Tunisia

Tunisia

With golden beaches, mountains, the Sahara Desert, and fine olive-growing plains, Tunisia is a geographically diverse country. 98% of the population is Arabic with a Berber history. The language is officially Arabic but a Tunisian form of the language, called Tounsi, is spoken as the national vernacular version. 64% of the population also speaks French which harkens back to Tunisia as a French protectorate in a prior era. Tunisia is the northernmost African nation with close ties to the entire Mediterranean region.

Here is a 1-hour video of traditional Tunisian folk music. Here is a 4-minute video on making Tunisian Couscous. This 3-minute video showcases 5 places to visit in Tunisia. If it’s to your taste, this video starts a playlist of modern Tunisian music. I’m always fascinated to hear the influence of popular music in the traditional sound of various cultures.

FunFacts about Tunisia: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Tunisia (officially the Republic of Tunisia) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres (64,000 square miles). Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia’s population was estimated to be 11.783 million in 2019. (Source)
  • Tunisia’s name comes from its capital city, Tunis.
  • The eastern end of the Atlas Mountains is in Tunisia.
  • The northern reaches of the Sahara Desert are also in Tunisia.
  • Tunisia is considered the only fully-democratic sovereign state in the Arab world.
  • Historically, Tunisia was inhabited by Berbers.
  • Tunisia is a major, non-NATO ally of the U.S.
  • Tunisia was a French Protectorate in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Tunisia has a varied geography, from coastal-Mediterranean, to mountains, to desert, and a fertile coastal plain called the Sahel which is a premier olive-cultivation region.
  • Tunisia has an export-oriented economy.
  • The ancient ruins of Carthage are in Tunisia.
  • Tunisia is known for its golden beaches.
  • Arabic is the official language of Tunisia. 64% of the population speaks French.

 

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Couscous

Couscous

I love learning the history of things. In this case, what enchants me about couscous is that traditionally women would gather together to make the wheat-based granules for couscous. It was a social time of connection while preparing food which reminds me of our recent holiday season and having my daughter in the kitchen with me as we prepared our Christmas dinner. Good food, time together to chat, share stories, a little gossip maybe a glass of wine. You can read more below how the couscous was made by hand.

Here’s a 4-minute video featuring Martha Stewart and a Moroccan chef making couscous. Here’s an awesome 2-minute recipe for making lemon and herb couscous salad. Here’s a 3-minute video for making chicken and couscous.

FunFacts about Couscous: (Source)   

  • Basic Information, quote: Couscous is a Maghrebi dish of small (about 3 millimetres (0.12 in) diameter) steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina that is traditionally served with a stew spooned on top. Pearl millet and sorghum especially in the Sahel and other cereals can be cooked in a similar way and the resulting dishes are also sometimes called couscous. (Source)
  • Couscous is an important food throughout North Africa in the following countries: Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania.
  • In European markets, it’s often solid in instant form with flavor packets.
  • Couscous can be served as a main or side dish.
  • The Berbers were known to eat couscous as early as the 7th century.
  • Tunisia is part of the Maghreb region of North Africa. In Europe, this region was known as the Barbary Coast.
  • Here’s the traditional method of making the couscous wheat product, quote: Couscous was traditionally made from the hard part of the durum, the part of the grain that resisted the grinding of the millstone. The semolina is sprinkled with water and rolled with the hands to form small pellets, sprinkled with dry flour to keep them separate, and then sieved. Any pellets that are too small to be finished granules of couscous fall through the sieve and are again rolled and sprinkled with dry semolina and rolled into pellets. This labor-intensive process continues until all the semolina has been formed into tiny granules of couscous. (Source)
  • Traditionally, women would gather together to make couscous granules, letting them dry in the sun afterward.
  • Couscous is generally served with carrots, potatoes and turnips, cooked in a spicy or mild broth or stew and sometimes served with lamb, chicken, fish and occasionally with camel meat.
  • In Egypt, couscous is often served sweetened with fruit as a dessert.
  • Couscous is also enjoyed as a main dish in France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal.

 

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Serval Wild Cat

Serval Wild Cat

The next three blogs feature interesting aspects of the North African country of Tunisia. In recent years, the serval wild cat has been reintroduced to Tunisia. They are an amazing species that can stun and kill a king cobra snake. A serval is a top rodent hunter/eater and will hunt and devour anywhere from three to four thousand rodents a year. They are excellent hunters and will succeed with an average of every second attempt.

The serval wild cat is a medium-sized cat that can weigh up to 40 pounds. It is known for its smallish head and large ears which gives it a slightly odd but distinctive look. The serval is not an endangered cat and is found mostly in southern Africa.

This is an excellent 5-minute video on the serval wild cat. This 3-minute video explains why a serval does not make a good pet. Very interesting. This 2-minute video, with lots of slow-motion footage, shows a serval facing off with a snake. 

FunFacts about the Serval Wild Cat: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: The serval (Leptailurus serval) is a wild cat native to Africa. It is rare in North Africa and the Sahel, but widespread in sub-Saharan countries except rainforest regions. It is the sole member of the genus Leptailurus and was first described by German naturalist Johann von Schreber in 1776. There are three recognized subspecies of the serval cat. (Source)
  • The serval is a slender, medium sized wild cat that weighs anywhere from 20-40 lbs. (9–18 kg).
  • The serval wild cat has a smallish head which gives it an odd appearance.
  • It also has rather large ears.
  • The coat of the serval wild cat is a golden-yellow to buff, spotted with black and also striped with black.
  • The serval wild cat also has a short, black-tipped tail.
  • Relative to its body size, the serval has very long legs compared to all other big cats.
  • The serval wild cat is active in both the daytime and at night.
  • It kills prey by leaping a distance of 6-7 feet and landing on the small animals with its front paws. It preys on small birds, rodents, insects, frogs and other reptiles.
  • The serval prefers a savanna or wetland environment, especially with tall reeds.
  • Hunting of serval wild cats is heavily restricted.
  • The serval has been reintroduced into Tunisia. Otherwise, in North Africa, it is only found in Morocco. 
  • Its big ears allow it to hear extremely well in order to detect the small prey it hunts.

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Serval (Leptailurus serval), a wild cat native to Africa. Deposit Photos.

Serval Wild Cat in the African savanna. Deposit Photos.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire

The home of the famous Bronte sisters, of Yorkshire pudding and the birthplace of the Yorkshire Terrier, the county of Yorkshire in England is a place of significant history. It’s also a land of beautiful valleys and rolling hills as well as wild moors covered with heather. It’s a region that blends diverse cultures from over the last two-thousand years, from Celts to Romans, Angles to Vikings, and finally to the Normans.

Here is Rick Steves’s 5-Minute video all about the city of York. This is a fun, 1-minute video on the Yorkshire accent. Here’s a gorgeous, 3-minute video featuring the Yorkshire Dales.

FunFacts about Yorkshire: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Yorkshire, formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The name…also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. (Source)
  • Yorkshire’s nickname: God’s own country.
  • Yorkshire is the home of two main vast unspoiled stretches of countryside called the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
  • The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose of the English royal House of York.
  • Earlier inhabitants of York were Celtic, specifically the Brigantes and Parisi tribes.
  • Historically, Yorkshire was divided into three ‘ridings’. The term is of Viking origin. These were East Riding, West Riding and North Riding.
  • The city of Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city with a population of about 750,000.
  • The Great North Road, also called the A1, passes through the middle of the county and connects the south of England with Scotland.
  • Yorkshire was impacted culturally by the Celts, Romans, Angles, Vikings, and Normans.
  • There are many castles in Yorkshire, significant public buildings and historically important homes.
  • The most well-known and esteemed literary figures from Yorkshire are the famous Bronte sisters.

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Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

After watching all three videos, one of the keys to making the perfect Yorkshire pudding is to have the baking tin already heated with a fat that is just starting to smoke. The batter is then poured in and sizzles on the counter. If you’ve made your batter right, you cook up the pudding for another 20 minutes, the individual puddings rise to the perfect 4-inch height and voila: Yorkshire pudding!

Here is Jamie Oliver’s 5-minute video on making perfect Yorkshire puddings. He also shows how to turn them into an appetizer with salmon, dip and dill. Here’s Gordon Ramsay’s 2-minute video for ‘Nan’s’ perfect Yorkshire pudding.  Finally, here’s a third version, a 1-minute video on making the perfect Yorkshire pudding.

FunFacts about Yorkshire Pudding: (Source)   

  • Basic Information, quote: Yorkshire pudding is a common English side dish consisting of a baked pudding made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk or water. It is a versatile food that can be served in numerous ways depending on the choice of ingredients, the size of the pudding and the accompanying components of the dish. As a first course it can be served with onion gravy. For a main course it is often served with beef and gravy and is part of the traditional Sunday roast, but can also be filled with foods such as bangers and mash to make a meal. (Source)
  • Yorkshire pudding was originally called a ‘dripping’ pudding. It came into existence when wheat flour became common in kitchens and pans were put under a roast turned on a spit. The drippings would go into the pan. Someone got the idea of adding a pancake-like batter into the pan and the result was a savory ‘pudding’ that caught the drippings.
  • Yorkshire pudding was featured in a cookbook from 1737 called, The Whole Duty of A Woman. Here’s the excerpt, quote: Make a good batter as for pancakes; put in a hot toss-pan over the fire with a bit of butter to fry the bottom a little then put the pan and butter under a shoulder of mutton, instead of a dripping pan, keeping frequently shaking it by the handle and it will be light and savoury, and fit to take up when your mutton is enough; then turn it in a dish and serve it hot. (Source)
  • Some think a Yorkshire pudding isn’t a ‘true’ Yorkshire pudding unless it’s 4 inches tall.
  • Since 2007, National Yorkshire Pudding Day has been celebrated in the UK the first Sunday in February.
  • October 13th is National Yorkshire Pudding Day in the U.S.

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Traditional English plated roast beef dinner. Photo from Deposit Photos.

Yorkshire puddings stuffed with sausages and vegetables close-up on the table. horizontal. Photo from Deposit Photos.

Cooked Breakfast: Yorkshire pudding, apple jam with almonds, a cup of tea and a napkin on a blue wooden table. Photo from Deposit Photos.

Freshly cooked Yorkshire Puddings for a Sunday roast dinner. British, English cuisine. Photo from Deposit Photos.

Freshly cooked Yorkshire Puddings for a Sunday roast dinner. Photo from Deposit Photos.

Traditional English Yorkshire puddings made from batter in a baking tray waiting to accompany a meal of roast beef. Photo from Deposit Photos.

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Yorkshire Terriers

Yorkshire Terriers

Prepare for a cute attack! Yorkshire Terriers have to be one of the cutest dogs ever bred. The breed’s origins were supposedly from a male called Old Crab and a female named Kitty. After reading up on Yorkies, I have to say that their intelligence and quick movements prove their original purpose, that is, for catching rats.

They were working dogs during their humble beginnings, and were used in the cotton and wool mills of the 1800s to keep the rodent population down. Today, they are mostly known as companion pets. They dote on attention and will follow their owners from room to room.

Here’s a 5-minute video of pure Yorkshire Terrier puppy cuteness! Here’s a 1-minute video on Yorkshire Terrier basics. Finally, here’s a 5-minute compilation video showcasing a number of adorable, quick and intelligent Yorkie pups.

FunFacts about Yorkshire Terriers: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds (3.2 kg). A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier. It has a grey, black and tan coat, and the breed’s nickname is Yorkie. (Source)
  • The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, which is a county in northern England.
  • Historically, Scottish mill workers came down to Yorkshire to work in factories and brought a variety of terriers with them for the purpose of catching rats. The original Yorkie breed is said to have come from a male called Old Crab and two females, one called Kitty and the other of unknown name.
  • In the latter part of the 1800s, the Yorkshire Terrier was shown in dog shows under a bizarre category called, quote: “Rough and Broken-coated, Broken-haired Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers”. (Source)
  • In 1872, the Yorkshire Terrier was introduced in North America.
  • The best Yorkie hair is glossy, straight, silky and fine.
  • Traditionally, the hair is grown out long and parted down the middle of the back.
  • Best coloring for the coat, quote: From the back of the neck to the base of the tail, the coat should be a dark grey to a black color, and the hair on the tail should be a darker black. On the head, high chest and legs, the hair should be a bright, rich tan, darker at the roots than in the middle, that shades into a lighter tan at the tips, but not for all dogs. Also, in adult dogs there should be no black hairs intermingled with any of the tan coloured fur. (Source)
  • It may take three to four years for the final coat color to emerge in a Yorkie.
  • Yorkies are sometimes described as having a hypoallergenic coat since they shed very little.
  • Yorkshire Terriers are described as intelligent, very active, overprotective and fond of attention.
  • Yorkies are better for families with older children and adults.
  • Yorkies are known to be yappy. But as an intelligent breed, born for work, they need a lot of exercise and stimulation to be content.

 

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Lake Bled 2018

Lake Bled 2018

Hi, Everyone! Again, because of the holiday season, I’m keeping the blogs short-and-sweet with just a nostalgic look at some of my favorite blogs this past year.

I couldn’t resist including the photos of Lake Bled. If you remember, this is one for the fairy tales. Everything about this setting, from the mountains, to the picturesque castle, to the beautiful lake seems like a fairy tale come to life. If you’d like to revisit the original blog, read some funfacts and watch some delightful videos all of Lake Bled, go here.

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For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet or a $15 Amazon gift card ~ ~ winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

December Winners: Drea M., Nancy S., Bobbie B., Susan S.!!!

November Winners: Mary C., Debra G., Merrie W., Candy L.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

(Photos from Pixabay ~ Pixabay is a free site, so feel free to share, pin and enjoy these wonderful photos.)  

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Be sure to keep scrolling to leave a comment for the weekly prize draw. Details below!

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*** This Week’s Giveaway is Closed ***

We have a winner! Congrats: Theresa M.!!!

December Winners: Drea M., Nancy S., Bobbie B., Susan S.!!!

November Winners: Mary C., Debra G., Merrie W., Candy L.!!!

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Wednesday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019! On Thursday, January 3rd, Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

*** This Week’s Giveaway is Closed ***

We have a winner! Congrats: Theresa M.!!!

To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Lake Bled? Which photo did you like best?

*** And tell us where you’re from! I’m from Buckeye, Arizona, not far from Phoenix. (That’s the Desert Southwest, USA.) ***

Above all: Live the fang!!!

Wisteria 2018

Wisteria 2018

Hi, Everyone! Again, because of the holiday season, I’m keeping the blogs short-and-sweet with just a nostalgic look at some of my favorite blogs this year.

When I looked back over the many blogs I’d put together, I found I had to include wisteria for the sheer beauty of these photos. They are the same as the original blog, but if you’d like to refresh your memory about the funfacts, and enjoy a video or two, go here!

*** This Week’s Giveaway is Closed ***

We have a winner! Congrats: Theresa M.!!!

For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet or a $15 Amazon gift card ~ ~ winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

December Winners: Drea M., Nancy S., Bobbie B., Susan S.!!!

November Winners: Mary C., Debra G., Merrie W., Candy L.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

(Photos from Pixabay ~ Pixabay is a free site, so feel free to share, pin and enjoy these wonderful photos.) 

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Be sure to keep scrolling to leave a comment for the weekly prize draw. Details below!

~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~

Sign up for my newsletter!

For more about my books, check out my ‘List of Caris Roane Books’ page!

*** This Week’s Giveaway is Closed ***

We have a winner! Congrats: Theresa M.!!!

December Winners: Drea M., Nancy S., Bobbie B., Susan S.!!!

November Winners: Mary C., Debra G., Merrie W., Candy L.!!!

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Wednesday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019! On Thursday, January 3rd, Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

*** This Week’s Giveaway is Closed ***

We have a winner! Congrats: Theresa M.!!!

To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about wisteria. Have you ever grown this beautiful plant in your yard? Which photo did you like best?

*** And tell us where you’re from! I’m from Buckeye, Arizona, not far from Phoenix. (That’s the Desert Southwest, USA.) ***

Above all: Live the fang!!!