MOST DELICIOUS ORIGINAL GREEK SALAD
INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, mashed
Freshly ground black pepper
INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD
2 teaspoons salt
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks (cucumber is great for your health)
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup pitted and halved black or green olives (both are my favs)
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley (the one I prefer)
6 ounces feta cheese, sliced
6 lemon wedges
Combine all the ingredients in a jar, shake well and let stand for 30 minutes. Leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For Greek Salad:
In a bowl, combine salt with 2 cups water and add the red onion slices. Let the onions soak for 15 minutes then rinse and drain well.
In a large bowl toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers with the basil and enough of the dressing to coat vegetables well.
Adjust the seasonings. Plate in a high mound on a large plate and garnish with olives, parsley, feta and lemon wedges and serve.
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If you’ve been to Italy, you’ve probably been to Rome. It’s got most of the sites and attractions that come to mind when people even THINK of Italy: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Saint Peter’s Basilica. The city’s cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and Renaissance-era fountains are (literally) what romance is made of.
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But for a truly unique travel experience, I like to visit the most unusual places of the country, where tourists are rare to see, places with one-of-a-kind photo ops, and chances to interact with authentic local Italian communities.
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Have you heard of Baia? It was the Las Vegas of ancient times, attracting people from far and wide to its state-of-the-art baths and nightlife spaces. Powerful icons of ancient times were known to frequent Baia, from Nero to Cicero to Julius Caesar. If you want to walk in their footsteps now, however, you’ll need some scuba gear.
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Because of Baia’s location over natural volcanic vents, its water level slowly rose to swallow its once majestic buildings. Saracens sacked it by 1500, but some meaningful relics still remain under its waters to this day. Take time to visit Baia for an unparalleled perspective on antiquity. You’ll feel like it’s been frozen in time! It’s truly like no other place.
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As a tropical Caribbean travel destination, Puerto Rico has it all and then some. Beautiful palm-lined beaches, some with calm warm waters lapping the golden sand, and others with huge waves and famous breaks, draw all kinds of beach seekers, from couples and families to hard-core surfers.
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Home to the US Forest System’s only tropical rainforest and the nighttime wonders of the Bioluminescent Bay, this island also pleasantly surprises nature lovers.
Add to this the culture and charm of historic San Juan, with its lovely colonial architecture and old forts, and the picture is almost complete.
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If you travel to France, make sure you observe the beautiful splendorous flowers.
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It is really important for you to have one place in your home for relaxing and entertainment. A balcony garden may be the nice place you wanted. Think how cozy it is to relax at your balcony garden.
If you have a balcony or a deck off your main living area you could try somethings out and recreate a little French balcony in your neck of the woods. Here is some inspiration for you…
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“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
At Cheetah Plains you’ll be blown away by the abundant wildlife and unparalleled game viewing. Their 65,000 ha (hectares) Sabi Sands Reserve are world well knows for the Big Five – leopard, elephant, black & white rhinoceros, cape buffalo, and lion – but at Cheetah Plains you will see so much more.
Cheetah Plains Private Reserve is situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park, in the northwest corner of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. There are no fences between the two reserves, allowing game to move freely between the two areas.
This intimate lodge offers friendly service with comfortable safari style lodge accommodation, along with amazing hospitality and a welcoming staff, ensuring a safari experience to be remembered all the days of your wonderful life! 😀💥😉
The traditionally thatched accommodation blends seamlessly into the African bush, creating a harmonious flow between pampered relaxation and the raw South African bushveld.
The bush homes all flow onto the indigenous gardens and their wild surroundings. Other facilities available include a swimming pool, bar and lounge area, viewing deck, boma and well stocked curio shop.
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JAPAN FOOT LONG FRIES
Though the foot-long fry trend has yet to blow up in the U.S, I am guessing it’s only a matter of time. That means, you should start assessing exactly how you feel about the creation.
Where do you supposed extra long French fries will fall among the many different classifications of fries for you?
You’re probably wondering where on earth I find finds such massive potatoes to make these crispy creations, other than in Japan or Australia.
The answer is nowhere, they don’t exist. Instead, potatoes are mashed into a sort of batter-like consistency.
Then, the potato mixture is gathered into balls, and they’re placed, one by one, into a special machine that presses out long sticks of potato directly into a deep fryer. It kind of looks like pasta in the making.
Once you get your basket of fresh #longfries, you can top them with one of two Japanese dipping sauces (let’s be honest, eating a dry French fry is pretty much pointless): a creamy shiitake mushroom sauce or a more traditional Japanese mayonnaise… though no one’s judging if you want to stick with regular ketchup or vinegar 😂🍿}
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