Under the Shade of Olive Trees

Recipes from Jerusalem to Marrakech and Beyond
Author: Merijn Tol,Nadia Zerouali
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126689
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Dutch writers and cooks Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol are in love with the culture and foods of the Mediterranean-Arabian world. They set out on a journey that took them across Morocco and Tunisia, Syria and Lebanon, Sicily and Spain, to experience the rich, exotic flavors of the Middle East. Here, they unpack the secrets to the region’s healthful and intensely flavorful food. They teach the reader about the ingredients—from orange blossom and honey to coriander and argan oil—and how to use them to maximize taste. The region’s food is alive with color, as illustrated by the luscious photographs that accompany the more than 100 recipes. But it is the taste and texture of the foods that will win readers’ hearts: creamy labne, sweet pomegranate, flaky filo pastry, silky hummus. There are whole grains, such as simple summer bulgur salads and vegetable couscous, and tricks for preparing meat to be as flavorful as possible. Easy enough for cooking novices, Under the Shade of Olive Trees will transport readers to a magical, delicious region of the world.

Olive Odyssey

Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World
Author: Julie Angus
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771000066
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
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When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.

The Book Of Jeremiah (Children's Great Bible Texts)

Author: James Hastings
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849622177
Category: Bible
Page: 31
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Here is a gold mine for the preacher, the teacher and the father and mother in the home who have it in mind to inculcate sound teaching, based upon the Word of God, so that the boys and girls of the congregations, Sunday-Schools and households may be thoroughly rooted and grounded in the essentials of the Christian faith. There are many volumes in this series of short addresses and they cover the entire range of the Holy Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation. The material gathered here is fresh and varied and there is just enough of it to furnish the groundwork of the preacher's sermon, the Sunday school teacher's talk and the parent's reading and comment. Contents: The Speech Of A Child. The Almond Tree. A Pair Of Bellows. Refuse Silver. Why Sit Still? An Olive Tree. The Diamond. The Marred Vessel. A Magic Hammer. Copybooks. A Bundle Of Rags.


Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414322728
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Her name meant "date palm," and like her namesake, Tamar hoped to survive the harsh environment she was placed in: to bend but not to break. Rubbed with scented oil and arrayed in wedding finery, 14-year-old Tamar is thrust into a world of abuse, betrayal, and disillusionment when she is given in marriage to an evil, idol-worshiping man. In the face of her suffering, she must make choices: Will she let her new husband, Er, destroy her innocence and corrupt her? Will she leave the religion of the Canaanites and embrace the God of the Hebrews despite the life of misery she is cast into? Or will she fall into despair and become as wicked as her husband and his brothers?


1572 - 1588
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481799851
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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A story of love and adventure set in the turbulent reign of Elizabeth the First. The Comte Gerrard de Gault, a Huguenot, is sent to warn his fellow Protestants to leave France, before the Catholics burn them at the stake. The Spanish Inquisition imprisons him; where he swears an oath to avenge all those deaths before escaping to become the Secretary of the Commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armada; helps Sir Francis Drake capture the Treasure Ship at the sack of Cadiz; assist in the execution of Mary Queen of Scots; is responsible for the defeat of the Armada.

Families at War

Author: Ken Scott,Dave Rowland
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783332662
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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This is the true story of Juan Francisco Cortes from his birth in 1904 to his death in 1938 towards the end of the Spanish Civil War. In a village called Abdet about 25 km from Benidorm in southern Spain, a young couple, Felipe and Maria fall in love and as a result of their passions Maria becomes pregnant. Their parents and immediate family are horrified, as the young couple are not married. They turn to the church for advice, and Maria is sent to live with an aunt far from her home while Felipe is banished to the city of Valencia and set to work for a gang master. Maria’s child is born, a young boy, but before Maria has a chance to name him he is stolen in the middle of the night. A paid employee of the Catholic Church takes the boy to the outskirts of a village some distance from Abdet and abandons the child where he knows he is likely to be found. The church has convinced Maria and Emilio’s parents that it is the only way to preserve the family’s honour. The boy is found suspended from an olive tree tucked up in a wicker basket. He is found by Vicente Cortes Ortuño who takes him back to the village and to his wife Fatima. In time Vincent and Fatima formally adopt the boy and name him Juan Francisco Cortes. In Valencia, after a couple of years Felipe escapes from his life of slavery and returns to Abdet to be with Maria. They spend the next twelve years searching for their lost son. Juan Francisco Cortes is now a young man and ironically a priest with the Church as Civil War looms and he is posted to Seville to become one of Franco’s mobile blessing squad giving the last rights to those about to be executed by firing squad. Towards the end of the Spanish Civil War Juan Francisco Cortes loses faith in the organisation he has dedicated his life to. Juan Francisco Cortes has been controlled for too long. He speaks out against the corruption and the way the church control the people from the cradle to grave. He tells of his disgust at the way they remove every last peseta from the pocket of the poor peasant. He questions the very existence of God and regrets his vow of chastity as he meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman. Juan Francisco’s enemies are building by the day and local tongues are wagging and there are several men who believe the priest has stepped out of line once too often.

The Hope Vendetta

A Novel
Author: Scott Mariani
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439193509
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Guardian

Author: Angus Wells
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0307574695
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Angus Wells has imagined a magnificent new novel of vengeance, courage, and adventure--an electrifying tale of a noble warrior willing to lay down his life in the name of honor.... Aided by the dark magic of an evil sorcerer, a merciless army seeks to conquer the peaceful province of Chaldor. After Chaldor's king meets his death in battle, his queen urges the region's fiercest warrior, Gailard the Highlander, to carry out one final mission. She asks--and Gailard consents--to protect the royal daughter, Princess Ellyn, until she is old enough to gain her hereditary powers and win back her father's kingdom. But Gailard knows the enemy is closing in. In desperation, he turns to Shara, an enigmatic sorceress--and the only one with the power to help the pair survive. Shara vows to lead Gailard and Ellyn to their destiny. But will it be one of triumph...or destruction? From the Paperback edition.

Sunshine and Storm in the East

Or, Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople
Author: Annie Brassey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108024629
Category: History
Page: 498
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A popular account of two voyages to Constantinople in a steam yacht, describing exotic locations and domestic life.


Author: Frederic Adolphus Krummacher
Publisher: N.A
Category: Parables
Page: 318
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The Album

Author: Francis Barry Boyle St. Leger
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 449

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Cacarinette in Provence

Author: Régine Franceschi
Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 2322038997
Category: Social Science
Page: 60
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Hi, I’m Cacarinette! I’m twelve and half years old and I live in Provence. I’m a little bit mischievous, sometimes a bit wild, often rebellious and always ditsy! My parents are in despair, but my friends love it, especially Damien, my Parisian friend, who has a bit of a vicious tongue and makes fun of me constantly... So, if you want to laugh at my silliness, meet Espigaou and follow me in my craziness, then make your way quickly into my universe... I’m waiting for you.