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Monday, April 2, 2012

Turkish Blues

Turkish Blues

For Happy Blue Monday.......I'm showing some "BLUE" tablecloths at the Market in Izmir, Turkey.


 Lil' Village Ladies come to the city to sell their flowers.....prices are so inexpensive here compared to where I live......

 Different kinds of cheeses.

 These ladies are selling dough for boreks and savoury or sweet baked goods.


Tomatoes.....they tatse like real tomatoes were intended too.

 Artichokes...they were huge.

 Nuts and dried fruits.

 Making Gozleme...so yummy with cheese and spinach, so fresh.

 Zucchini with the blossoms. love those blossoms, they are great to stuff.

 Olives...galore. Any kind you want they have.

 Dried pepper, zucchini and eggplant ready to be stuffed......I think ever house has this string of these veggies hanging.

 Artichokes.....with the stem.

Water with the "BLUE tops.....it will be a scorching HOT day and they still sell that bottled water sitting in the sun boiling...... people will actually buy it and drink it. YUK!

Thanks for stopping by.....be sure and visit  http://smilingsally.blogspot.ca/ for some Happy Blue Monday!


  1. Wow, you found a bunch of blue.

    Happy Easter!
    Happy Blue Monday, Erica!

  2. Many blues and many vegetables..

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)


  3. Seeing those vegetabless makes me want to jump in the kitchen and start cooking. Yum yum!

    I look forward to learning much from you as I start to follow you.


    1. The veggies there are so fresh and tasty...thanks for visiting and I'll come and visit you.

  4. Wow fresh produce, a beautiful sight!

    My Blue, hope you'd come and see. Have a great week ahead.

    1. Thanks for visiting...I'll come and visit you.

  5. Lovely pics, Erica! Flowers in Istanbul however are extortionate compared with the UK. Istanbul is in a world of its own when you are talking prices of almost anything, though. And I would disagree about the taste of those tomatoes - although I don't know how yours are right now: these toms look like greenhouse ones, the really juicy ones only appear in the hot summer months esp in the Çanakkale area!

    1. You are probably right about the tomatoes.....but they still taste better to me there then the ones they ship here from Mexico.....or all the way from Chile.

  6. Great pics Erica. I'm off to market in Milas this morning providing there's not another downpour. Weather is wierd at the moment. We had spring/almost summer last week, but now it seems like winter again.