Greek Salad My #1 Favorite Recipe I Know You Will Love it!

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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
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

 

 

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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

 

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:

 

For Dressing:

 

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.

 

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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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Travel Greece to the Beauty of Summer in The Greek Isles and 3 Dinner Suggestions!

 

Travel Greece to the Beauty of Summer in The Greek Isles and 3 Dinner Suggestions!

Travel Greece

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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Beautiful Germany Italy…Just Because Traveling Around the World and 5 Awesome Quotes

ABOUT GERMANY:

 

“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

 

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“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 TwainThe Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

 

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“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

 

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“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

 

5 Rarities to Visit in Italy You Can’t Miss!

THE TREE CATHEDRAL IN BERGAMO

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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.

 

GARDENS OF BOMARZO IN NORTHERN LAZIO

 

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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.

 

THE MATERA SASSI IN BASILICATA

 

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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.

 

THE SUNKEN CITY OF BAIA IN NAPOLI

 

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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.

 

PYRAMIDS OF ZONE IN CISLANO

 

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5 Most Glamorous Hotels of the World

5 Most Glamorous Hotels of the World

GLAMOROUS HOTELS

 

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

 

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THE PLAZA, NEW YORK, CITY

 

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WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME

 

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LES FERME DE MARIE, FRANCE

 

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Beauty in Bavaria Germany 2018 and 2019 Fun!

2019  Update –

 

Farm stays in Bavaria seem to be very popular. You can rent a room or furnished apartment on a farm and experience some of the farm life. This year we stayed on a farm, near Chiemsee, and had a lovely time. All the villages in the Bavarian alps are lovely so you probably can’t go wrong wherever you pick.

 

Another nice area is Bayerischer Wald on Czech border. A few years ago we stayed a week in Lalling in Bayerischer Wald.

 

Next year we will go back to Germany to enjoy the Euro 2020:

 

“Es ist ein absolutes Novum im europäischen Fußball: Erstmals findet die Fußball-EM in zwölf verschiedenen Ländern statt, verteilt auf zwölf Städte. Von Dublin bis nach Bukarest, von Rom bis Kopenhagen – die UEFA EURO 2020 wird ein echtes Highlight. Mittendrin: München!”

 

“Drei Gruppenspiele und ein EM-Viertelfinale werden in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt ausgetragen – Spannung garantiert! Termine, Bewerbungsverfahren, Kosten – alle Informationen zu den Tickets der Fußball-Europameisterschaft in München.”

 

We stayed in Fussen at Hotel Bergruh. It is close to the castles and a wonderful little Bavarian town. In Füssen, restaurants serve the most palatable and delectable food, oh my!

 

 

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BAVARIA GERMANY

 

Bavaria’s town’s and cities provide a range of unusual ways for visitors of all ages to explore their heritage, their rich past and the life in the city today. If you want to experience the exotic magic paradises of the world, you must visit the Bavarian cities, woodlands, castles, villages, alps, forests and towns.

 

 

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Exotic Puerto Rico Fantastic Travel Getaway Weekend! – A #399

Having Fun in Puerto Rico Rainforest!

 

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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.

 

Kayaking in PR!

 

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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.

 

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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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Beautiful Flowers in French Balconies and 2 Amazing Quotes!

FRENCH BALCONY FLOWERS

 

If you travel to France, make sure you observe the beautiful splendorous flowers. 

 

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RUE DES FRANCS BOURGEOIS

 

 

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.

 

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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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Featuring some soothingly inspirational (and floral!) balconies

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” — Helen Keller

 

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“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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South Africa Paradise Will Blow You Away with Its Beauty! – A # 387

TRAVELING TO SOUTH AFRICA CHEETAH PLAINS

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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! 😀💥😉

 

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The traditionally thatched accommodation blends seamlessly into the African bush, creating a harmonious flow between pampered relaxation and the raw South African bushveld. 

 

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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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1 Easy Japan Delicious Long French Fries Recipe

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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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