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travel log | istanbul.

J:

Jay and I spent 2 days in Istanbul, Turkey on our honeymoon. It was one of the most beautiful places we saw on our travels second to Santorini {photos coming soon!} We were lucky to be there during the Istanbul Tulip Festival! Millions of tulips were planted throughout the city, basically anywhere open ground was available. We toured Topkapi Palace , Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque which were unbelievable. Shopped our way through the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Ate the most amazing food {see video below.} Until we meet again, Istanbul.

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hi from the tulip festival!
Istanbul
just a persian rug made of tulips..
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cheese. for. days. heaven.
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spice upon spice.
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blue mosque bound.
Blue Mosque
J + Jay in the Blue Mosque.
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baby pass me the hookah.
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topkapi palace tulips.

On our first night in Istanbul, we came across a family owned restaurant called Old House Restaurant in the Lady Diana Hotel. They cook your meal in clay pots in the street which may look questionable, but it was absolutely delicious. See below see below for our chicken | lamb delight:

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travel log | assos.

J: While on our honeymoon, one of the places Jay really wanted to see was Assos, Turkey. I was skeptical due to having to take an hour cab ride to get there and back, but totally worth it. So much history including the Temple of Athena plus these VIEWS.

on top of the world.
on top of the world.
these gorgeous succulent plants were everywhere. so fun.
these gorgeous succulent plants were everywhere. so fun.
hi from the theater! overlooking the aegean sea.
hi from the theater! overlooking the aegean sea.
j + j + temple of athena.
j + j + temple of athena.

From here we hop over to Istanbul, Turkey which was one of our favorite places. Get ready for gorgeous sights and delicious eats!

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travel log | Çanakkale.

J. The next stop on our honeymoon was Çanakkale, Turkey. Çanakkale is a town and seaport on the southern Asian coast of Dardanelles at their narrowest point. The cities nearest major town is the site of ancient Troy. You may remember a certain Brad Pitt movie involving a wooden horse that was filmed here…

welcome!
welcome!
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
us and Brad Pitt's horse. #Troy
us and Brad Pitt’s horse. #Troy
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza in Turkey (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.

Stay tuned for our day in Assos, Turkey. These pics are beyond amazing.

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marinated turkey breast.

This marinated turkey breast is perfect if you have a small (or health-conscious) crowd. Make it for Friendsgiving and impress all your…friends.

Marinated Turkey Breast
L’s mom reminded her of this super-easy recipe yesterday. We had to share!

Marinated Turkey Breast

(Yield: 6-8 servings)
What You Need:
  • 1 5-7 lb turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

What You Do:

  • Place turkey breast in browning bag and place in shallow roasting pan.
  • Combine parsley, oil, salt, pepper and vinegar.
  • Pour marinade over turkey breast.
  • Seal bag and bake at 300 degrees for 4-5 hours.
  • Serve hot with pan drippings,

(From Second Round: Tea Time at the Masters, an essential cookbook for every Glitter Girl!)

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apple cranberry turkey salad.

We don’t know about you, but we really can’t get enough turkey.  Let’s get creative with this refreshing turkey salad by Inside BruCrew Life:

Apple-Cranberry-Turkey-Salad

Ingredients

3 cups cooked shredded turkey
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 celery stalks, diced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup diced apple chunks
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup fresh finely diced parsley
salt and pepper to taste
King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls

Instructions

  1. Combine everything together in a large bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours so the flavors have time to blend.
  2. Serve the salad on the dinner rolls. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 6 cups of turkey salad.
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