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Doan Mountain, The Mournes with the DJI Mavic Air

Doan Mountain sits high on my list of favourite Mourne summits. At only 593m Doan it isn’t a difficult climb but its central location offers stunning 360 degree views of the key Mourne Mountain peaks. Doan Mountain, sometimes referred to as ‘Maol Chobha’s Fort’ sits above Silent Valley and Lough Shannagh and is a relatively short work, tending to be my go-to hike when there is limited time on the hills. The weather in Northern Ireland is generally unpredictable. I’ve visited this mountain in all sorts of weather from dark winter nights to driving snow but this was my...

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Premium WordPress Plugins: What Are They?

WordPress is becoming more popular each and every year. Today, there are tons of services and companies that offer premium support and services like custom theme design and development. The built in features of WordPress is limited, however, thanks to the plugins developed by awesome developers from all across the world, WordPress has become even more useful. Plugins that are made available for free are great. The only downside to free plugins is that they are widely used and most of them do not get updated. Why do you need Premium WordPress Plugins? The answer is the same reason...

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Stuffed Idli, Masala Idli

Stuffed Idli (Masala Idli) Stuffed Idli is a delicious and healthy snack. For the filling, I used spicy chana dal stuffing which makes it unique and also flavorful. I like to serve stuffed Idli with tea or as an appetizer with a side of cilantro chutney. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying. This recipe will make about 14 Idlies. For Idli 1 cup coarse sooji (Rava, samolina) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi, curd) 3/4 cup water (as needed) 1 tsp ENO (fruit salt) Stuffing 1/2 cup chana dal (bangal gram) 1/2 cup potato (boiled and cut into small cubes) 2 Tbsp green chilies (chopped) 1 tsp ginger (shreddded) 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) 1 tsp coriander powder (dhania) 1 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor) 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 tsp asafetida (hing) 1/4 tsp garam masala Utensils for Making Idlis, Idli stand, or Alternatively, an egg poacher can work just as well, if you do not have an Idli stand. For stuffing soak dal for at least 3 hours, drain the water.  Grind all the stuffing mix except potato in a grinder to make coarse paste, do not use any water I like to use food processer. Stuffing should be moist. Add potatoes and mix it well, Set aside. Mix sooji, salt, and yogurt, add...

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What Are The Benefits Of The Same Skin Care Routine, Year In, Year Out?

That's an easy question to answer. There is one benefit: you have a skin care routine of some kind. Congratulations! Something is better than nothing but, when you are talking about your face, it is not good enough. You change your wardrobe with the seasons, do not you? Or do you plan to keep wearing your parka when the thermometer hits 80 degrees? "It is not the heat, it's the humidity." Does the weather make you sweat? That's your skin responding to your environment, trying to cool you down. A winter weight moisturizer is only going to make it...

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Short stay: Slaley Hall, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

By Paul Johnson on May 01, 2018 in Accommodation, Attractions, Family Travel, Featured, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel Slaley Hall is a large hotel set in a 1,000 acre Northumberland estate, between Consett and Hexham, and part of the QHotels chain. This elegant Edwardian mansion enjoys a winding approach that gives a feeling of grandeur before you even reach the main building. Enjoying a rural location surrounded by moorland and forest, the hotel is nevertheless easily accessible from the A1. The welcome As is often the case when we travel, we arrived quite...

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