picture-or-video-605-standard-e-mail-view.jpg picture-or-video-612-standard-e-mail-view.jpgOur provisioner took me to the local fish market this afternoon.  Since I grew up working in the Pike Place Market, I’m used to fish being tossed and then they all yell “heyoooh”, or the trick they use to scare the tourists where they tie a piece of string to the mouth of the ugliest fish in the market and when the tourist get real close to inspect the ugly fish they pull the string, the mouth flies open, and the tourist scream like crazy.  I have seen that hundreds of times and it never gets old.  Safe to say there was not string tied to any of the fish in this market (though a few fit the bill).  They did make me some Turkish tea while I went over my order though, that was cool.  At one point a bunch men were screaming, turns out they were having an auction for the catch the fisherman just brought in.  I snapped a picture at the tail end of it.  The other picture is of Kusadasi, you can see how small our boat is compared to the big cruise ship.  I knew it was just a matter of time, but I didn’t think it would be here- My first Starbuck’s sighting of the season!  You either love em’ or hate em’ (I’m from Seattle so i sit on the love em’ side), but I try and have an authentic experience when I travel, so I generally steer clear of the touristy stuff, but I couldn’t help myself.  I did steer clear of buying the teddy bear barista with an authentic Starbuck’s apron that said “Turkey” on it (tempting sadly).  The yacht next to us wanted to know if we wanted to join their crew bbq.  I should have known we were in trouble when the chef asked me about half and hour before dinner if we had a portable bbq (the answer was no).  The boat is paying for the crew to go to a Turkish belly dancing show tomorrow night and the massage therapist from the last charter is also doing our next charter, she just got in town and owes me my birthday massage, so it’s looking like a pretty darn good day!  I have a new category called pictures (close to “random photos”), where I will be posting all the excess pictures I want.  I have started with the pictures of the market I promised. Thanks for setting that up so quick Doug!  If you need a website built or designed or hosting for your site, Doug’s your man (and he’s reasonable) you can contact him at douglas@conservativehosting.com.  Here’s a recipe for all of this yogurt that they have here.  Use as a dip, spread etc.  I will give some more uses for it as we go along.

Tzatziki Sauce 

Serves a variety

1 pint yogurt

1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded, and shredded)

1 tsp. minced garlic

2 Tbsp.chopped parsley or mint

1 tsp. sugar

Mix all together.

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