My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.
Soup Acorda de bacalhau is a traditional bread soup. It is prepared with cod, rustic bread, and delicious broth. The broth is seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs. When done, the soup is topped with a poached egg. The cod is either left whole or mashed with bread to give the soup a creamy consistency.
A Rainbow of Birds
Asia Mandarin ducks make their home in forested areas near water in parts of Ireland and in East Asia. Males have brightly colored feathers marked by bright orange, green, red, yellow, and purple. The male mandarin ducks are the most colorful and their faces are marked by stripes of yellow-tinged white, and deep green.
The Wild Side of Life
“Wild Thing” is a song written by American songwriter Chip Taylor. The song became popular when recorded by the English rock band The Troggs in 1966. It was originally recorded by the American rock band The Wild Ones but never charted. The Troggs' version went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and made it to number two on the UK Singles chart. The song is at number 257 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Amazing Los Angeles
Los Angeles or L.A. is the largest city in California and one of the most popular because of the movie industry and Hollywood. It is also known for the glamorous Beverly Hills. The city has been filmed many times and has a large tourism industry.
Salzburg On the Salzach River
This is the lovely Austrian city on the German border where the hills came alive with the sound of music. In and around Salzburg, where many of the scenes of the popular movie about the Trapp Family Singers, “The Sound of Music” was filmed so many years ago. There are tours available that take you to all the familiar sights seen on the silver screen. Salzburg is divided by the Salzach River. The city has impressive Medieval and Baroque-style buildings with the pedestrian Old City on the left bank and the 19th-century New City on the right bank. It is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Her Last Halloween
It was Halloween and party time among friends as usual. Sally and her group gathered for a masquerade party. Ben was telling that old Halloween tale, as he did every year, about the curse upon Skull Cemetery. They all lived in a small town called Oakdale, whose only claim to fame, was having a haunted cemetery. However, this tale told that on Halloween the cemetery turned into a frightening nightmare. Anyone, brave enough to walk through Skull Cemetery beneath the light of the full moon and reach a large crypt and knock three times. The door of the crypt would open, then walk down into the crypt and take a look at what was there. Walk away, and out of the cemetery and the curse would be broken. It would just continue to be a haunted place no one liked to walk in.
Drinking With a Ghostly Spirit
Europe England The Ten Bells in London, England, is thought to be the most haunted pub in London. Do you remember a notorious fellow from long ago called Jack the Ripper? Well, this pub was once called by his name because two of his victims – Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly used to drink there. The bar staff has reported hearing strange footsteps from the floor above where tenants were once housed. Then, if that is not enough as you sit and sip your drink, look for the shadowy figure of an old man in Victorian clothing, which might be the ghost of a victim or the murderer himself.
Innsbruck on the River Inn
The capital of the western state of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria, Innsbruck is well-known as a winter sports destination. The city is located in a magical setting with the Alps all around. It sits on the River Inn. The city itself has lots to offer tourists, and then you can stray up the mountains and into the meadows for breathtaking views. In winter this is the ideal place for skiing and other winter sports, and in the summer months for hiking and mountain climbing.