Are you in search of the ultimate relaxation vacation?¬† Consider taking a trip to Luxembourg‚Äôs popular getaway, Mondorf-les-Bains, located near Remich.¬† This spa town draws thousands of visitors who want to just take it easy and enjoy the benefits that the thermal springs at the wellness center have to offer.
Natural therapies, health remedies and thermal baths are available to guests.¬† During your visit, you be pampered with mud baths, massages and various spa treatments of your choice.¬† Other facilities are available such as swimming pools, Turkish Ottoman Baths, saunas, whirlpools and Roman Baths.
And if you‚Äôre looking for a little fun while you‚Äôre in Mondorf-les Bains, it is also home to the only casino in Luxembourg.¬† Close to the principal attractions, the Casino 2000¬†offers a great variety of games to play from Jackpot Slots, to American Roulette, to Bingo and much more.¬†¬† Plus, playing the tables makes a good excuse to go back to the resort and get another massage!
Hei, travelers, mit√§ kuuluu? Are you a fan of outdoor adventures?¬† If so, why not consider taking a trip to Finland this summer? This Nordic country is comprised of a multitude of forests and thousands of lakes; it is home to 35 national parks which bring nature lovers and outdoor adventurists from all over the world. Among the most popular activities in Finland are hiking, golfing, going on lake cruises and trekking up the Lapland Mountains. ¬†(By the way, if you take a trip up these mountains in the cooler months of September and October you will be rewarded with a viewing of the Aurora Borealis a.k.a.¬† Northern Lights.)
Today the recipe comes to us all the way from Helsinki.¬† This refreshing salad is a great snack for the upcoming hot summer months, but it also is used as a side dish during holiday feasts.¬† Whatever time of year you decide to make it, I hope you enjoy it thoroughly.
Mixed Beet Salad
2 medium size cooked carrots
2 medium size peeled and cooked potatoes
1 granny smith apple
1 shallot or small onion
2 small gherkins
3 medium sized pickled beets
Cr√®me Fraiche (recipe provided below)
Make sure all ingredients are dry. Finely chop your onion or shallot, and cut the remaining ingredients into cubes.
Mix all ingredients into a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours, allowing flavors to ‚Äúmarry‚Äù.
Stir in Cr√®me Fraiche and serve.
2 c. heavy cream
3 tbsp buttermilk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp brown sugar
Dash of salt
In a medium sized mixing bowl, sprinkle salt, sugar and cinnamon into cream and buttermilk.
Whisk until blended and peaks begin to form.¬† Cover with a towel in a warm place for about 12 hours, until the mixture is thickened.
Stir and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving