If you want to eat greens, follow the goat
A round of applause for the organisers of Bodrum OTfest. "Ot", meaning grass, is also the word used for any greens and this weekend we joined together in celebration of the edible feast that can be foraged around our peninsula.
TV pundit and chef Wilco Van Herpen and "Secrets of the Turkish Kitchen" author Angie Mitchell bond over Angie's book
It was an opportunity for foodies to meet up
Bodrum Mayor, Mehmet Kocadon with his hand on the shoulder of vineyard owner and blogger, Mehmet Vuran.
It was a chance for Bodrum Bloggers to speak to each other.
Mehmet Vuran is a font of all knowledge about wine, grapes, vines and wild plants. I'm lucky to live in the next village along from him, so follow all his horticultural and viticultural tips
Perfect festival setting by the sea.
The younger visitors had space to run around and fly kites.
There were plenty of raw materials on offer to take home to cook
Or local specialities to taste. Wild herb muffins took my fancy.
Musa from Mumcular
I caught up with old friends. Musa helped build our house over 20 years ago.
Raşit lives just down the lane from us. Still smiling despite a chronic illness, he has taken up making wooden spoons since his diagnosis.
Reputations were at stake as contestants vied to produce the most innovative wild greens recipe.
Look how well wrapped up we all are. It was 26 degrees C, but being the beginning of April, no one risks catching a chill and if I'd known I would end up being interviewed on TRT news, I would certainly have made a bit more effort getting ready.