I’m in a hurry for an event but I just have to share this first before I walk out the door. For days now Hubby and I are talking about visiting Yosemite National Park come spring break. In fact, over the live entertainment at Rock Bottom cafe, it was all we could talk of. Sometimes we even have to shout to each other so we can hear what we have to say for the drummer at last night’s gig was furiously beating his percussion in pipe clamps perhaps to get our attention hehe. But vacation is getting nearer and we have not finalized a thing in our itinerary hence the rush.we need to iron out things. Now.
Anyway, what is holding us back is the budget and if Little C will enjoy it. If it follows our plan, Yosemite trip will be our last stop after visiting two states. But seeing this video below, the grandeur, the thrill, the excitement of once in a lifetime experience, we must experience the crown jewel of California.
Did you know the there are several different grass types that you can plant? Depending on the area in which you live in, and the environment, certain grass types thrive better than others. It is important to know and understand what plants work best with the area you live so you can have the best looking yard there is. Grass types such as Celebration Bermuda not only improve the appearance of your yard, but can also have many other benefits. Learn about the facts of sod, turf, and different grasses so you know what they can do for you.
The first benefit you may begin to notice with sod is that it can help with groundwater replacement. Particular sods cannot retain water so you have to irrigate your property more often. This can cost you a lot of money in your water bill and is a pain to do so frequently. But you if purchase the right type of sod for your area, you will notice that it will retain the water it receives from rainfall and you will have to water it less and less. This provides replenishment and can save you a lot of money and effort.
Did you know if your lawn is too green it can be a bad thing? Turf grass is a great type of grass that does well in most areas around the world, but if it is receiving too much Nitrogen on a frequent basis, it can take a toll on the health of your grass. Not only will it damage your grass, but it will also add to the costs of fertilizers to maintain the life of your lawn.
Lastly, you need to have a bit of knowledge on what fertilizers are best for your particular grass type. Nitrogen levels can cause a negative effect on your lawn and you do not want to risk damaging your sod. Consult with a professional about the amount you should apply to your lawn and how frequent you should do so. This will give you a better perspective of what you need to purchase and how much time you will need to spend on taking care of your grass. Grass types such as Celebration Bermuda can give you the beautiful results you are looking for; you just need the facts down and you are well on your way.
The culinary battle is back for the 9th consecutive year between the 6 Michelin Chefs from Europe vs. the 6 best Constance Hotels & Resorts “Island Chefs” from Seychelles, Maldives and Mauritius at the famous Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau to be held at Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort.
Each of the European Michelin star chefs will be paired up with an ‘island team’ member in an attempt to create the most tantalizing and award winning dish that will impress the festival judges and the hotel guests. They are given fresh, organic pre-determined products and produce from the Port-Louis Market with which they must create their dishes. Their challenge comes from the fact that they must incorporate a Mauritian spice to their dish and it must be prepared with the traditional “roche-cari”- a stone used for crushing spice ingredients.
Every cook of the Constance Hotels Group, from commis to Chef de partie, can participate in the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival as an “Island Chef”. All entrée’s must go through the three stages of the rigorous selection process, made up of first a theoretical questionnaire; then design of two traditional recipes; and finally, the actual creation of the dishes within the confines of specified local products. The participants are therefore selected purely on their skill, knowledge and innate talent. These dishes prepared by the finalists are tasted by a panel of judges presided by Mrs. Dominique Loiseau, CEO of the Relais Bernard Loiseau.
The festival surely cultivates one of Constance Hotels and Resorts core values, which is gastronomy, and this festival surely put Constance on top of the gourmet map as a temple of fine dining and gastronomy. It doesn’t stop at the cook-off but guests staying at both Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Le Prince Maurice are offered special menus and cooking demonstrations from award winning chefs throughout the week. This is truly a rare treat for foodies from around the world to sample some of the most tantalizing original food creations in one of the world’s most beautiful locations and idyllic setting of the of the Mauritius coast.
Participating Michelin starred chefs in the ‘9th Constance Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau’ are Mirto Marchesi ( Switzerland), Tim Allen (England), Jens Rittmeyer (Germany), Jacob Holmstrom (Sweden), Nicolas Masse (France), Masashi Ijichi (Japanese chef in France).
For more information or to book your stay for this culinary experience, please visit Constance Hotels and Resorts: www.constancehotels.com