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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Melon with Honey Drizzled Vanilla Ice Cream: Turkish Delight! #Foodie Friday

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Melon with Honey Drizzled Vanilla Ice Cream: Simple Living and Eating


For my 30th birthday I went to Istambul with a group of Belly Dancers... yes, my oldest sister had been a professional dancer and decided to study Middle Eastern Dance. She hooked up with a group of Belly Dancers from New York City to go over to Turkey to study their traditional dance and she asked me to tag along... being one to never say know to an opportunity to travel I ended up in Istambul.

When we would go out to dinner some how the owner of almost every restaurant would find out we were a group of belly dancers. Tables would be cleared and the troop would climb up on the tables and demonstrate to the patrons how well New Yorker's can belly dance.

They would always be given a free dessert which usually consisted of a small super tasty ripe melon (that I've never seen in the United States) filled with ice cream, usually vanilla and topped with the most amazing fresh honey. 

The owner would take pitty on the me, the one nondancer of the group, and give me a dessert too... it was always wonderful.

So while the melons are ripe grab one, split it in half, fill it up with the best ice cream you can find and drizzle some local honey on it.

Enjoy... I am in and out to the woods and back this week so I may be late in replying to your comments.





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Foodie Friday Features:


From: Bakewell Junction

Asiago Soft Pretzel Buns
Asiago Soft Pretzel Buns

Asiago has such a marvelous distinctive taste and the texture of these buns looks amazing.



From: Blissful Bites

Mexican Zucchini & Corn w/ Chorizo
Mexican Zucchini & Corn w/ Chorizo

August in a dish.... all of the most seasonal vegetables together in one fantastic meal.



From: A Bright and Beautiful Life

Fresh Peach Pie
Fresh Peach Pie

What can I say it's iconic... and so in season. Wonderful.




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23 comments:

  1. Diane,
    I'm first this week. Woo Hoo! Your melon looks delicious. Some of the simplest food is the best.
    Thanks so much for featuring my Asiago Soft Pretzel Buns. It's so exciting to be featured. You're so good to host the party while on vacation - thanks! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
    Annamaria

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  2. Thanks for the party, Diane! Have a great holiday weekend!

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  3. Oh I just bought a really ripe melon at the market! Love the idea of the ice cream and honey! thanks for sharing this! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Hi Diane,
    I have a visual on all that Belly Dancing, that sounds like so much fun! I have some melon I am going to try it with some ice cream, I'll let you know about the dance. I have my recipe for Food of The World and look forward to making it. Have a great vacation and thanks for the party!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Enjoy yourself in the woods Diane. Turkey would've been fantastic to visit. Half your luck. Thanks for hosting!

    Anne xx

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  6. I love this dessert! Melon with honey and ice-cream sounds fantastic to me :)
    Enjoy and thanks for another party

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  7. What a fabulous story! Istanbul is definitely on my list of places I'd like to go. My late Mom often served cantaloupe with ice cream in it for a dessert so this really brought back memories. I love the idea of drizzling the ice cream with honey - sounds delish! This week I"ve shared an End of Summer Salads round up, with lots of ideas to help make the most of the last few days of summer. Thank you for hosting and have fun in the woods!

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  8. Thanks for the party Diane and have a great holiday weekend!!

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  9. Thanks for hosting Diane...I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend!

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  10. Thank you for the party, Diane! Hope you have a nice weekend :)

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  11. Vanilla is really the only way to go with ice cream - you can add whatever you want that way! :-)
    Thanks for hosting.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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  12. Diane, that looks delicious! You've had so many fun travels, but I was surprised by the belly dancing group, lol. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

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  13. What a great summer dessert Diane. Even thinking of the name Istanbul conjures up exotic. Thank you for hosting each week and I hope you have a lovely Labor Day weekend.
    Sam

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  14. That sounds like an awesome 30th birthday! I am sure that traveling around with belly dancers has to be an experience of a lifetime. Thanks so much for the party. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  15. This looks like a great summer treat! I would love eating this for my dessert…yum! Have a great weekend, Diane!

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    1. By the way…love the story of you and your sisters travels!

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  16. I want to be you in my next life. You have the most interesting stories and travel experiences!

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    1. Thanks Kim,
      You never know I may show up on your doorstep one day.

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  17. looks delicious....just mouthwatering!

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    1. Super good... hope you find a nice ripe melon to try it out.

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  19. what a perfectly simple summer treat

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