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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

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  • madhugmadhug Posts: 829 Inactive
    @bubbli The tradition of Haleem made firstly soaking wheat, barely and gram lentil overnight. A spicy meat gravy called Kroma is prepared until the meat become tender. The wheat barely and gram are boiled in salt water until they are tender.

    The cooked wheat, barely and lentils are then mixed with meat. (Mutton and Chicken) gravy and blended heavy hand mixer to obtain a paste like consistency. The cooking processes takes about 6 hours to complete.

    Haleem preparation various in different regions.

    How do you prepare? :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    I have tracked down a good Indian restaurant that I remember going to ten years ago. It's still here, though there are now a few more Indian restaurants in Nice. The only problem is that French people tend not to like spicy food much. Indian food invariably gets watered down and tastes very bland unless you insist that they don't be shy to use spice.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @madhug Let me take you to the recipe corner where I shared my recipe of Haleem. :)
  • FerFer Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    I am from Iran . I haven't gone overseas but I hope I go.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    > @bubbli said:
    > Ulviyya a land of fires?

    Yeap, this is kind of a slogan of our country.)) It is linked with the population (ancient azerbaijani people), which lived here for thousand of years before our era, and who were fireworshippers + because of the rich national resources like oil and gas.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    In Iran I visited Yadz @Ulviyya, where the Zoacastrians had temples with flames that burnt eternally. This is an ancient religion practiced in Azerbaijan too isn't it?

    I think some of the most beautiful carpets come from your country too.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Ulviyya Quite interesting story. So, now what is the main religion of Azerbaijan?
  • ErlenthErlenth Posts: 6
    i'm from Poland too, Poznań. In middle- west of Poland.
    I like this fact, that this places is so diverse.
    @Xanthippe it's verry interesting what you are writting abot Cracow - I think understand everything, general sense is clear to me.
    It's my one of first post in english language, so please give mi advices :blush:
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Erlenth, this is carmen macaronicum by Kochanowski. It is a funny read if you understand some Latin. :)

    Yes, I can give you a piece of advice - advice is uncountable so you can't write 'advices'. :)
  • gsmithgsmith Posts: 4

    I am from Brazil. I was born in Minas Gerais and now I live in Bahia, Salvador.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the Forum @gsmith. @Helvio is also from Brazil.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    Hello my king! How are you @gsmith?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I am from Italy. I love Italian cuisine and climate but I hope that one day I'll be able to go to live in England. If my dream comes true, I'll be the happiest man in the world
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the Forum @Bilbo99. Where in Italy are you from? @filauzio is from Milano and @Igor_Lovera from near Torino.

    I'm half British but I'm very fed up at what the government has just done to the expat Brits. Grrrr.
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Properly saying I'm from Genoa not from Milan, which is I've got seaside and beaches but just one flight a day to from London; that's a bit troublesome if you're planning your travel in Britain.
    Welcome @Bilbo99, I hope you're goals will be fulfilled.
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    I had planned to visit Genoa too @filauzio, but the organiser had to cancel the trip. I believe there might be cheap flights from Nice. If so, I'll probably go some time in the autumn. I'm not sure if it's new, but there's a lot of promotional stuff flying around on the Marseille to Milan railway service that passes through Nice. I've only once been to Milan for a weekend, but I might just have to go again sometime!
  • YinYin Posts: 191 ✭✭
    I am from China Hong Kong where it is like place to visit.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Nice to meet @mheredge and @filauzio . :) I live in a small town , Lanciano, which is in Abruzzi. :) Today it's very hot here! That's what I hate about Italy: summers are too long and with 30 degrees Celsius you feel like you're exhausted and knackered....
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Bilbo99 I like Italy especially Venus and Rome. I have heard a lot about Italian cousin and hopefully we will know more about Italy.
  • sabaiasabaia Posts: 1
    i live in georgia kutaisi
    could you help me to learn english
    please help me
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @sabaia welcome to the forum. We will help each other here to learn English. So don't worry. Just participate on different sections of this forum and enjoy this ride. :)
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When in Nice, @mheredge, you could easily reach the Riviera by train. It's the coastal region which extends from Genoa both to the East and to the West. You could particularly enjoy visiting the so called Cinque Terre, which are a group of five villages ( Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore ) located in southeast of Genoa, which are built upon the steep rocky coast, in front of a clear sea.
    It's absolutely a place where a swim is worthwhile, even in Autumn !!
    However I'm afraid it couldn't be the cheapest one, so as to be preferable for you to spend there just your one-day journey.
    It's also likely to be windy, so as to welcome @Bilbo99 too.
    I think you maybe meant Venice @bubbli ;) ?
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    This sounds perfect @filauzio. In the autumn I'll definitely be there.

    I think Italy is maybe very slightly cheaper than France. But I doubt that there's much difference. Nice is supposed to be the most expensive along with Paris. But I guess I'll be getting a bit of a shock in ten days when I return to London.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2015
    @filauzio yes. But Venus is not a bad word for Venice......especially if someone is in love with that place. ;)
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think @mheredge, that when you travel either in France or in Italy or, even more, in Britain, you'd better go easy on expenditure. Wherever they catch you with allurement, you could hardly get off easy.
    Sometimes it seems like we all look like a millionaire who just works for love.

    I agree @bubbli, whatever is that we are in love with, let's call it Venus, we couldn't call it Venice after all. It's done :)
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • souhaibsouhaib Posts: 54 ✭✭✭
    I come from M'sila
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,810 ✭✭✭✭
    You're so right @filauzio, though the UK is the worst of the lot.
  • lilifowerlilifower Posts: 20 Inactive
    i live in cairo
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @filauzio so you must have conveyed my message to city Mayer about changing the name from "Venice" to "Venus". ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @lilifower welcome to the forum.

    Cairo is a beautiful place as I have seen one documentary. It is culturally very enriched country with old Islamic heritage. How is your experience of this city? I think @aladdin is also from Cairo.
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