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Tasty & Easy Turkish Orzo Salad Recipe – Arpa Şehriye Salatası

Turkish orzo salad (arpa şehriye salatası) has become a bit of a staple in our house of late. Its versatility – it makes a perfect side dish or main dish – is one attraction. We All Love Easy Recipes Another is that simple recipes are just the best; especially when you need something quick and …

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Figs With Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Pastırma – A Seasonal Treat

What goes well with figs? That was the question we asked ourselves before we made this dish. And it didn’t take us long to decide to pair our figs with blue cheese. Oh and some other additions, too. But first, we have a confession. . Eating seasonally is what we do. And for the last …

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Domates Soslu Patlıcan Biber Kızartma – Fried Aubergines & Peppers In Tomato Sauce

Domates soslu patlıcan biber kızartma (fried aubergine and green peppers in olive oil and tomatoes) was one of the first home-cooked Turkish recipes we tried when we moved to Fethiye. We were round at a Turkish friend’s house and his mum had made some for us. Vegetable Appreciation Along with the famous Turkish green beans …

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Fried Chicken Livers With Black-Eyed Beans – A Super Tasty Superfood Meze

Fried chicken livers as a cold meze dish. We can’t remember where we were when we had this on our table at a restaurant one night – or when we were there. Judging by that vagueness of memory, we know it was quite some time ago. And we know we were somewhere in Turkey. I …

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Şakşuka Recipe – More Aubergine Love

A huge bowl of freshly made Turkish şakşuka (shak-shoo-ka) is such a treat. This Şakşuka recipe is best eaten freshly made and cold – but it is so difficult to leave it alone and let it cool once you have combined all the perfectly matched ingredients. What Is Turkish Şakşuka? Turkish şakşuka is a popular …

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Broad Bean Salad With Orzo – The Colours Of Springtime On A Plate

It’s broad bean (bakla) season at the moment so we just had to buy a bagful of them to do a Turkish recipe for broad bean salad – iç bakla salatası. Springtime is synonymous with new growth and an abundance of produce on the local markets around Turkey. At the moment, we just feel like …

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A Recipe For Turkish Pickles (Turşu) & Why You Should Be Eating Them…

Turkish pickles! Or turşu, to give them their Turkish name. Especially when it comes to food, we all have our own guilty pleasures. When we first came to Turkey, I immediately noticed that there was no need for my guilty pleasure to be guilt-riddled at all. No; it was perfectly acceptable. A fact of life. …

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Brokoli Salatası – A Tempting Turkish Broccoli Salad

If you thought you weren’t a fan of broccoli, this Turkish broccoli salad might well just change your mind! From November, and right through into the colder months of winter, the stalls of Fethiye market and Çalış market are piled high with winter greens. And there is something oh-so-tempting about the sight of emerald green …

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