Saturday, 1 February 2014

What's In Season - During February

The following items can be found in the local markets during the month.  This list is updated during the month as items come into season:

apples - elma
aubergine - patlıcan
bananas - muz
beetroot - kırmızı pancar
blood oranges - kan portacalı
broccoli - yeşil karnıbahar
brussel sprouts - brüksel lahanası
cabbage - lahana/başlahana
cabbage red - kırmızı lahana
carrots - havuç
cauliflower - karnıbahar
chestnuts - kestane
courgettes - kabak
cucumber - salatalik/hıyar
eggplant - patlıcan
garlic - sarmısak
grapefruit (yellow and pink) - altıntop/greyfurt
grape vine leaf - asma yaprağı
kiwi fruit - kivi
leeks - pırasa
lemons - limon
lettuce - marul
mushrooms - mantar
onions - soğan
oranges - portakal
parsley - maydanoz
peanuts (in their shells) - yer fıstığı
pear - armut
pepper green - yeşil biber
pepper red - arnavutbiberi
pepper red - kırmızı biber
pepper sweet red - tatlı kırmızı biber
plum - erik
potatoes - patates
pumpkin - kabak
radish - turp
shallot - soğancık
spinach - ıspanak
spring garlic - taze sarmısak (these look just like spring onions so smell them before you buy to make sure you have the right ones)
spring onions - taze soğan
strawberries - çilek (we are lucky to have an early crop of these which have just come into season).
tangerine - mandalına
tomatoes - domates
turnips - turp ( you will see whites and black ones, about the size and shape of a cricket ball, they are often sold mixed along with the radish, which are a deep pink in colour and the same shape and size).

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