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Turkish Okra and a tasty recipe for Domatesli Bamya


It was hard to decide on a suitable veggie or fruit to write about this week. Having done the weekly shop at Fethiye market – there were just too many choices! Fresh green beans, Barbunya (speckled pink beans), corn and of course tomatoes again…then I spotted the Turkish okra. Lots ... Read More »

Wheat and a Bulgur Pilav recipe from Fethiye


Now is harvest time for wheat around Fethiye. Get your pans at the ready and rustle up one of Turkey’s favourite side dishes, Bulgur Pilav. What’s even better is that the recipe has been supplied by our Consultant Emre’s mother – so aptly named Fethiye! Bulgur is a type of ... Read More »

Summer tomatoes and a recipe for Ezme Dip


Big, fat and tasty tomatoes, that’s what we’re talking this week. Forget canned convenience ones packed and picked somewhere foreign and preserved with salt and sugar. You have no excuse not to buy a kilo or so of the fresh, ripe summer tomatoes available in Fethiye markets at the moment. ... Read More »

BBQ Peaches, Cinnamon Butter and Ice Cream


Peach season is well and truly here, Fethiye market is brimming with them. This week Fethiye in Season looks at the heath benefits of peaches, a few peachy facts and, since it’s BBQ season, gives you a quick grilled peach recipe that makes the perfect simple dessert. Some peachy facts: ... Read More »

Watermelon salad with Feta, Basil and Red Onion


Nothing refreshes you more during the summer than a big chunk of ripe watermelon. This week the Fethiye market is full of them for less than a lira per kilo in most cases. One true sign of summer in Fethiye is when you notice the melon man tooting his horn ... Read More »

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