Eat for less: make beignets so delicious, you could open shop in New Orleans

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This picture was taken in New Orleans last September when my buddies took me to try the local specialty: beignet.

Yes, we have had rather a lot to drink when I tried them; you see, I had already discovered that New Orleans is a city where it is very difficult to stay sober.

Still, the first bite tasted vaguely familiar.

I took another bite: it did taste of my childhood.

Is it possible?

Yes it is. We make this pastry in Bulgaria (and I’ve asked: Greeks, Turkish people and Albanians know it as well) and call it ‘mekitzi’.

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Lending Money to Friends May Cost you Your Friendship


Lending money to family and friends is always a touchy subject, as you are mixing strong emotions with something that should be rational: spending money.

You are full of good intentions, and want to help a friend in need, but if the person you lend money too is unable to repay you, it may lead to disputes, and even breaking ties with them. A recent research from Scottish Friendly actually shows that 7 million people have lost contact with a friend over a financial dispute.

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