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url 2018-08-09 17:21
Baltic Tours: Enjoy Favourite Foods

The Baltic countries are best known for their typical geography, culture, folk traditions, clean beaches, rich greenery, traveller friendly locals and many areas that are yet to be explored. As for foods and beverages, you’d get the real taste of the Baltic region as a whole. Under your Baltic Tours blog, we’d discuss a few foods of the region.

 

The foods of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are accordingly to mainly the seasonal nature and the typical location of each of the three counties in northern Europe. Beat soup: Beat soup looks bring pink and the colour attractive. It is closely associated with borscht (the beat supped made from beets as well as cucumber, sour milk, buttermilk, dill and eggs boiled hard. Beat soup is popular in Latvia and is popular across Lithuania with the local name saltibarsciai. It’s a traditional drink made in summer and spring.

 

Blini: These are small buckwheat pancake; occasionally include potato or raisins made into a batter. The savoury ones are topped with sour cream and the see blinis are topped with honey and butter. Taste and enjoy it during your Baltic Tours ! Pork ribs: Pork is the most popular meat in across the Baltic region. The common type are backed and grilled and come with diverse sauces depending on the specific restaurant. It is known as thus: searibid in Estonia, ribas in Latvia and as sonkauliukai in Lithuania.

 

Rhubarb: Rhubarb is vegetable-based and is used frequently in the Baltic countries. You’d also get rhubarb-based drinks are widely used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Rhubarb pies, cakes, soufflés, cheesecakes are very popular in spring because rhubarb is the reason. In Latvia, the stewed rhubarb is popular and is known as kiselis.

Fish: Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have a long coastline along the Baltic Sea. So, they can get fresh marine food. The more common are trout and herring, which are oily and pike and other white fish are available as well. Fish are generally served in cold part. They may be marinated, smoked or raw.

 

If you’re looking for quality travel assistance services for your Baltic Tours, contact Norlendatrip. We offer diverse travel assistance packages such as day trips, weekly excursions, small group tours and the like. We’d guarantee you’d enjoy your trip in the Baltic region even though you travel in groups. To learn more about our services, visit us at www.norlendatrip.com. To contact us, you may call at +37067645548.

 

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review 2018-06-23 18:53
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales and Other Stories: Thumbelina, The Talking Eggs, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Emperor and the Nightingale
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales and Other Stories: Thumbelina, The Talking Eggs, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Emperor and the Nightingale - Rabbit Ears,Glenn Close,Jodie Foster,Sissy Spacek

Title:  Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales and Other Stories: Thumbelina, the Talking Eggs, The Fisherman and His Wife, the Emperor and the Nightingale

Author:  Rabbit Ears

Genre:  China / Fairy Tale / Folktale / Magic / Animals


Year Published: 2006

Year Read: 2009

Series: Rabbit Ears Treasury

Publisher:  Listening Library (Audio)

Source:  Purchased

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Rude Behavior and Intense Moments)

 

 

Thumbelina

When I first heard that Rabbit Ears was finally releasing their classic stories on audio CDs, I was so excited and happy because not only will I have the pleasure of listening to these fantastic classics over and over again, but now everyone will have a chance to listen to this fantastic series! “Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales” is an audio cd that is full of various fairy tales created by Rabbit Ears and with a vast array of famous celebrities along with engaging music for each story, this audio cd is a delightful treat for both children and adults!

Since I have reviewed half of these stories already, I am just going to briefly summarize each story on this audio cd:

The Fisherman and his Wife 
Told by: Jodie Foster
Music by: Van Dyke Parks

In this Brothers Grimm tale, a meek fisherman stumbles upon a magical flounder who promises the poor fisherman that he will grant him several wishes if he frees him. When the Fisherman told his wife about this, his wife suddenly gets greedy and she starts wishing like crazy.

The Talking Eggs
Told by: Sissy Spacek
Music by: Micheal Doucet dit Beausoleil

A kind girl named Blanchett learns about the importance of being kind towards other and how it brings its own rewards.

Thumbelina
Told by: Kelly McGillis
Music by: Mark Isham

A tiny little girl named Thumbelina, who is no bigger than a thumb goes on a wild adventure in the outside world that changes her life forever.

The Emperor and the Nightingale
Told by: Glenn Close
Music by: Mark Isham

An Emperor learns about the importance of the real thing when the real nightingale has to save the Emperor from a horrible fate.


Emperor

Oh my goodness!! Never would I have thought that I would enjoy this series now as much as I did as a child! Every narrator on this audio CD has greatly contributed enough excitement and tenderness to each of these stories that will have any child and adult listening to this series over and over again! Out of all four of these stories presented in this audio cd, my favorites were “The Talking Eggs” and “The Emperor and the Nightingale.” In “The Talking Eggs” Sissy Spacek has indeed done an excellent job at narrating this story as she provides a Southern flair to the story and actually puts so much emotion in her narration whenever she is enacting a character yelling or being soft-hearted. Micheal Doucet dit Beausoleil’s music is clearly catchy and inspiring as it has a slight country theme that will have many children toe-tapping to the music until the very end of the story! In “The Emperor and the Nightingale,” Glenn Close does a splendid job at narrating this story as she sounds extremely tender and soothing and Mark Isham’s music provides a magnificent presentation of Chinese inspired music that will have everyone be mesmerized by the music.

The only problem I had with this audio CD was that it did not come with a book or in this case, books, to accompany each story. For anyone who has grown up with the Rabbit Ears series since they were children might possibly be disappointed in not receiving a book to go with each story. However, because the celebrities’ narrations are so effective and creative, this audio cd is still a treat to listen to. 

Overall “Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales” is a fantastic audio cd for both children and adults who love reading old classics and fairytales and will be an instant treat for many years!

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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review 2018-02-16 16:31
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Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters - Shannon Hale

Another excellent entry taking things in an entirely new direction. I praised book 2 for taking (necessary and deserved) revolution and pushing back at all that anger, putting the emphasis on finding connection points and persuading enemies, instead of trying to destroy them. But The Forgotten Sisters pivots to show that sometimes standing up to wrong does mean getting a little savage.

 

Miri comes full circle as the new royal tutor when she's sent to the swamplands days before her pending betrothal to run the next princess academy for three sisters who are too busy hunting caimans and frogs to learn to read. War is on the horizon, and a political marriage is needed. If Miri succeeds, she can buy back her village and the mine from the king before he sells it to finance the war. If she fails, all the gains her family and friends have made disappear and the country may be overrun. But the secrets on all sides have the potential to change the game entirely.

 

Entertaining and with surprising heart, as always. Good for middle-grade readers and up.

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review 2018-02-16 00:46
Smart fantasy knows revolution is the easy answer, not the right one
Palace of Stone - Shannon Hale

Another wonderful YA fantasy suitable for younger readers.

 

Miri and company leave the mountain to attend their friend's wedding in the capital and discover the country has some serious trouble brewing. The king is out of touch and careless, his nobles are abusing the commoners, and a bloody revolution is brewing in the background. But Miri's there to learn, and at the royal academy, she struggles with the study and true practice of how to determine, and how to act on, right and wrong.

 

The answer is complicated, and that's part of what makes this writing stand out. In 2018, we're all about fierce, take charge girls being savage and taking down the patriarchy and Nazis and whatever else is doing damage. And we need to call out the abuse of power and the suffering of the powerless and other evils. But, as the head scholar points out to Miri, history shows that revolutions generally involve a lot of murder, a lot of purposeless blood spilt, and much less progress toward their glorious ideals than they were meant to. Understanding, finding a connecting point, and persuading others to reassess their positions is much more effective in taking steps towards a more just outcome.

 

This story explores the emotions and thoughts of the characters as they confront difficult realities in a believable, relatable way. It's somewhat utopian - the crafted plot of a story allows for neat turns and unlikely defusing of volatile situations - but it reminds us to value people and choose the hardest path, the one where we don't just get to tear down what we hate, but rather have to find a way forward and build a better future for everyone. It's smart, considered, enjoyable, and inspiring writing.

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