Our Malta experience 2

According to Wikipedia: Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Sharing with you some of the street scenes in Malta.

as well as water scenes.

We had some of the wonderful sunset experience.

We’ve joined a cruise to Gozo, Camino and Blue Lagoon. But as you could see, it was a windy day and we had quite a rough voyage.

Then, we had a three-hour bus tour around Gozo.

Sharing with you some of the food we’ve had on this holiday. I’ve had fish and seafood and Him Indoors has had burgers, steak and chips.

and of course, our drinks.

All in all, we really had a smashing time! Cheers!

For: #MySundayPhoto – Vineyard Sunset, ALL SEASONS – BALBOA PARK, Sonoma Raceway (Sundays In My City)

Weekly Smile 74 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone from a cloudy Bavarian morning.

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Oh well, we can’t have lovely weather everyday. Last week was brilliant, though. We were able to cycle around. Him Indoors is on holiday for a month, so he was out gardening most of the time. Sharing with you some of our new flowers.

Last night, we had dinner at the Greek’s – the place was full, people were outside and the food was really delicious!

By the way, I’ll have a break from blogging. We’re going on holiday for two weeks – in two countries – yay! I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. For now, have a lovely week everyone!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 74 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, #MySundayPhoto – Lake Wood, Drag Queen Story Hour (Sundays In My City), ALL SEASONS – FIRST WEEKEND OF JUNE, Jo’s Monday walk : Blast Beach, orchids and P’s in a Pod, Tell Me Something Good #60

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Haibun Monday: From the kitchen of poets

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The kitchen by Carl Larssson

Leche Flan is my favourite dessert. When we have some get-together, I always make leche flan and everyone loves it. My brother has this recipe and it’s so delicious! Here it is: 10 egg yolks, 2 cans evaporated milk, 1 can condensed milk, rinds of a lemon. First of all, prepare your tins and caramelised some sugar in them. Just put a couple of spoons of sugar in the tins and in a medium heat keep on stirring until brown caramelised. Put them aside. For the leche flan, put all the ingredients together, slightly stirring it, making sure no air formed. Double sieve it to the tins you have put aside with the caramelised sugar. Steam them until done. Usually half an hour steaming. Put them in the refrigerator. Best served cold. Enjoy!

Over the rainbow
Walking by the summer field
A day so brilliant

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For: Haibun Monday: From the kitchen of poets by Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

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Philippine Adobo

May 4, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. How can this familiarity influence a story or character? Is it something unusual, like Twinkies from the 1970s? Or is it something from home, from another place or time? Go where the prompt leads

ADOBO
My comfort food
Our national dish
One way to preserve food
The taste of the Philippines anywhere in the world
I can use chicken or pork, marinade it with vinegar
Soy sauce, garlic, onions, salt and pepper, bay leaves
Cook the meat until brown, then add the marinade
Simmer until cooked. Serve with rice and peas
Also good for picnics and family gatherings
So easy to make and no two adobos are alike
No other dish can replace adobo in my heart!

My adobo
with chicken or pork
marinade
to preserve
vinegar, soy sauce, garlic
my comfort food!

For: May 4: Flash Fiction Challenge, ALL SEASONS – ENTER LOVELY MAY

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