Yesterday, Friday, was market day and here in Assos we are more or less equi-distant between two markets: one in Ayvacık and the other in Küçükkuyu along the coast.
|here they are, bargaining for pegs|
Also it’s more colourful due to the Yörük women with their distinctive multicoloured headscarves who come in from the outlying villages – they are originally nomads who have been resettled.
|tomatoes are an unbelievable 1 lira or 30p a kilo!|
Küçükkuyu is a touch more upmarket if that’s possible: the people who go are on the whole from yazlıks or summer homes in the neighbouring villages whereas Ayvacık Pazar attracts locals so it has all the feel of a real weekly focal point for the area.
When you go to the pazar, you invariably end up buying more than you planned. At least that’s what happens to me! It all looks so attractive, you can’t help it.
The long and the short of it is that today I’ve been in the kitchen since noon. I did have some time out and went to my friend’s for coffee. But you can’t ignore all that fresh stuff in the fridge so back I came …..
|iced with white chocolate and chopped walnuts|
And the grand finale, 10 jars of bottled tomatoes as part of my Tomato Summer 2012 Project! This is To Be Continued!
|fabulous Çanakkale tomatoes at their height|
|5 kilos = 10 jars|
- Oh yes, let me not forget a whole box of sigara börek which are now safely in the freezer awaiting Son Cem’s imminent arrival from London!! I made these first thing this morning.
|a very interesting scene: a yufka-making family in Küçükkuyu – |
yufka is the Turkish equivalent of filo pastry. I bought 3.
I think that’ll do!