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Life is nature’s blessing

While walking down the canal street lost in my own thought, I was struck by a river side beautifully stoned house, cosy and comfortable, surrounded by colourful wildflowers and a ray of light peeping through the clouds.
I cherished the sunshine so bright
and the sky so high!
I cherished the wind blowing softly
and the flower blooming slowly!
I cherished the chirping of birds
and before I could cherish the nature some more, a sudden horn from behind brought me back to my senses.

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Visit Mallorca, Balearic Island Spain

To escape from the daily routine and chilly weather, we decided to visit Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In no time we came up with the itinerary. The mere thought of visiting such a beautiful place was delightful.

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Hola!!

We started our day with the visit to one of the most ornamental village ‘Valldemossa’ situated in the hills of Tramuntana range. On our way we met some localites, despite the language barrier we established an unsaid connection. They were very kind and welcoming.
Blonde stone streets,  beautifully decorated houses, traditional cafes, galleries, gift shops, rich vegetation and Royal Carthusian monastery makes Valldemossa prettiest village of Mallorca.

Before heading to Port de Soller, we were caught by striking Sa Foradada. The view was so spectacular that we couldn’t take our eyes off. Blue water, blue sky and a steady rock with a hole.

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Sa Foradada

But this was not enough for Archduke Ludwig Salvador, so he bought the entire estate and built rotunda ‘Son Marroig’ offering breathtaking view of Foradada and coastline

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Son Moraig

Journey to Port de soller was relaxing; before heading to the port, we stopped by in a spanish restaurant and had delicious fish and spinach croquettes and seafood Paella. Vintage tram trip to port brought back childhood memories. Calm and shallow beach and peaceful harbor was the perfect way to end the day.

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Port de Soller

Trip to Mallorca is incomplete without visiting cala (cove) and among so many beautiful calas to decide which one to visit is always a challenge. Finally we settled to Cala Anguila. For beach lovers this is heaven. Crystal clear turquoise water, bright sunny day, pleasant breeze; what more we could have asked for.

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Cala Anguila

After a relaxing day at cala, it was time to explore Palma city, capital of Mallorca which is at its best at night. Historical buildings, cafes, shopping complexes, theatres, local markets, narrow pathways were so much fun. Magnificent Palma gothic cathedral (La Seu) at the sea front is truly the spotlight of the city.

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Palma Gothic Cathedral (La Seu)

With this, a wonderful trip came to an end; leaving behind memories to cherish forever 🙂

Adiós Palma de Mallorca!!

Grilled Salmon with Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 2 Salmon Fillet
  • Olive Oil
  • Spinach 150 grams
  • Olives
  • Spices

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Method:

Marinate salmon fish with salt, chilly powder or pepper, garlic powder ginger powder and black pepper as per your taste. Add one table spoon of olive oil and mix fish well and keep it aside for 30 minutes. In a pan, add one spoon butter add washed spinach. Make sure to remove access water. Add salt and black pepper as per taste and toss for 2 minutes. Place it on a plate. In the same pan, now add olive oil, once it is warm add salmon and cook in medium heat for 15 mins keep rolling the fish once a while to make sure all sides of the fish is cooked properly. 

Place it on top of spinach and garnish with mayonnaise and sauces of your choice. If you like Olives, serve it with this delicious salmon fry. 

Serve hot!

–– Happy Eating!!

Couscous with prawns

Ingredients:

  • Couscous
  • Asparagus
  • Prawns
  • Lemon
  • Spices for seasoning

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Method:

In a pan, add edible oil, once it is warm add prawns along with the species like salt, black pepper and red chilly powder or paprika. Stir fry in medium to high flame.

In the meantime, in a container with half filled boiling water add pinch of salt and cook couscous for 5-10 mins. Drain water and keep it aside.

Cut asparagus in medium chunks. In a pan add one spoon olive oil. After a minutes time, add cut asparagus. Sprinkle little salt pepper and lemon juice and sorte in high flame. Once it is cooked add cooked couscous and half of the cooked prawns. Mix it well and cook for another 2-3 mins.

Serve hot!

– Happy Eating!!

Life is Right or Left…

Go towards your Left.. Oh wait, I meant Right.. whatever!!

Every single time when someone approach me for direction, I become super excited as if they are going to hand over a trophy if I tell right direction about going left. But to my no surprise, I end up goofing up Left with Right and vice versa. Thankfully my hands point to the right direction (thereby securing at-least the consolation prize :P)
After every fail attempt I laugh at myself and cherish similar incidents of past and console myself by saying “That’s OK even my dad used to do the same”.

It never occurred to me until today that this is unusual, which need a fix rather than ignoring or putting it on my father.
Thanks to my mentor for bringing this up. For the first time, I gave a thought about it and did some digging online keeping my fingers crossed to see if it is a psychological, neurological or IQ issue to say the least. Apparently, the left-right confusion or the phenomenon, is quite common and not a problem to be concerned about. There are various test available online to confirm where we stand with respect to this confusion. Though there is no remedy but by keeping calm, avoiding stress and most importantly by not thinking about the prize while assisting others with the direction will surely help in getting right direction about left.