18 Eylül 2013 Çarşamba

Herbs and vegetables from Agean cost of Turkey - Cesme - Alacati - Symria Çeşme - Alaçatı - Pazarı - Şifalı Otlar

Last  week, I was in the Agean coast of Turkey; Cesme - Alacati near to the city of Izmir / Symria.
There are lots of things to sea around that area but one of them is a vegetable and fruit market where you can find different herbs and vegetables.It has been held on every Saturday. I have some pictures of these vegetables / herbs and I want to share them with you.
Çeşme Alaçatı Pazarı.

 pea, cowpea / börülce
 Doughnuts with gum mastic. Çeşme is also famous with Gum mastic trees.
 Dried aubergines / eggplants
 Flowers of courgette, flowers are filled with rice etc. and cooked. It is delicious.
 Green and yellow lemons

 cornelian cherry
 grape-vine leaves, yummmm

 red peppers
 different seeds
 It has been told that this vegetable is good for kidney. Also it has got a meal, it has been cooked with meat.

This is another different vegetable. It has been used as medicine especially for the wounds on the throat and stomach. It is also told that it is good for cancer. I have bought some and prepared it as medicine. Last week I plan to talk more about that.

9 yorum:

  1. Very interesting to see all the different kinds of vegetables.. thanks for sharing!

  2. I wish I was there to sample all the delightful vegetables yummmm

  3. those vegetables look delicious! thanks for sharing.

  4. It looks amazing!! I love Markets !! and those vegetables look delicious!!

  5. Wow! Great colors and so much variety! Looks so exotic to me :D

  6. I would love to visit turkey- it's on my to do list! THe last vegetable looks familiar...they use it in Asian cooking..is it bitter melon?

    1. Alex, last one is used as medicine. Normally it is not intented to cook for meals. It is said that it is cure for open wounds. It is especially used for ulcer wounds or any wound. It is also said it is good for cancer. I don't know how scientific it is. But lots of people use it here. I have bought some and I have made a mixture inside olive oil. I eat one teaspoonful every morning.I have more detailed photos about that and I plan to write more about that nex week since I find it interesting.

  7. Eksantrik ve otantik bir pazar :)