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best Turkish olive oil

Best Turkish Olive Oil – Tested

UPDATE (Feb 2017): Since this post, I’ve tried other brands and found the two best Turkish olive oil, which I use daily. If you’re looking for good quality olive oil, Kursat olive oil , which has a shop in Nisantasi and Nermin Hanim’s Ovilo Early Harvest. Their unfiltered extra virgin olive oil is so delicious and they delivery products fast and safely. You can still read the post below for extra information on Turkish olive oil. I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while and it’s been dragged because I haven’t made up my mind about the best Turkish olive oil. Now my cupboard is crowded with bottles of olive oil and I have to stop buying now and write up the post and get it over and done with. If anyone is in need of olive oil, please come around and take one. 🙂 Olive oil is essential in the Turkish cuisine and culture, especially in the coastal regions. 80% of olives trees grow along the Aegean Sea and some of them …

Mini Blue Voyage and 3 min-One-Pot Pasta

I was on a surprise holiday for the entire las week. I ate, swam, ate, swam, ate, swam at luxury resorts – of course, not at my own expenses. I am more of a rough-it type – and the last two days I was out in the most beautiful cove in Fethiye, which is on the route of Blue Voyage. I was privileged to be on a private boat of an amazingly honourable and hospitable man. Spending time in the sea surrounded by luxury yachts and millionaires was quite an experience that one could dream of. I’ve always fancied owning a boat and living on it, sailing all round the world – who haven’t? Sleeping on the boat was like sleeping on a rocking cradle, which I was comforting and help to sleep better. The meals cooked onboard were exquisite, too. Why is food cooked at the camp so delicious? Is it the simplicity or the surroundings giving a relish to the food? Is it simply that you have more appetite when outdoors, being active? …

Magret de Canard in Turkey! Kayra Vintage Shiraz 2009

Summer holiday came early for me this year. As you noticed, I was away for a week, visiting these beautiful sites and swimming in the sea of incredible colour, which I have no vocabulary to describe it. Turquoise…people usually call it, but to me it is more than just that. The colours of the sea along the Aegean Sea are just mesmerising. You can lose your jaw, staring into the water.