An effort to save summer, coming autumn.

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
   Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
   With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
   And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
      To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
   With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
      For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells…
~from the poem “To Autumn” by J.Keats ~

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3 Top things to do in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Düsseldorf is a great city that can be easy reachable by bus, train or plane from multiple cities in Europe, that makes it a good weekend getaway city trip.

So without further due, let’s see what’s my top 3 things to do in Düsseldorf:

Window shopping at the Königsallee, where you could gawk at luxury brand showrooms and at the same time enjoy walking along side the beautiful Düsseldorf canal.

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Rheinturm or The Rhine Tower, to get a good glimpse of the city own vibes you could go to this tower and have a “look around” Düsseldorf while drinking your favorite beverage.

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Düsseldorf‘s Rhine embankment promenade, This is the literally should be one of the highlights of your visit in Dusseldorf. River view  dining, art gazing at The Kunst im Tunnel or just take a romantic stroll and enjoy the picturesque view.

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Have a look at my video of a winter weekend in Dusseldorf.

Hearty Meals for Winter: Koshari

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Koshari is one of my favorite comfort food, specially in the winter time. It’s a perfect #meatlessmonday dish, meatless but full of flavors and textured dish.

Ingredients:

For the Rice

  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of green lentils
  • 1/4 cup of angel hair pasta / spaghettini
  • 1 cup of macaroni
  • 1/4 chopped large onion
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil

For lightly caramelized onions

  • 3/4 chopped large onion for the lightly caramelized onions
  •  High heat oil as needed

For the sauce

  • 500 gr tomato puree
  • half fresh red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of  sunflower oil
  • salt to taste

Please see how to make koshari down below.