I just got this photo from T + L Transporter. They send out some interesting things, but this one I was astounded by: Earlier this fall, an Austrian pilot completed the world’s first underground hot air balloon flight, steering a smaller-than-normal balloon through Croatia’s 675-foot-deep Mamet Cave. In my opinion, the Austrian pilot is nuts. I am not sure I would go down there under any conditions. Spelunkers have always seemed somewhat foolhardy to me. I don’t have claustrophobia but I don’t think I would be happy in some of those underground caves they explore. Although I watch film of spelunking with interest.
I haven’t eaten a baked apple in years, I don’t remember the last one. I used to quite enjoy them, but nowadays I don’t eat apples of any kind much. Not my favourite fruit. However, this does appeal and I might have a go.
Easy Baked ApplesWebMD Recipe
- 1 apple, green or red
- 1 tablespoon softened butter, or canola margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, or walnuts
- Remove the core of the apple with an apple corer and slice 1/4 inch off of the apple bottom (to make a flat bottom). Place apple upright in a microwave-safe soup or salad bowl.
- Blend 1 tablespoon of softened butter or canola margarine, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 3 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts together in a custard cup.
- Fill the core of the apple with the mixture (there is enough to fill 3 apples). Cover apple with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH until apple is tender (about 3 minutes).