Okay, maybe a lot of the world is still waiting for the warm weather, tasting spring mood, the amazingness of the spring flowers and grabbing up only a light jacket to go out..Now, I'm taking you guys with me to the Aegean cost!
If you have read my first post about this town Cesme (Cheshme) l you probably know what it's like.
My son Aria took the photos and we had fun all day long tasting, watching, dancing, taking photos, hanging out on the lovely streets of Alachati. We tasted delicious and gastronomic dishes cooked by creative ladies besides buying fresh herbs and weeds.
Lavender and Rosemary
Lavender is quite beneficial for health,
helps in convulsion and digestive issues.
Grilled rosemary-lemon chicken breast for dinner tonight.
Cooking with fresh herbs is always more enjoyable and tasty.
Bay leaves with the note of benefits for skin, hair and health.
Cooking with the freshly dried bay leaves gives a warm aroma I loved.
Mastic gum is obtained from the resin of the Mastic tree,
used in making desserts(ice-cream, jam, cookies) and also medicine.
Cesme (Cheshme)Turkey and
Cios (Greek Island) is
the souce of mastic resin.
Endless varieties of delicious layered pastries
with herbs, spicies, cheese, meat called 'Borek'
'Nettle' was the main theme of
Alachati Weed Festival this year.
Soups, pastries, salads and more..
Nettle tea is a great
health-boosting herb, offers
including kidney problems,
its ability to stop both
internal and external bleeding.
Rice pilaf with artichoke and dill
Zucchini Flower Dolma
An amazing food show to taste, prepared in a number of tasty ways
different types of the huge variety of local herbs, weeds like
Ebegumeci(hibiscus), Karabas otu(lavandula), Turp otu(radish root),
Sevketi Bostan( a type of thistle), Radika (chicory) and more.
There was an explosion of ice-cream options in Cheshme.
Tiramisu ice-cream was extremely delicious!
Olive varieties..Homemade olive oil in bottles
My handsome photographer :)
Happy Spring!!! 🐦 Happy Easter!!!