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The best Bluetooth earphones for running

The best Bluetooth earphones for running

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ANOTHER AMAZING TREKKING IN MY HOMELAND | Cason di Lanza, Bivacco Lomasti – Friuli Venezia Giulia

ANOTHER AMAZING TREKKING IN MY HOMELAND | Cason di Lanza, Bivacco Lomasti – Friuli Venezia Giulia

A beautiful walk with breathtaking views starting from Cason di Lanza Casera (Pontebba / Friuli Venezia Giulia) along the cheese trail and the Aip clay up to the Bivacco Lomasti. A fairly simple trek that will allow you to reach the border and take a […]

vegetarian eggplant rolls with soft cheese cheese

vegetarian eggplant rolls with soft cheese cheese

Are you looking for a light and fresh starter perfect for this summer? The cold rolls of aubergines and stracchino will be a perfect start for your dinner with friends.

INTRO

It’s already hot, very hot even here in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Cooking seems to me a more than epic enterprise and we, young women who do not like to cook too much find every subterfuge to get out great and very quickly.

I had some fried eggplant in the fridge (very italian clique) and I decide to make this cold rolls.

 

LET’S GO!

Cut the eggplants in slices and fry it in hot oil. 

When the egglant is cold fill it with stracchino cheese or a very soft cheese. If you are not vegetarian you can add some ham.

 

If you like strong flavors you can add taggiasca olives, dried tomatoes, rocket, speck. In short, you have a great choice!

 

After having rolled them up well,  laid the rolls on both sides above the mix of seeds you have chosen, I preferred those of linen and chia.

When they are well covered put the rolls in circle in a plate and your VEG starter is ready.

 

CURRY POTATOES

To prepare the curry potatoes there are various recipes.

Some more light like this and others less like the one with the addition of yogurt sauce, tastier and caloric.

In this case, to prepare the curry potatoes I cut them into cubes and put them in the pressure cooker for 8 minutes.

When they were ready I sautéed them in oil, this way they will become more crispy pouring over the spicy curry (which I love to go crazy).

At the end you will have potatoes not too caloric and very tasty that will give a different touch to the usual potatoes that we put at the center of the table.

 

AT THE END

Add a big green salad with tomatoes, corn and cucumber and your cold healthy lunch is ready guys!

SEI ALLA RICERCA DI ALTRE RICETTE FACILI E VELOCI VEGETARIANE?

DAI UN OCCHIATA QUI!

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Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

ABOVE MOGGIO UDINESE IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA IS THE NATURAL RESERVE OF VAL ALBA, 3000 HECTARES OF WOOD, PATHS, RIVERS AND REMAINS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ALL TO VISIT. Here you will find easy treks suitable for beginners or families  and more difficult treks […]

7 DAYS U.S.A. SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS ITINERARY + VIDEO

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Here is the travel itinerary for a 2-week road trip along the deep south of the United States and the Mississippi to Nashville in Tennessee.

All the cities we have touched and the various things that deserve to be visited.

Info and advice on one of the most beautiful and unforgettable journeys of my life.

 

 

In autumn 2016, me, Simon and 2 friends made one of the most beautiful and desired trips of our life.

Since we love the unusual destinations for this holiday we decided to travel along the deep south of the United States starting from Texas, passing through Louisiana, doing Halloween in New Orleans and going up the Mississippi to Memphis and Nashville.

In between there were football and basketball games, washing machines, lots of junk food, thousands of kilometers, hotels, motels, apartments with a rooftop pool and of course skyscrapers with breathtaking views everywhere.

 

THE ITINERARY

Austin, Texas – 2 days

Austin is the capital of the state of Texas. Impossible not to spend at least 2 days. Besides being beautiful, it is a city famous for its thousands of live music venues. In fact, you must know that when New Orleans was partly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, many musicians moved to Austin, a university city full of life. The famous 6th Street becomes pedestrian from Friday evening to Sunday and in this very long street you can find all kinds of entertainment and parties.

The part that I prefer is the district of South Congress with its vintage shops where you can always find a few gems but also the center with its historic buildings and dozens of graffiti that you can take pictures of the city are amazing. Do not forget to have a drink in some rooftop even better river view, the colors in Texas are crazy.

For other things to see in Austin, take a look at my post “What to visit in Austin” .

On the way from Austin to Bandera we stopped at:

  • San Marco Premium Outlets: unmissable business on clothing and every type of accessory.
  • Wimberley: where you can visit a perfectly recreated Piooner Town for free or take a look at the classic American flea markets. In my opinion very cute to see.

Bandera, Texas – 3 Days

A must for a trip along the deep south of the United States. Bandera is the last city of cowboys in fact it is still possible to go around on horseback practically anywhere. I recommend you stay a few days on a ranch and try real cowboy life. Breakfast with eggs and bacon, morning on horseback through the land of the ranch, lunch with cowboy and wrangler lunch and afternoon … well, a dip in the pool! I know it’s not like a real cowboy, but it’s hard not to take advantage of the heat it does in Texas! In the evening a nice barbecue and to finish the famous “Smores” to prepare and to roast around the fire. Does this seem like a place you can not miss? Well it is! (We have stayed here ” Silver spur Ranch” recommended!” )

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NO BAKE AND GELATIN-FREE LAYERED CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

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Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

THIS IS THE GUEST POST I WRITE FOR “CAMPING FOR WOMEN” – Original post here

The best treehouse where to sleep in Italy

 

If you’ve always wandered to sleep in a tree house surrounded by meters and meters of snow … it’s the time!
The United States has been the forerunners of this wonderful idea and even Italy in recent years has worked hard to make tourists and locals live a unique experience by spending a holiday staying meters high in the middle of our amazing woods.
I’m so happy to announce that one of the most beautiful and design tree house is in my area, the northeast of Italy, in the middle to Venice and Austria and this place is really magic.

1- The Pinecone of Malga Priu, Ugovizza in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) 

 
In a place where man and nature come together the Pinecone is a design treehouse built respecting nature and its environment. 3 amazing floors where you can see the woods around at 360°.
This is part of one of the many eco-sustainable projects to support the mountain economy even in the less touristic areas of Italy. It combines respect for the environment and design and aims to bring more people closer to the mountains and to eco-sustainable tourism. This is absolute not cheap but I assure you that the experience pay back the money spent.
At the main floor you can find the living room, the toilet and the kitchen all built with local wood from Italian artisans. At the top floor you can find in an amazing round room the bedroom with a window above you perfect to see the stars before sleeping and on the lower floor 2 hanging chairs wait you for your relax with a breathtaking panorama. Isn’t a magic place to stay?

2- Tree Village in Claut, Friuli Venezia Giulia

This is the biggest treehouse village of Italy. Here you can find more solutions and is perfect for families. Built in the middle of a National Park close to the most amazing mountains of the Dolomites, the memories of a holiday in this village will remain in the heart forever. Here the contact with nature is total. Breakfast is served under the leaves of the trees before going out to explore the park through well-marked paths or swim in the river.
The activities for kids are various and the parents have the time to relax and have fun.

 3- B&B La piantata, Arlena di Castro (Viterbo)

 The owner say: “At 8 meters from the ground, among 12 hectares of hills planted with lavender, in the thick foliage of an ancient oak tree, it has built the refuge of your dreams”.
This is the dream of any foreigner who comes on holiday in Italy, sleep in the country surrounded by rows of vines or cultivated fields and to feel this classic “italian atmosphere”. This place is a super luxury treehouse where you can have breakfast in your private balcony and smell the fragrance of the lavender all around you. This is a really love escape where you can appreciate the slow pace of time and being together.

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A perfect day | Walk in the scenic Rilke trail, aperitif at the fisherman port and fish dinner in Sistiana

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