Love this video! Well said Eartha ! 👏
While traveling in Thailand I discovered this wonderful blue sapphire tea called butterfly pea tea. It is not just a pretty color but also very good for ones health and well being. The blue Chai tea turns into a rich purple color when a lemon wedge is added.
Mix with freshly squeezed lemon juice, brown sugar and crushed ice ! Add some mint leaves for extra flavor ! Lovely garden drink on a hot summers day! ☀️
Blue Butterfly Pea is an ancient Thai herbal plant. Its flower has three different colors white, blue, and purple. Not only beautiful, Butterfly Pea first gained its reputation as a powerful hair strengthener in the traditional Thai medicine. leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots are all used as medicinal herbs. According to Thai culture & folklore, butterfly pea flowers are squeezed to make Anchan tea, and as a coloring forThai desserts in blue and purple colors. It also provides anthocyanin to improve eyesight, treat opthalmitis and eye infections, nourish hair, provide antioxidants and boost body immunity. Many health & beauty products are derived from this flower because of the positive effects of the flavanoid, Quercetin has on skin & hair. The hot or cold tea is extremely thirst quenching and relaxing.
A very tasty bucket of finger licking queen crab and beautiful suculent lobster cooked till delicious in a tasty garlic butter sauce. What a feast!!! Looking forward till next time!
What’s in Crab ? This ten-legged friend is high in protein and Full of goodness. It has trace elements of selenium and chromium as well as calcium, copper and excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can be very good for people suffering from arthritis and high blood pressure. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and trace mineral. Crab is a low calorie food with only 128 calories in 100g and saturated fat – which makes it good for the heart!
What’s in Lobster? Lobster contains iodine, selenium, and B vitamins. It is great as a lean protein and can be cooked in several ways. It contains less calories, cholesterol and fat than other proteins like red meat and shrimp.
Lobster in Garlic butter and Parsley:
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 live lobster (about 1 to 1 1⁄2 lb.)
1⁄4 cup olive oil
Combine butter, parsley, chile flakes, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside. Using a cleaver, split lobster in half lengthwise through its head and tail. Scoop out and discard the yellow-green tomalley and break off claws. Transfer lobster halves, shell side down, to a baking sheet; crack claws and place them on the baking sheet. Drizzle halves and claws with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to high; bank coals or turn off burner on one side (see “Grilling 101”). Place lobster halves, flesh side down, and claws on hottest part of grill; cook until slightly charred, 2-3 minutes. Flip lobster over and using a spoon, spread lobster with the garlic-parsley butter; continue grilling until lobster meat is tender, 3-5 minutes more.
Great words of wisdom from an elderly lady. We could all learn something from her:A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”
“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”
She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”
And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less
Srilankan sea bass and Malaysian sea bream at Moana restaurant Sofitel Palm Jumeirah.
Oysters are full of nutrients and minerals, they are low in cholesterol and great for weight loss. They also help blood circulation and aid in wound healing. Futhermore they improve mood and regulate stress levels – hence the well documented aphrodisiac qualities.
Srilankan sea bream recipe:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons curry powder
2 13 1/2- to 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth
2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size pieces
4 5- to 6-ounce sea bass fillets
4 green onions, thinly sliced
Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and curry powder. Sauté mixture until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil until liquid is reduced to thin sauce consistency, about 50 minutes. Add carrots; simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; keep warm.
Preheat broiler. Place fish on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer fish to plates. Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with green
Art by James.R.Eads
If you are looking for enlightenment first you must find alignment.
You must understand the balance of the world is in the stability of the earth, the weightlessness of the wind, the freedom of the water, the ruthlessness of fire, and the imperfections of the soul.
You must shed your karmic weight and cast it into the water so you may see that you are both the fool and the world. You know nothing and you know everything.
Then you must find you as someone else. You must understand that someone else is also yourself.
When you fully understand these things then you will see the window, and within which the reflection of your mind. As you open it light surges forth and the reflection disappears.
On the other side you will come across the well.
When you are ready you will climb to the bottom and you will find the vessel.
Reach inside, you will feel connected to many bodies. At first you may feel overwhelmed, but know that you will live many lives. Some lives will build you up and others will wear you down, but it is in their entirety that you will find the balance of your soul.
Once you have chosen a body, you will come across a tree with roots reaching into a pool of water. From the water emits a beautiful light. Submerge yourself in the water and feel the supreme weightlessness of rebirth.
Know that you are greater than yourself.
This October an unexpected holiday break at The Sofitel Resort located on the palm Dubai has come our way and all I can say is thank you life!!! 😉 thank you for bringing us here! At the end of the day things always turn out for the best!
October weather in Dubai seems to be ideal these days, at 34 degrees the days are best spent lounging by the pool and the nights around 25 degrees are perfect for visiting beautiful terraces and sipping sweet cocktails infused with lemongrass under the moonlight!
The Sofitel Resort and Spa is not only a beautiful 5star Resort but it is also a paradise for kids. The kids club is ideally located in the center of the resort with several pools surrounding it which makes it an easy two minute walk from anywhere around. The staff are very friendly and bubbly and enjoy their time there as much as the little ones.
T.shirt making and face painting are a few of the many fun activities that my son has taken part in at the kids club. For older kids there is a cinema on the second floor with movies showing through out the day… So if it gets too hot outside and your little one is not afraid of the dark then it’s perfect to sit back and enjoy the show.
The toddler pool just outside the kids club is so much fun, with sand pits and fountains for kids to splash around in and cool off.
What I liked about this Resort:
-The Sofitel hotel apartments are perfect for long stays with a mini mart close by you will find almost everything that you are looking for.
– World class luxury spa.
– Gourmet restaurants.
– Award winning hotel and resort.
-Award winning kids club 2016
I’ve always wanted to visit Crete ever since I was a little girl. I often used to hear my aunts speak of this beautiful island and apparently my grandfather’s mother was Greek and she was from there …she lived somewhere in the mountainous areas where the pine trees grow along side each other and they are famous for their organic honey and olive oil.
Well this summer we decided to go on a family holiday and take our little one who is now two years old along with us. After lots of research and looking at islands we decided that Crete was the right choice for us. The family friendly beaches and pleasant weather made it perfect for an early September trip. We chose the Kiani Hotel ( family hotel) that has lots of fun for toddlers and youngsters ( kids play area, disco, entertainment) and also has an award winning beach! – check it out!You can also rent a car and drive to Elafonissi beach – A tropical white sand beach that is wonderful for kids that love to walk around in shallow waters. You may also want to visit Chania, the second largest city in Crete. 35 mins away by car. Check out the old port area… It’s so beautiful at night with lots to offer from bars and cafes to restaurants that serve a variety of fresh sea food that is cooked to perfection! Yum 🙂 great service and smiley faces make the experience a memorable one. Thank you Crete it was a pleasure! Xx
Restaurants to visit:
In Kalyves – Provlita, friendly service and fresh sea food! Also Kritiko, the monk fish and grilled calamari are to die for! Lovely couple running the restaurant. We were even offered cake and ice cream with Raki shots on the house.
In Chania – Monastiri restaurant (Exellent Kebabs! With tomato and fresh yogurt!)
Check out this video about Walter Russell (scientist/artist) who studied all the beautiful shapes and patterns in nature, all interconnected and holding onto the idea of oneness.