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thyme (sarah)

Have to get going this morning, but I cannot WAIT to come back and read about this more. It looks fabulous.

Lisa in Alabama

"Labels and signage don't declare foods like this "artisan"; it's taken for granted because so many foods still are."

Ahh. I was just noticing the other day that the cartons of almond milk in the grocery store here in the US were labeled "vanilla" and "unsweetened vanilla". Sad that it's a given here that food HAS been processed, sweetened, and otherwise tampered with.

I look forward to your posts and read every one through, even - especially - the long ones. So full of life and love and health and beauty. Thanks for doing what you do!


Wow. Exceptional post; beautiful photos and writing as always. We just came back from istanbul and we're missing the incredible range and quality of fresh veg and fruit, dried fruit, pickles, meats. We loved the Tarlabasi market. We'll have to get to the Kastamonu market next time..


Put it on the list for when you make it to Istanbul, Sarah.

You're welcome Lisa -- and thanks for reading (even the long ones -- especially the long ones!).

Thank you Andrew. Glad to hear you got to Tarlabasi. Ah, pickles. Turks do them so well!


This blog is gorgeous and so informative, I really wish I had known about it when I was in Turkey a few years back.
Also, it's funny how much those little berries look just like the Haribo gummies.

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thyme (sarah)

I am scouring articles about travel to Turkey. How I wish we could indulge in Istanbul as well as a stroll up along the Black Sea to see some of these markets. We'll be going in May but fall also sounds like a fantastic time to visit the countryside.

Ted tranolta

Great article and pictures. Really enjoyed reading and viewing the images. Do you know if there is another gypsy market in the same area that is held every Sunday? Or is this market commonly referred to as the sgyps market? Would appreciate a response . Thanks

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