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ELISABETTA: STAY SAFE... IT IS NOT FINISHED, YET.. / 102 items

N 28 B 3.3K C 69 E Jun 30, 2015 F Jun 30, 2015
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IN THE OCCASION OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR TWO GROUPS INSPIRED BY THE 1001 NIGHTS TALES, I DEDICATED TO ALL MY FRIENDS, IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM AND AS MEMBERS OF THESE GROUPS, THIS DELICIOUS ARABIAN TRADITIONAL CAKE MADE BY MYSELF...

SPECIAL THNAKS ARE FROM ME TO OUR FOUNDER SAAD S. FAYOUMI (S.S.F.HAPPINESS) WHO FOUNDED THEM AND FOUND THE WAY TO MAKE THEM THE FINEST GROUPS ON FLICKR....
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I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRECIOUS COLLABORATION AND FRIENDSHIP INTO OUR TWO GREAT GROUPS AND I WISH WE ALL AND OUR GROUPS A VERY LONG LIFE OF HEALTH , JOY AND PROSPERITY...
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THANKS AGAIN TO YOU ALL, MY BEST GREETINGS,
ELISABETTA

PLEASE, NOTE THAT EVERYTHING IN THIS DIGITAL WORK IS TAKEN FORM MY OWN PHOTOS, THE OBJECTS ARE MY OWN AND THE CAKE IS HOME-HAND MADE BY ME

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INGREDIENTS FRO BASBOUSA (THE TYPICAL LEBANON CAKE)
2½ cups coarse semolina
90 g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
220 g (1 cup) caster sugar
75 g (½ cup) self-raising flour
200 g thick yoghurt
200 g unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
25–30 g blanched pistachios
milk, if needed

Syrup
330 g (1½ cups) sugar
250 ml (1 cup) water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp rosewater

TRY,AND....
♨ Buon appetito!! ♨
♨ bon appétit!! ♨
♨Enjoy!! ♨

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Arak
or araq (Arabic: عرق‎) is a Levantine alcoholic spirit (~40–63% Alc. Vol./~80–126 proof) in the anis drinks family. It is a clear, colorless, unsweetened anise-flavored distilled alcoholic drink. Arak is the traditional alcoholic beverage in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordan,Palestine, Israel, and Iran.
Preparation
Aniseed
Distillation begins with the vineyards, and quality grapevines are the key to making good arak. The vines should be very mature and usually of a golden color. Instead of being irrigated, the vineyards are left to the care of the Mediterranean climate and make use of the natural rain and sun. The grapes, which are harvested in late September and October, are crushed and put in barrels together with the juice (in Arabic El romeli) and left to ferment for three weeks. Occasionally the whole mix is stirred to release the CO2.
Numerous stills exist including stainless steel or copper, pot and column stills that will affect the final taste and specificity of the arak. The authentic copper with a Moorish shape are the most sought after.
The finished product is made during the second distillation. The alcohol collected in the first distillation is distilled again but this time it is mixed with aniseed. The ratio of alcohol to aniseed may vary and it is one of the major factors in the quality of the final product. Another distillation takes place, usually on the lowest possible temperature.

For a quality arak, the finished spirit is aged in clay amphoras to allow the angel's share to evaporate and thus the remaining liquid is the most suitable for consumption.


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they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]
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Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Basbousa Arak cake food card Anniversary happy Anniversary Arabian Style 1001 Arabian Nights 1001 Arabian tales

N 23 B 2.0K C 61 E May 21, 2015 F May 21, 2015
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MY FRIENDS, YOU ARE THE WELCOME TO MY TERRACE:
ON THE LEFT: "Cocktail" rose flic.kr/p/soecBN
ON THE MIDDLE: "Botticelli" rose flic.kr/p/sstidZ
and a red maple
OVER THE TABLE: three orchids from my collection,
flic.kr/p/sccd6A
some pots in Arabian style and my personal magic lamp
flic.kr/p/qpJfLF
OUTSIDE: the park

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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved

Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City terrace Interior design plants roses

N 31 B 2.4K C 70 E Apr 1, 2014 F Mar 19, 2015
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....dedicated to all my Friends from The 1001 Nights World..

TULIP
are called laleh (from Persian لاله, lâleh) in Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Bulgarian. In Arabic letters, "laleh" is written with the same letters as Allah, which is why the flower became a holy symbol. It was also associated with the House of Osman, resulting in tulips being widely used in decorative motifs on tiles, mosques, fabrics, crockery, etc. in the Ottoman Empire
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip

The Tulip were originally a wild flower growing in the Central Asia and were first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. The flower were introduced in the westen Europe and the Netherlands in the 17th century by Carolus Clusius, a famous biologist from Vienna. In the 1590’s he became the director of the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden, the oldest botanical garden of Europe, founded in 1587. He was hired by the University of Leiden to research medicinal plants and while doing so he got some bulbs from Turkey from his friend Ogier Ghiselain de Busbecq, the ambassador of Constantinople (presen-day Istanbul). He had seen the beautiful flower, called tulip after the Turkish word for turban, grow in the palace gardens and sent a few to Clusius for his garden in Leiden. He planted them and this was the start of the amazing bulb fields we can see today.

In the beginning of the 17th century the tulip were staring to be used as a garden decoration beside the former medicinal purposes. It soon gained major popularity as a trading product, especially in Holland. The interest for the flower were hugh and bulbs were sold for unbelievable high prices. Botanists staretd to hibridize the flower and they soon found ways of making it even more decorative and tempting specimens. Hybrids and mutations of the flower were seen as rarities and a sign of high status. In the months of late 1636 to early 1637 there was a complete "Tulipmania" in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than an Amsterdam house at this time. Even the ordinary man took part in the business. They saw how much money the upper class got in the commodity and thought that this was an easy way of getting lots of money at no risk. The bulbs was usually sold by weight while they were still in the groud. The trade with the un-sprouted flower came to be called "wind trade".

The traders made hugh amounts of money every month, and people started to sell their businesses, family homes, farm animals, furnishings and dowries to participate. The government could not do anything to stop it, the trade was all about access and demand. But finally the tulip did not appear to be quite so rare to justify such high prices. Over-supply led to lower prices and dealers went bankrupt and many people lost their savnings because of the trade. This "Tulip Crash" made the government introduce special trading restrictions for the flower. It is said that the flower became so popular because of the bright colours, dramatic flames and frilly petals. To have tulips in one’s home was a way to impress, and when the wealth spread down the social ladder, so did the urge for tulips.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS:
www.kokachi.com/tulip.html

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N 14 B 1.4K C 56 E Feb 24, 2015 F Feb 24, 2015
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I DEDICATE THIS DELICIOUS ITALIAN CHOCOLATE TO ALL MY FRIENDS ON FLICKR AND IN PARTICULAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN
1001 NIGHTS AND MAGIC CITY GROUPS...

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ONE NOTE ABOUT THE TRANSLATION:
"SULTANO" Is the italian word for "Sultan"

YOU CAN FIND THIS PHOTO HERE:
www.facebook.com/verganidolci

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"SULTANO" IS A DELICIOUS MILK CHOCOLATE ADDED WITH NUTS FROM PIEMONTE REGION (North-west Italy)
The trade mark is by VERGANI Spa, which is a manufacturing Italian confectionery specialties since 1881. Besides the nougat candies and the mustard fruit chutneys, in the last few years the company developed a wide range of chocolate pralines, Easter eggs and marrons glacés, aiming at the export promotion.


FOR MORE INFORMATIONS, PLEASE, FOLLOW THIS LINK:
www.italianprivatelabel.com/companies/vergani-secondo-spa
www.deci.ca/brands/vergani/12.htm
www.facebook.com/verganidolci
it.pinterest.com/secondovergani/cioccolato/

Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Vergani chocolate Vergani Sultano Sultano chocolate Vergani Italian chocolate cioccolato chocolate cioccolato Italiano Italy Italia food

N 17 B 3.0K C 55 E Aug 30, 2014 F Jan 20, 2015
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THIS IS THE FRONT ON THE ROAD
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I have my home in Venice near this wonderful Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in Italy,

a very elegant building in ARABIC STYLE which was opened on 21st of July 1908,

and it would be the magic scenery for a
1001 Nights tale.
I can see it and enter inside every time I wish, every day.

For example, this hotel was the set of the famous movie "C'era una volta in America" ("Once upon Time in America") by Sergio Leone, with music by Ennio Morricone.


Hotel Excelsior (Lido of Venice, Italy) - for the place, follow these links: wikimapia.org/#lat=45.4037138&lon=12.367073&z=18&...
excelsior.hotelinvenice.com/
www.google.it/search?q=hotel+excelsior+venezia&hl=it&...
www.hotelexcelsiorvenezia.com/it/home.html
excelsior.hotelinvenice.com/foto-gallery.html
www.hotelexcelsiorvenezia.com/

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FOR MY GALLERIES ABOUT THIS LUXURY HOTEL,
AND FOR LIDO OF VENICE:
www.flickr.com/photos/mep-photoart/sets/72157638201632763/
AND
www.flickr.com/photos/mep-photoart/sets/72157629914566252/

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Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Grand Hotel Excelsior Lido of Venice Venice Venezia Italy Italia Lido di Venezia arabian style


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