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Collecting Curling Canning: Bitter Oranges

Last week as we drove through the tree-lined streets of Aydın city centre we were greeted with the sight of citrus trees groaning with their fragrant sour fruit ripe for the picking. An exciting reminder of one of the stars of winter fruit preserving in the Aegean and Mediterranean areas Turunç reçeli or macunu.

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Sundrying Tomatoes

Pop to any market at the moment and you’ll likely see piles of tomatoes labelled as ‘Salçalık Domates’ and crowds of people huddled round, reaching out for the best ones. Most have one thing in mind - Salça - sun-dried tomato paste but not be - I’ve have just one thing on my mind - preserving that delightful summer taste for the rest of the year.

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