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Treats of the Middle East: Arab-Yankee Fusion

From Drop Box Sauteed spinach with browned onions, zaatar spice, lemon, pine nuts and topped with string cheese From Drop Box Labeneh (thickened yogurt) with olive oil, fresh mint and cucumbers From Drop Box My absolute favorite: “hummus” made from beets and of course tahini. Mint, scallions snippets and cukes. Read More »

On the Hummus Trail

From Drop Box It sounds and reads better in Arabic than English. And I know there are far better, more richly textured poems in Arabic (and English by Arabs) than this one, but apropos of our subject, on the Hummus Trail, this bit of doggerel by some anonymous Arab poet: “You can talk of your many vegetables from Morocco to ... Read More »

Shuck ‘em and Eat ‘em: PEI Mussels and Oysters

Shuck ‘em and Eat ‘em Prince Edward Island’s Malpeque Oysters and Blue Mussels have earned Canada’s smallest province a big reputation worldwide. “Ten years ago, customers were ordering 200 pounds a week,” says mussel man Brian Fortune of Atlantic Aqua Farms in Orwell Cove. “Now, they’re taking 16,000 pounds a week.” With their sweet meat and glossy black shells, mussels ... Read More »

Dude Ranches: Sexy Cowboy Life

Dude Ranches are cool and Dude Ranches can be very sexy. The lean cowboys and cowgirls sitting astride their big horses, long hair whipping in the wind, chaps fitted snugly on long legs and the rhythm of riding the range is Dude Ranch to perfection. Dude Ranches are very much a love affair between people and horses; nature and space…and ... Read More »

Inns of Wales: Tyddyn Llan Inn

Travel Wales-Inns of Wales:Travel North Wales Inns-Tyddyn Llan Inn-Video Travel Review Along the green and winding way to our first night’s lodging in North Wales, we pitifully try to pronounce the names of the villages we pass through The turn into Tyddyn Llan is a sweet relief… I can say THIS one! The ‘spotting’ rain is no deterrent to ... Read More »

The Magic of North Wales

Maybe it’s the impossible to pronounce names like Llangollen or Betws-Y-Coed or Llandrillo that makes traveling in North Wales a fun experience. But when the language is spoken in lyric Welsh, actually “Cymru”  it sounds like water flowing over rough rocks…and gives a hint of the deep, rich Celtic culture beneath this un-touristed, beautiful land. It’s a bilingual country, amusing ... Read More »

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