Samia Akra

135 Added | 6 Magazines | 7 Likes | 3 Followers | @samia317 | Keep up with Samia Akra on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Samia Akra”

Greece: shot on location

Greece’s ravishing coastlines, dramatic mountainscapes and classic small villages make the perfect backdrop not just for our mundane lives but also for the on-screen hijinks of many a Hollywood blockbuster. Here, we guide you through some of the top locations from famous movies shot in Greece. Pick …

Luc Besson

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Time I

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

Dubai Cryogenic

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul


El Bufadero en Invierno 3

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Pictures of the Week 1.17.14

Enhancing Reality • fr0zenmind: just wow

Tabouleh Recipe Tabouleh Salad

Bell Peppers

Cumin-Infused Vegetables and Chickpeas over Quinoa

One of my family’s stand-by meals is the Vegetable Couscous from Jeanne Lemlin’s Quick Vegetarian Pleasures. I’ve mentioned before that I have a …

Recipe: Potato salad with celery and red onion

"A well-made potato salad is one of the most delicious side dishes you can have," says Food editor Russ Parsons. And his potato salad is well made. It has just the right hit of vinaigrette — made with red wine vinegar, shallots and Dijon mustard — that serves as a bright note against the …

Recipe: Chickpea salad with chorizo (Garbanzos aliñados con chorizo)

<b>Chickpea salad with chorizo (Garbanzos aliñados con chorizo)</b><p><b>Total time:</b><p>10 minutes, plus marinating time<p><b>Servings:</b><p>6 tapas or 4 salad servings<p><b>Note:</b><p>Start this recipe a day or two before serving, as you'll need to allow time to soak the chickpeas before cooking, then to marinate them in the oil and …

Recipe: Lentil salad with tomatoes, zucchini and arugula

<i>Total time:</i><p>50 minutes<p><i>Servings:</i><p>4<p>1/4 pound zucchini, cut in 1/2 -inch dice<p>1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided, plus more to taste<p>1 cup lentils<p>3 tablespoons finely chopped chives<p>1 clove garlic, minced<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed<p>1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste<p>1/2 …

Recipe: Zucchini slaw

<i>Total time:</i><p>25 minutes<p><i>Servings:</i><p>6 to 8<p>2 pounds zucchini (about 6 small or 3 to 4 medium)<p>4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced into 1/4 -inch pieces<p>1 teaspoon minced garlic<p>1/4 cup sherry vinegar, or to taste<p>2 tablespoons best-quality olive oil, or to taste<p>1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste<p>1/4 teaspoon pepper, …

Recipe: Mediterranean barley salad

<i>Total time:</i><p>1 hour and 10 minutes plus chilling time for the salad<p><i>Servings:</i><p>6 to 8<p><i>Note:</i><p>Adapted from "The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics" by Jessica Porter.<p><i>Umeboshi</i><p>(plum) vinegar can be found at<p>Whole Foods<p>and Asian markets.<p>2 tablespoons lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>Pinch plus 1/2 teaspoon …

Recipe: Watercress and avocado salad with lemon-soy dressing

<b>Watercress and avocado salad with lemon-soy dressing</b><p><b>Total time:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Servings:</b><p>4 to 6<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>12 medium shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced<p>2 teaspoons soy sauce, divided<p>About 1-1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice<p>3 tablespoons hazelnut or walnut oil<p>Freshly ground pepper<p>2 bunches …

Recipe: Cherry and apricot fruit salad

<b>Total time:</b> 15 minutes, plus marinating time<p><b>Servings:</b> 6<p><b>Note:</b> From test kitchen director Donna Deane. You can substitute a sweet white wine such as Sauternes, Barsac, Monbazillac,Muscatde Rivesaltes or Muscat de St.-Jean-de-Minervois for the Muscat de Beaumes-de- Venise.<p>1 pound cherries, stemmed, …

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

Jiuzhaigou | China (by Allan Oman)

<b>Jiuzhaigou | China</b> (by Allan Oman)

Tusks at Dusk.


Wanna play?

BIG NEWS! A Przewalski’s horse filly was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Conservation Biology Institute on July 27. What’s remarkable about this birth is that it is the first from artificial insemination performed on the only true wild horse species. Also, the foal is remarkably adorable. Photo by Dolores Reed, Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Tate on Twitter: "#TateWeather It's looking dry and sunny, enjoy the weekend!"

Tate on Twitter: "Did you know Lowry's work was exhibited earlier in Paris than in London? #Lowry"