After a long day at work, finding a hot dish of baked gooey goodness with tonnes of flavor to dig into is definitely comforting. Now I’ll be honest here – for a long time lasagna with its layers of pasta, creamy béchamel sauce and beef ragu filling was my ultimate go-to-dish when I felt like something hearty. But after having been to Rome last year, things have changed. For it was on my visit to Trastevere where I sat down with a good friend of mine at a little restaurant overlooking Piazza di Santa Maria that I got to savor the taste of sumptuous aubergine parmigiana for the first time. And as I cut into the thin layer of its crispy, cheesy crust to dig into its layers of creamy béchamel, sweet tomato sauce and thinly-sliced aubergines I couldn’t help but think that there was something magically delicious about this rustic Italian dish as I tasted it for the first time. Read More >>>>
Perched on the plug of an ancient dormant volcano, called Castle Rock, sits a beautiful castle which towers over the seemingly small buildings belonging to the ancient Scottish capital. It’s a place that echoes the footsteps of its past royal residents, the firing of cannons and the suffering of its prisoners. Indeed, some of you might have guessed it and others may have not, but the castle I’m on about is none other than the iconic Edinburgh Castle which I recently had the pleasure of visiting.
Amongst the plethora of graffiti tags that are found around various European capitals, such as Amsterdam,Paris and Berlin, there are a few artistic gems just waiting to be discovered. And some of the colorful artworks have been painted by none other than the female graffiti artist Zaira from Basel,Switzerland. Through her artworks Zaira has not only managed to add some color to the streets of many of Europe’s capitals and towns, but she’s also managed to leave a girly yet super edgy mark on what appears to be a predominantly male dominated art form.
Great blogging is not just about writing. It’s also about displaying your content well and fulfilling your reader’s expectations. A means of doing this involves using html properly and inserting captivating photos in your article. If you often struggle to find the time to take your own photos, stock photos can be a great solution. Have a look at our curated list of free stock photo resources to find some images that can make all the difference the readership of your blogs.
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Admit it, at one point or another you’ve had that one friend who loved to read. The friend ,who’d most often than not, would rather burry her face in a book on a Saturday night instead of going out for a night on the town to drink away the sorrows of the week until the wee hours of the morning. And as years rolled by, that love of reading helped spark ideas which she jotted down on her brown hardback notebook. Every chance she’d get, she’d take her ideas ,remix them and paint a picture with words. And she developed her skill and got good. Real good at that. Read More >>>>
Whilst on my last vacation in Scotland a few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to visit the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden which allowed me to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also granted me the opportunity to relax on a bench and enjoy the simple things nature has to offer – the scents, the fresh air and the pretty colors. But the highlight of the day spent at the garden was definitely having a look and exploring inside the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden glass house. Have a look at some of the photos I took whilst there below!
Many of you out there may think that risotto is an Italian dish which is really difficult to prepare. Yet, I beg to differ. In fact, I think that it’s one of the biggest cooking myths out there. Take this pumpkin bacon risotto for example, not only is it an easy peasy dish to prepare, but it’s also great fun to make once you’ve mastered the basics!
I started preparing risotto with my mother a few years ago after trying it at a local Italian restaurant. Initially, I started by making a favorite of mine – mushroom and bacon risotto. And over the years, I’ve found that it’s fairly easy to make once you’ve got the process down to the tee. Fundamentally, all you need to create this dish is some time on your hands, a wee bit of patience and of course the right ingredients.
Once it’s done, you’ll be able to dig in and enjoy a scrumptious hearty meal which will make your neighbors jealous! Below you’ll find my recipe for pumpkin bacon risotto, complete with ingredients, directions and serving amount.
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Some people were born to study medicine, others to paint. I was born to write. And write I shall. But one thing I didn’t know about writing when I first began as a writer a few years ago is that the path to great writing is long, sometimes twisted and other times peppered with massive boulders that you must leap over. Yet, once you’ve manage to walk down the path successfully with your head held high, you’ll eventually arrive at its end feather in cap. If you’re struggling to write, here’s some writing advice and pearls of wisdom quoted from a few literary geniuses who have served to inspire many before us and continue to imbue writers of this generation with great courage to write. Have a look below! Read More >>>>