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Beauty, Nature

5 Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools Ideas in Your House to Enjoy Everyday!

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BEAUTIFUL SWIMMING POOLS

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It is so nice and refreshing to have a pool in your house as in the summer you can just chill and enjoy the coolness of the water.

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Putting a trampoline at one end of the pool is so much fun! My grandchildren enjoy jumping in the pool, and so do I!

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It is important to surround the pool with a lot of plants to give it a natural look. Your plants will also stay fresh for long as they are near water.

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How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

Cooking, Food, Health, inspiration

Anti Aging Life: Lettuce from my Garden to the Table and Nutrition Facts

My romaine lettuce in my garden…GOING CRAZY…and healthy!

Lettuce Nutrition Facts at the bottom of the post.

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SO YUMMY!

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Lettuce is a great vegetable: it looks beautiful in your veggie yard, it is healthy on your plate and refreshing on your face.

My friend says lettuce and cucumber on her face work wonders. She looks 10-15 younger than her real age, that’s for sure!

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Many of us have the goal of being strong and healthy now and in our 80’s and 90’s ( I personally want to celebrate my 100 year birthday on a bicycle or motorcycle, yes, Sir! ) If you want to be live a long life you need to start eating some anti-aging food and, for starters, leafy greens have to be on your plate every day, lots of them!

DELICIOUS SALAD

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LETTUCE NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy55 kJ (13 kcal)
 
2.23 g
Sugars0.94
Dietary fiber1.1 g
 
0.22 g
 
1.35 g
 
VitaminsQuantity

 

%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

 

21%

166 μg

18%

1987 μg

1223 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.057 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
5%

0.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%

0.15 mg

Vitamin B6
6%

0.082 mg

Folate (B9)
18%

73 μg

Vitamin C
4%

3.7 mg

Vitamin E
1%

0.18 mg

Vitamin K
97%

102.3 μg

 
MineralsQuantity

 

%DV
Calcium
4%

35 mg

Iron
10%

1.24 mg

Magnesium
4%

13 mg

Manganese
9%

0.179 mg

Phosphorus
5%

33 mg

Potassium
5%

238 mg

Sodium
0%

5 mg

Zinc
2%

0.2 mg

 
Other constituentsQuantity
Water95.63 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Cooking, Food, inspiration

Summer Drink Of The Week: Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca

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“Agua Fresca” is Spanish for “Cool Water” with fruits without alcohol. It is a great way to make different flavored drinks to share with all members of the family by the pool this hot summer!

AGUAS FRESCAS IN MEXICO!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1-20 oz can pineapple slices (or chunks) in 100% pineapple juice
  • 3 cups 100% pineapple Juice
  • 1-14 oz can coconut cream. Please make sure to get “cream” not “milk

PROCESS

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  • Place pineapple slices (or chunks) with their own juice in a blender. Pour in the coconut cream and the pineapple juice.
  • Blend until fruit is completely blended if you are looking for a smooth, creamy consistency, or a little less blended, if you want your agua fresca “chunkier.” Both ways are amazing.
  • Put it in the fridge for a few hours or serve with ice.
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Motivation

My Beautiful Bird Station This Summer 2021

I love Summer, the sun, the warmth, flowers, butterflies, bees, the tropics rejoice and the wind caresses my face. Birds singing and calling each other, vegetables growing and ready for harvest. Everything around me screams LIFE!

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Cooking, eating, Food

Potato Salad Recipe Delicious Idea for Summer Party! 4 Mouthwatering Pictures

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Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients:

Approx 2 pounds small potatoes or 5 medium russets
eggs, hard boiled
diced onion
chopped celery
mayonnaise
yellow mustard (hot dog/ball park type)
salt
black pepper
ground (dry) mustard
dill (fresh or dry, same amount)
bacon cooked to crisp

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Instructions:

Cut the potatoes into chunks and cook with the skins on in boiling water seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. While the potatoes are boiling, hard-boil two eggs and dice the celery and onions.

When the potatoes are fork-tender, drain them into a colander and cool them to room temp. Dice the potatoes into bite-size pieces into a large bowl, leaving several of the potatoes with the skins on for a rustic feel.

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When the eggs are hard-boiled and cooled, dice them as well, adding them to the bowl.

Fold in the mayonnaise (the amount listed is correct), dill, pepper, mustard, ground mustard and a small sprinkle of salt.Last stir in the bacon and vigorously blend the potato salad with a spoon giving it a good, hard stir to smash some of the potatoes.

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If there are too many chunks, use the side of your spoon to break them up. Once it’s completely blended, taste and if you like, add a bit more salt. Garnish with dill and chill it for at least an hour or two before serving. Enjoy!

flowers, Gardening, Nature

My Secrets to Attract Bees to My Garden

Seeing my orchard and my garden flowering and covered with bees makes me happy year after year. I plant a variety of fruits, veggies, annual, biennial and perennial plants to attract bees and actually all kinds of beautiful birds and butterflies. But this blog post is about bees only, so lets focus on them, yes?

Colorful plants like those of my Mammoth sunflowers do the trick:

I notice that bees love the flowers of my lime and lemon trees, they suck the nectar out of them and pollinate them:

The bees also love the flowers of my palm trees and the bottle brush tree. This spring my palm trees were flowering and attracted hundreds of bees:

If I want a ton of bees then I let some carrots to go full blossom and this is what I got this week:

BEES ON MY CARROT BLOSSOMS

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Bee Nutrition Facts:

All Bees get all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar and their protein from floral pollen.

Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and carbohydrates.

Travel

Monaco from Nice in Train is a Fabulous Travel Experience

Getting from Nice to Monaco by train is easy and much fun. There are numerous trains that run throughout the day from early morning until late at night.

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This trip is a popular one, so expect the trains to be crowded, especially during rush hour when commuters are heading to or from Monaco.

Monte Carlo Friends

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The journey to Monte-Carlo takes around 20 minutes, with five stops along the way, at Nice Riquier, Villefranche Sur Mer, Beaulieu Sur Mer, Eze, and Cap D’Ail. If you have enough time, some of these places are also worth a visit.

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RIVIERA BUZZ, MONACO – It’s a little empty because Covid-19 tourism recovering period.

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