Turkey – Confusion With Runner Beans

Well, seeing as we did yesterday's blog post all about supporting your local markets in Turkey, we thought we'd better practise what we preach and go to the Tuesday market in Fethiye this afternoon to stock up on our veggies. Apart from the staples, we were on the look out for some seasonal … [Read more...]

Fethiye’s Changing Seasons – Late Summer / Early Autumn Fruits

We watched an episode of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (British TV chef / smallholder / campaigner) a few nights ago. The name of the series has completely disappeared from my memory but it's something to do with the seasons and the season we're watching is Autumn. He was all excited, talking about … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Titchy Cucumbers

We were walking around the fruit and vegetables of the Tuesday market in Fethiye this week and these little cucumbers caught my eye. Fortunately, they were displayed next to your average cucumber so you can get an idea of the size. Sometimes, these small cucumbers are labelled as 'turşuluk' which … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Barbunya

It's that fantastic time of year again where barbunya starts to appear on Fethiye markets and it will be around for a few months to come; certainly until late September. The first time we came to Turkey on holiday, we saw these curious, colourful pods on the market and wondered what on earth they … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Summer Fruits

Writing about the seasonal fruit and vegetables on Fethiye and Çalış markets is getting more difficult as we come into early summer because there's just so much to see, photograph, buy and of course, eat. Cherries (kiraz) have been out for a few weeks but they are at their best right now. We … [Read more...]

It’s Erik Season – Turkey’s Love Of Greengage Plums

Before you begin reading this article all about erik, let us first tell you that this is an updated article. Well, after a good few years of living in Turkey, our knowledge has improved a tad. This has been with the help of our own reading and research and also as a result of reader comments. … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çiriş And Courgette Flowers

Two photos today for the seasonal food that's on the markets around Fethiye at the moment. Spring is always going to mean an abundance of different fruit and vegetables - and there really is an abundance right now - so we're trying to keep up with it all. Seasonal Food In Turkey - What is … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çağla

Spring has been slowly appearing on Fethiye and Çalış market in the form of seasonal fruit and veg but this week's Tuesday market in Fethiye was just a joy. Most of the springtime produce was in evidence and in abundance. We loved it because a new season has started and it was visible. So, what … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Purple Carrots

Look at these. We'd decided not to write about food for a while but then I remembered last night that I took a photo of some purple carrots at Çalış market last week. I was playing around on the internet last night and for once, remembered about the purple carrots and googled them before I wrote … [Read more...]