picture-or-video-431.jpg picture-or-video-452.jpgWe had a great trip down and the Captain even gave us the weekend off (I told you it’s the sweet spot). We are in Kusadasi, Turkey and will be here for the rest of the week. I rented a scooter, which I haven’t done in years and am buzzing around town. The boat arranged for us to go on a tour of Ephesus today and it was fantastic! It is the best preserved ancient city in the Mediterranean. I am watching the dvd Rome right now, so I really got in to it. I love these historical type of tours, thanks for the great tour Beste! We had a real nice lunch with lots of mezze at an outdoor restaurant and I bought a Turkish Rug (I’m beat from haggling the price down). I really wanted to fly up to Istanbul, but not enough time, maybe next time? I am going to take advantage of our day off tomorrow as well, eat lots, shop lots, and sleep lots. Here is the recipe for the apple dessert that I did for our last guests. I did not get feedback if it was enjoyed, but the crew tore up the leftovers in record time. It really begs to have a big scoop of Vanilla Ice cream on top. I finally got a picture of Debi and Put it up on the June 18th post next to the “Italian Chicks”. Thanks Debi, I love it!

Apple Dessert

Serves 6

5 apples, (cored, peeled, and chopped)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 Tbsp. flour

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

pinch salt

4 Tbsp. butter, cubed

Topping

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

5 Tbsp. butter

Mix apples with ingredients and top with butter. Place in 8 inch baking dish. Make topping and place on top of apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm.


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