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Happy Halloween! Halloween around the world muhahahhahahah

Happy Halloween! Halloween around the world muhahahhahahah

This picture is of Dia le Los Muertos or the “Day of the Dead” in Mexico.

Also, check out these other pictures of Halloween around the world!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/halloween-photos-world_n_4181497.html

Happy Halloween from Homestay in LA 😀

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My Favorite Roasted Whole Chicken

Happy Monday everyone,

Usually, U would be the one providing the recipes but since she’s in Switzerland, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes to make. This recipe doesn’t have exact measurements so you can add more or less of the ingredient.

Ingredients:

Whole chicken (cleaned and gutted)

Course salt and pepper

Two whole lemons

Extra virgin olive

Step one: Clean the bird and gut out the insides (i.e heart, liver,and any other bits you do not want)

Step two: slather the olive oil onto the chicken and rub the course salt and pepper

Step three: roll the lemons (i like to microwave them too for extra juiciness). Then poke holes through the lemons so when you stuff them into the chicken, it’s juices go into the chicken.

Put it into a pre-heated oven of 350 degrees. I usually have it in there for 2 hours but it depends on the size of the chicken.

Then Bon Apetit!

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Eat, See, Hear…

Hi all,

I know you’re gearing up for this weekend’s Halloween’s festivities! But if you want to stay away from the excessive drinking and high cover charges, I would recommend going to the last Eat, See, Hear of the year.

These events happen all over LA starting in the summer and end on Halloween. It includes food, music, and a movie outdoors. This weekend is featuring the Shining with Jack Nickelson. Check out the website: Eat, See, Hear

Happy Thursday!

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Do you really know where Halloween comes from?

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween-around-the-world/videos#bet-you-didnt-know-halloween

Here in LA, Halloween usually means going out to the Halloween Parade in West Hollywood or attend a costume party with friends. But what are the roots of this Holiday? Did you know that Halloween has Celtic origins and was brought by the Irish to the States? Or that Americans spent 6 billion on Halloween each year?

This video goes over it’s beginnings and what Halloween is to American’s today. Check it out 😀

Picking the best US school for you

Hi All,

I found an article on “5 Reasons to Rethink Your Dream US School”, which is something every international student should give some serious thought so before embarking on their journey to the United States. Many of the international students I’ve encountered have said that “they want to be close to the beach”, “they’re an aspiring actress”, “the weather is perfect all year round”, when they answer the question to why they picked Los Angeles as their city for higher learning. 

Although these characteristics of Los Angeles are valid, it shouldn’t be the primary reasons why this city is where someone should spend four years of their lives. So, I urge you, all of you bound-for-America adventurers/students to read this article and articles like it before choosing your academic institution. 

Check out the article here.

Fried potatoes with onions and kielbasa sausage for 4 people

Hi all, This is U last recipe until she comes back from Switzerland. ENJOY!  8 medium sized potatoes, peeled 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced ½ or more loop of kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced Some oil, maybe 2 Tbl. Spoons vegetable oil Salt & pepper to taste  This will take about 1 hour for the potatoes to be done! ( or you can par-boil the potatoes, which will cut down on frying time by at least half)  Peel the potatoes and cut them into ¼ inch rounds.  Put oil into the frying pan and heat it, medium heat, add the cut potatoes and cover them with a lid.  Cook over rather low heat, but keep covered.  Ever so often take the spatula and stir a bit.  After 30 minutes or so, when the potatoes are ¾ done, (  take a fork and poke the potato to see its doneness) add the sliced onions and cover the pan again.  Turn up the heat a bit and after like 5 minutes mix the onion slices with the potatoes and add the sliced kielbasa sausage and cover.   By now the potatoes should be cooked through and they can brown in the pan, add more oil if needed.  Do not burn the onions or the potatoes.  Add salt and pepper to your taste.  They should be done, somewhat fried and tasty from the onions and kielbasa.  Serve with a side vegetable (  ours was carrots) and a salad.  Our family and students love this dish. Image

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Events to look out for: BAM Fest at the 18th Street Art Center

Hi all,

If you are a fan of beer, art, and music, this Saturday’s event has all three in one place. This weekend is the 4th annual BAM Fest at 18th Street Art Center. There will be 40 breweries, music, a raffle, food trucks, and art exhibitions from 1-5pm on October 5th, 2013. Just $50 online or at the door. The money will benefit the 18th Street Art Center. So, if you enjoy craft beer and would like to support the arts, here is your chance 🙂

Check the website out for BAM

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