The Greek Isles are a truly paradisaical destination: warm white sands, hidden coves, villages clinging to craggy hillsides.
The Cyclades, or Greek Isles’ shimmering turquoise-blue waters are an attraction in their own right! These islands have rustic mountains, bright sun, and mouthwatering food.
The most famous of the islands, Santorini, boasts breathtaking sunsets and dramatic white stone cliffs. Naxos, the largest of the isles, features long, sandy beaches, and stunning green valleys and ravines.
Nearby Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, is another one of the best Greek islands for a foodie, especially if you love cheese; the selection of locally-produced cheeses is almost bewildering!
Try the legendary graviera. Although it’s produced elsewhere in the country, including on Crete, the Naxos version uses cow’s milk instead of sheep’s milk. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in salads or pies, or as an accompaniment to the likes of local spirits, ouzo or raki.
Sunday is a nice day when you can relieve stress and create memories for the whole week, it is often associated with laugh, rest, ease, joy and a good mood.
Share your optimism with close people and send virtual wishes, blessings and kind words, which will cheer up and will be a great start to a positive and happy Sunday.
I wish you the best in life, prosperity, happiness, love and health.
“My father is Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino; my mother is half-Irish and half-Japanese; Greek last name; born in Hawaii, raised in Germany.” —Mark Dacascos
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain,
“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
VANILLA FARM IN MEXICO
True vanilla flavor comes from the cured seed pod (bean) of the vanilla orchid. The properly prepared pod contains vanillin and 100s of other flavor compounds.
These orchids are the only orchids that produce an edible seed. The primary producers of these beans are tropical areas: Mexico, Madagascar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.
Planifolia vs tahitensis
There are two distinct types of vanilla orchid:
1. V. Planifolia beans have a strong, familiar flavor, it is often called ‘Madagascar Bourbon’. Planifolia is the same variety grown in Mexico.
2. V. Tahitensis is a weaker vanilla with ‘fruity, floral, and sweet’ flavors created by the compound heliotropin. Tahitensis is a mutated form of a planifolia orchid from Tahiti, though most tahitensis is now grown in Papa New Guinea. This kind is favored by pastry chefs.
LA VANILLE DE MADAGASCAR ROUGE FENDUE OU NOIRE GOURMET
Le parfum relaxant de la vanille de Madagascar rouge ou noire gourmet vous transportera vers des destinations sensorielles mémorables
If vanilla is one of your favorite scents, you should consider growing it, so that you can have your own beans. From these beans, you can make your own essence, and appreciate your effort all the more.
Now days these beans are grown in several distinct regions of the world. This produces beans with unique regional characteristics and attributes, each particularly suited to different uses.
The fruit, a long capsule, reaches its full length of about 20 cm (8 inches) in four to six weeks but may take up to nine months to mature. As soon as they turn golden green at the base, the unripe pods are harvested.
Tempura Zucchini Flowers Steak
Food that is cooked and served on a plate in a creative and artistic way to satisfy your vision and leaves a unique flavor on your palate, is the kind of food that also feeds your soul.
Heat oil. Quickly stir-fry beef over high, and season with garlic, salt and pepper. …
Add zucchini and stir-fry briefly. Season with green onion, sesame seeds and oil, soy sauce, chili pepper, and salt.
Return beef to pan, stir once to combine, and transfer to serving plate. Garnish with shredded chili if you like.
When you travel make sure you choose well. Your travel experience could be full with pleasure and excitement, or you might want peace and quiet. Whatever you wish, you always want to have the help you need right at your fingertips.
Management and staff should go out of their way to make you feel welcome. making your stay one of the most memorable and pleasant ones ever.
In these hotels you find quality service, comfort and the most exquisite food in the world. For the entrepreneurs or scientists, they also have alluring rooms and saloons for all kinds of conferences.
THE SAROJIN IN KHAO LAK, THAILAND
THE PLAZA, NEW YORK, CITY
WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME
LES FERME DE MARIE, FRANCE
‘Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.’ – Christian Louboutin
‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’ – Lola Stark
‘I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of heels.’ – Anna Dello Russo
‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood
Beauty, elegance, fashion that never dies, because true allure…is always present throughout the years.
Here you’ll find a group of cats who decided to spice things up a bit in the world of cat fur patterns.
Some of the little guys you’ll meet below were born with awesome symbols in their fur that allow them to wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Others among them seem to be less enthused with their unique markings, which make them appear to be wearing full-time funny faces or doing a permanent impression of a historical figure. Regardless, these little guys and their awesome fur are sure to put a smile on your face!
Hamilton The Fancy Cat with a Mustache!
Frangipanis (also known as Plumerias) are relatively small trees growing only to about 5-6m in height, but what they lack in height they make up in width often becoming as wide as they are tall.
They have a well-behaved root system which makes them great for the home garden and for growing in pots. Frangipanis are also great survivors coping with drought, heat, neglect and insect and pest attack. They are also deciduous allowing maximum winter sun while providing shade in summer.
It is generally thought that frangipanis (plumerias) are native to South & Central America although some reports claim they are native to the Caribbean and were taken to the Americas by Spanish priests.