Sam Ozer - GrowingUpTwo

75 Flips | 6 Magazines | 24 Following | 6 Followers | @SamOzer | British expat and twin mum running a family travel blog from Fethiye, Turkey. See www.growinguptwo.com for humorous and quirky take on life and travel

Green Lentil Soup | Turkish Recipes

Prepare the soup<p>Heat the oil in a large lidded pan and add the onions and carrots. Fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes until they soften. Be careful …

Recipes

Misa Kahvalti Evi for a riverside breakfast in Yaniklar

<b>We recently revisited an old haunt to find out it’s under new management – and the village breakfast served at Misa Kahvalti Evi is great – as good</b> …

Grilled Aubergine Salad (Patlican Salatasi)

Instructions<p>Grilled Aubergine Salad (Patlican Salatasi)<p><b>COOK THE AUBERGINES.</b><p>Aubergines BBQ’ed directly on the coals<p>There are a few ways you could cook …

BBQ

10 Best beaches in Oludeniz | Fethiye Travel Guide

<b>Clear, bluer-than-blue sea, swaying palms and lazy days spent perfecting the tan, munching on meze and sipping ice-cool cocktails – sounds perfect,</b> …

Beaches

A splash at Oludeniz Water World | Fethiye Travel

<b>If you enjoy making a splash head along to Oludeniz Water World – a great family day out and surprisingly good value for money. There’s lots of water</b> …

Turkish Saksuka Recipe | Turkish Food Blog

Instructions<p><b>Prepare the aubergines.</b><p>Striped aubergines<p>With a potato peeler make stripes down the length of the aubergines leaving you with stripy …

Easy Tiramisu Recipe | Yummy Desserts

Instructions<p><b>Make the cream sauce</b>.<p>Once sauce is made put in a large bowl of cold water to cool down.<p>Beat together the egg, sugar and flour with a …

Ayran | Turkish Salty Yogurt Drink

<b>Most foreigners in Turkey have picked up a bottle of Ayran thinking it’s milk. Its packaging is very similar to milk cartons in the UK, the colour</b> …

A chat with Jen Arslan from Oludeniz, Fethiye, Calis...take us back home!

<b>Meet Jen Arslan, a full-time school teacher from Manchester who many here in Fethiye may know from the Facebook Group, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Calis… take</b> …

How to make Turkish rice | Turkish Recipes

<b>Head out for a traditional meal in Turkey and chances are your main course will come with either Turkish rice or bulgur pilaf. Rather than the bland</b> …

Family Travel Blog by a British Mum in Turkey

Yes, a rant, but hear me out, this isn’t my normal silliness – it has a serious message. Would you risk your life for a photo? Is it really worth the …

Turkish Lentil Soup | Recipe | Turkish Food | Turkey Travel Blog

<b>Turkish red lentil soup (kirmizi mercimek Çorbasi) is simple to make and delicious, there really is no mystery to why it became popular in …

Turkish Green Lentil Recipe | Turkish Food | Turkey Travel Blog

<b>Lentils are big in Turkey. Turkish lentil soup (mercimek corbasi) is perhaps the most famous dish, but Turkish green lentil stew has to be one of my</b> …

Turkish Stuffed Courgette Recipe (Kabak Dolmasi)

<b>Baba Anne (Grandma) is here at the moment, and each time she visits I’ve learnt to hand the kitchen reigns over to her to rustle up a feast. Home</b> …

Interview: Brian Lloyd is happy to call Fethiye "home"

<b>Chances are, if you are familiar with local Facebook groups, Fethiye Focus or Fethiye Times, you will have noticed Brian’s name. An avid supporter of</b> …

The hills are alive with music, dance and mushrooms!

<b>Last weekend saw the traditional little mountain village of Yesil Uzumlu, just 20 minutes drive inland from Fethiye, celebrate its 10th Annual</b> …

Review: El Camino Hostel and Pub | Fethiye | Turkey Travel Blog

<b>Have you been to El Camino Hostel and Pub Fethiye? If not, go there, it’s a wonderful find especially early or late season when it’s not too busy!</b><p>The …

Fethiye Friday Market | Fethiye Travel Guide | Turkey Travel Blog

<b>You often find me raving about the fresh produce available in Turkey, its a chef and foodies dream! Most visiting the area will have heard about</b> …

How to read Turkish Coffee | Turkey Travel Guide | Turkish Traditions

<b>Have you ever tried Turkish coffee? If you are partial to strong black coffee, think espresso with added grit, you may like it. And, if you’re really</b> …

Combating Mosquitoes in Turkey |Turkey Travel Guide

<b>Mosquitoes are a problem in Turkey, as they are in most sun-drenched holiday destinations. There’s nothing worse than hearing that high pitched buzz</b> …

Mosquitoes

Why you should visit Turkey in Spring | Turkey Travel Guide

<b>If it’s cheaper flight prices, warm days and a taste of authentic Turkey you’re after, visit Fethiye in Spring – it’s captivating.</b><p>Fethiye comes to …

Travel

Top 10 Photo Opportunities Around Fethiye | Locations

<b>“A photograph wherever you look, that’s Fethiye“, say’s Lyn Ward, a semi-professional photographer and owner of the local online newspaper Fethiye</b> …

Top 10

Why Sarah Seaton returns to Calis again and again | Turkey Tourism

<b>“If you have never been to Turkey, I guarantee you will fall in love with it and want to return again and again…”</b><p><b>Meet Sarah Seaton from Nottingham.</b> …

Interview: Melissa Jones from Friends of Fethiye |Turkey Travel Blog

<b>“Get out there and explore!”, that’s Melissa Jones’ advice to those that come to Fethiye, “enjoy everything Turkey has to offer!”</b><p><b>Meet Melissa Jones,</b> …

10 Mistakes to avoid when visiting Turkey | Turkey Travel Blog

<b>It doesn’t matter if it’s your first trip to Turkey or your hundredth, everyone makes mistakes – its human natures little slap around the face. But,</b> …

How to travel responsibly in Turkey | Responsible Travel | Turkey

Beautiful local sites – Visit Kayakoy ‘Ghost Town’<p><b>Respect whats around you, don’t take what isn’t yours.</b> Turkey is full of amazing ancient sites and …

Winter minestrone soup recipe | Turkey Travel Blog

Minestrone Soup<p>In a large saucepan heat the olive oil and add the onions and carrots. Heat over a medium heat until soft (about 7 minutes, not …

Things to do in Fethiye that charm you into returning |Turkey Travel

<b>Thinking of coming to Fethiye, Oludeniz, or Calis for the first time this summer? Do! Go on – book it! But, be warned, this area is addictive. The</b> …

Healthy Turkish Moussaka (Less Oil) | Moussaka Recipe | Turkish Food

Instructions<p>A Healthy take on Turkish Moussaka<p>Set oven to 180 degrees.<p>Stripy aubergines ready to be cut into slices<p><b>Prep the aubergines</b>: Using a …