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Marvelous fruit

Pomegranates growing in the courtyard at Hotel Yaka in Kizkalesi.

We got watermelon with breakfast most days–peaches, sweet melon, grapes, and/or figs, too, if we were really lucky.

We were tempted to raid this truck…

…and somebody did, promptly disposing of the evidence.

Figs for lunch! (On the beach at Iztuzu, near Dalyan, on the Mediterranean.)

If you are in Istanbul at the right time of year (i.e., now), look for this guy on the main drag just south of the Blue Mosque. His pomegranate juice is only 5 Turkish lira (about $3; other vendors were charging twice that). Pure pomegranate juice is so intensely delicious it makes your tastebuds explode.

2 Comments to Marvelous fruit

  1. September 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I want some of that juice. And Kate’s green pants.

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if you can ever get local figs in the northeast US. Doubtful 🙁

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