|menemen almost cooked!|
|a huge variety of sweets on sale at Ayvacık market in
anticipation of the Bayram
Bayram means holiday or festival and this is one of the two main religious holidays of the year. Şeker is literally ‘sweet’ or ‘candy’. Children put on their best clothes and go visiting. They collect candy or in their wildest dreams, money!
|looking spick and span!|
We had our first little visitors from nextdoor at 9 this morning when we were still in our nightgear! But at least we were prepared with our candy.
|menemen done to just the right degree of softness|
What is menemen? It’s the Turkish equivalent of omelette or scrambled eggs with a few tasty extras which make all the difference.
| menemen prepared and served in a traditional dish,
|like this …|
|we used these|
|grating the tomatoes|
|cooking the liquid down|
|adding the eggs|
|nicely presented menemen at a little place in Çiralı
…but I think ours was better!