Salmon and asparagus

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A quick and easy dinner. You need only a few ingredients for this healthy meal.

Ingredients:

  • salmon filet
  • green asparagus
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Coat the salmon and asparagus with olive oil, add a few drops of lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Then, place the salmon and asparagus on  parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

Dinner is ready!

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7 attractions in Catania (Sicily)

 

 Visit the city of Catania

Sicily’s second largest city after Palermo, Catania is known for its Baroque buildings. Founded by Ionian Greeks in 729 BC, Catania prospered as an agricultural center and remained so after it became a Roman colony. Eclipsed by Syracuse and Palermo in the Byzantine and Arab periods, it regained its importance as a trading and seafaring power under Norman rule. Spanish rulers fostered the town’s prosperity, founding a university there in 1434, but natural catastrophes befell the town: the plague in 1576, lava flows in 1669 that destroyed the western part of the town, and the great earthquake of 1693, which left the rest in ruin. The 18th-century reconstruction, much of it designed by Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, left Catania its rich legacy of Baroque buildings, which are its major attractions for tourists.

1.Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo

2.Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata

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3.Fontana dell Elephante

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4.Fontana dell Amenano

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5.Giardini Bellini (Villa Bellini)

6.Monastero dei Benedictini

10 minutes walk from the Cathedral square you find the Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena, a late baroque monument and one of the biggest Benedictine monastery in Europe. The construction of the building started in 1500 and has continued until today. It is an example of architectonical integration of different styles through different epochs:  you can find a roman house, the cloisters and a roof garden. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It hosts the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania.

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7.Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943.

The “Allied Landings in Sicily Museum” (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming the “Ciminiere” cultural centre. The museum narrates the events that took place in Sicily from 10 July to 8 September 1943. This period is still recent history, only seventy years have passed and many senior citizens can still recount the experience. Everything that we have forgotten is now conserved in this museum which aims to protect our most precious asset: peace.

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6 Essential Oils for Mind, Body and Soul

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Essential oils have therapeutic properties that can be incorporated into your daily routine. You can add drops of these oils to your morning cup of tea, or de-stress after a crazy workday in your bath. You can also use them as incense, for massages or for direct application on cuts and bruises.

 

1-Rose Essential Oil

This essential oil is known to open the heart chakra, Rose promotes love, compassion, and an ability to experience deeper and meaningful relationships. Suffering from menstrual cramps? Mix it with almond oil.

2-Lavender Essential Oil

The spiritual nature of this essential oil is all about restoration, purification, happiness and peace. It helps alleviate depression, feelings of isolation and loneliness and brings balance to the emotional body. It works as well as a moisturizer for lips and skin.

3-Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is an effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles. This oil is great for sleep. It increases awareness and perceptive abilities

4-Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a strengthening and medicinal one relating to the root and sacral chakra. It has been used for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines; they inhaled it from crushed leaves to cure coughs and colds and applied it to fungal and bacterial infections, cuts and burns. Spiritually it is used to bring courage and faith in hard times.

5-Pine Essential Oil

Pine essential oil has strong healing effects on the respiratory system. It relieves respiratory and bronchial ailments such as coughs, colds, bronchitis and even sore throat. Pine is also a great antioxidant and improves eye sight and protects it from age-related ailments. It can also be used as an insect repellent by pouring about 10 drops to small pieces of raw wood and placing it around drawers and closets.

6-Frankincense Essential Oil

It reduce acne when topically applied.This oil helps in re-aligning all the chakras. Frankincense oil can be used to induce feelings of inspiration, introspection, and emotional stability. This oil is useful in alleviating chronic stress and fighting anxiety. It also eases pain, inflammation, boosts immunity and frankincense may be a safe and effective remedy for treating different types of cancer.

 

Source: http://www.curejoy.com