Dubai attracts a more rich and famous crowd than rural France.
But, unlike some countries, (which will remain nameless) Dubai expects the rich and famous to behave.
And I mean Behave!
There was an interesting interview on the telly the other day… If you choose to live in Dubai:
No living with someone that is not a family member.
No rude gestures in public. (The Fickle Finger of Fate does not Fly!)
No displays of drunk and disorderly behavior.
No drinking at all, for that matter (outside your own house or hotel room).
No drugs. None. That may include prescription drugs allowed elsewhere.
No swearing in public.
And don't stare at any woman for too long, or harass one in any way.
Penalties for the above infractions, as well as many others, is swift and certain; ranging from corporal punishment to imprisonment to execution.
Ignorance of the law doesn't count and money doesn't help.
As the Sheik said: People can read about our laws before moving here… And I have more money than any of them do.
It's his country; best behave!
Kind of redefines "Know before you go" doesn't
Not a good choice of second home for Paris Hilton.
Zucchini (Courgette), Potato and Red Pepper Cake
2 medium potatoes, (8oz, 250gr total)
1 small – medium zucchini (8oz, 250gr)
1 onion (5oz, 150gr)
1/2 red pepper
1 tbs olive oil
Chop the onion and red pepper. Wash the potatoes and zucchini, but do not peel. Shred the zucchini and the potatoes using the large whole on a box grater or use a food processor. Put all of the vegetables into a bowl and stir well to combine. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and flatten as best you can with a spatula, reduce heat to medium and let fry. After 10 minutes lift up an edge to see how it looks. Keep checking until it's a nice, golden brown. (Mine took about 15 minutes – increase the heat if it takes longer than that) Then you can do one of two things:
Put a plate (or tray) on top of the skillet. Grabbing the plate and skillet together (with hot pads) flip them over so that the cake is on the plate. Slide the cake back into the pan to cook the other side, another 10 – 12 minutes. When done, slide onto a plate cut into wedges and serve.
Or, carefully turn large sections with a spatula. Pat back together and fry until brown on that side, another 10 – 15 minutes. Slice onto a platter and serve.
In addition to the above, for the week of August 8 we have Salmon Salad with Spanish Rice, Grilled Cornish Hens with Molasses Glaze, Chicken Satay, Vitello Tonnato, Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Green Olive Sauce and more…
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