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Moroccan Spice Roast Chicken with Orange Sauce

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This dish is something I picked up on a Moroccan TV show I found on the internet. This dish is a lot like a Moroccan version of a classic roast turkey for thanksgiving.

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds (from about 1 1/2 tablespoons cardamom pods)
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole chicken, rinsed, patted dry
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

Preheat your oven to 420°F.

Take the first 7 spices and grind them together in a coffee grinder or food processor. Transfer to small bowl.


Travel tips: Packing for a Road Trip

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You are spared from airport security checks and baggage fees during a road trip but undeniably, it still needs a good amount of planning to make sure your journey will be hassle free. The number one consideration is what you need to pack. A lighter trunk is a lot friendlier to the gas tank.

Here are some packing tips which maybe useful if you are going on a road trip:

Maximize the trunk space

If you are going on a road trip as much as possible avoid using structured suitcases to pack your things as they take up a good amount of space in the vehicle’s trunk. Use smaller bags like backpacks or duffel bags which have soft sides and can easily be squeezed in with the rest of your things.


The best things to do at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for under $20

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When you hear of the Las Vegas strip, it is about pure grandeur and spending where the sky is the limit. The Bellagio is one of the grandest places that you can visit while enjoying Las Vegas. Well, not necessarily to stay at the Bellagio if it is out of your budget but here are some suggestions that you can try if you dare not spend more than $20 of your allowance:

Enjoy the Fountains

The multimillion hotel has fountains constructed for the gods. They spent millions on it so it must be good. There are nightly shows that you can view from Monday to Friday. These usually last for half an hour with jets of water rocketing to the tune of Vegas music.

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DAVE GOES TO SKÅNE. EPISODE 1: THE BEACH

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This is a great funny campaign for Sweden.
Enjoy the first episode:)


Cheap flights to Tunisia

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tunisia-flightTunisia is a popular North African destination and you can get lots of cheap flights here, and alongside some stunning white sandy beaches and beautiful clear Mediterranean waters there are many things to do, from taking a day trip out into the nearby Sahara Desert through to shopping for bargains in the lively street markets and bazaars. Tunisia has had a rich and varied history and was once an important Roman outpost and there are many excellent museums filled with well preserved artefacts and also a number of amazing historic sites to visit including:

  • The Roman ruins of Dougga – there are a number of important temple ruins here including those to Jupiter, Minerva and Juno, and this is Tunisia’s largest archaeological site and a great deal of money has been spent on restoring the ancient theatre, and you can now see live concerts and plays here during the month of August.

Things to do in Sydney

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The city of  Sydney in Australia is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world; Sydney is located on a harbor, and as such this one of the most beautiful aspect of the city.

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The city has grown to become one of the most visited tourist cities in the world, it is blessed with numerous wildlife parks, as well as top class hotels, such as devere, the menzies, mecure hotels among many others are available for ideal comfort.

During vacation in the city, you could decide to visit the Taronga zoo, located at Bradley’s road, you definitely will have fun watching different species of animals here.

Also enjoy a memorable experience by visiting the manly beach resort, this is an ideal place to have unlimited fun, there are hiking activities to perform, skiing, as well as beach walk are just a few of the activities here.


Sony VAIO NW Notebook Now Available in US

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Sony has recently announced the launch of their much anticipated VAIO NW notebook in United States. The new Sony VAIO NW notebook PC is powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor up to 2.1GHz and comes with built-in Blu-ray drive.

The Sony VAIO NW features a 15.5 inch XBRITE WXGA LCD display which comes equipped with a 4X BD-ROM optical drive. It includes 4GB RAM, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics and up to 400GB hard drive.

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In addition to that it will offer Wi-fi 802.11a/b/g/n support, HDMI output, ExpressCard, SD and Memory Stick Pro card slots. The Sony VAIO NW notebook Li-ion battery allows up to 5.5 hours of usage which is at least pretty perfect for someone like me who needs to be online almost all the time.


TOP 4 places to see before they disappear

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First place: The pyramids of Giza
The pyramids of Giza are the most famous monuments from this world. A huge number of people have visited them during their history, and almost everyone has heard about their existence. There are many tourists and the increasing number of Cairo’s population lead to excessive pollution of the atmosphere, a lot of trash and many poor people who stole pieces of pyramid in order to sell them to visitors. All these particularities lead to catastrophically consequences, to degradation of Pyramids. Additionally, you should visit them now, because tomorrow can be late.

Second place: Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal is one of the most significant views of India. This monument attracts yearly between 2 and 4 millions of tourists, and about 200 000 are overseas’ visitors. Nowadays, of pollutant cars are prohibited to access that zone, so that tourists should walk in order to reach the wished destination. Therefore, the enormous number of visitors that breathe, sweat and touch things that they should not to, affected negatively the building and it seems that the unique method to resolve this problem is to reduce considerably the number of sightseers.