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7 Things you Should Know about Majorca Food

7 Things you Should Know about Majorca Food

Mallorca – or Majorca as it is normally called – is an exotic destination in Spain. It’s one of the most visited places in the region.

Though the island is part of Spain, it is most visited by tourists from Germany and United Kingdom. Natural beauty and exotic beaches are not the only popular attractions of Majorca. The local food is also quite popular.

Here is a list of seven things you should know about Majorca food if you are planning a vacation on the island next summer:

1. Majorcan food is not only Spanish

Majorca has a rich history and its food and cuisines have also adapted the same too. The traditional food is heavily influenced by the Romans as well as African traditions mixed with now Spanish style of cuisines and food.So when you are having Majorcan food, you are basically enjoying a great mixture of three cultures.

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2. Local supplies are abundant in winter 

Contrary to popular belief, the best local supplies are only available from October onward, as during the peak season of summer, demand normally outstrips the local supplies. If you want to enjoy local food, plan your vacation accordingly.

3. Be prepared to eat lot of nuts and vegetables

Almost every Majorcan food dish contains almonds, nuts, olives, walnuts and vegetables. Traditional Majorcan food recipes make extensive use of these nuts and vegetables so if you are a meat eater, you may be disappointed not to have plenty of it.

Instead, your will be dishes topped up with almonds and all other nuts, giving your food a unique and new taste and flavor. Be ready to develop new taste buds.

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4. Majorcan pizza is different

If you are fond of eating pizza and want to try one in Majorca, be assured that you will have entirely different experience of eating a pizza in Majorca.

Coca, as it is called locally, is a type of pizza topped with almost everything from red pepper to onions, nuts, raisins and meat. Coca is almost always served without cheese. Pizza is normally smaller in size but are served with delicious toppings, giving you a unique pizza-eating experience.

5. Be ready to have some sweets too

Almost every meal in Majorca is considered incomplete until a sweet dish is served. There are traditional sweet dishes such as locally made ice cream, which is served routinely and is found in almost all restaurants.

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Majorcan food almost always contains sweets and some varieties are truly local in nature. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy Majorcan food.

6. Restaurants serve all types of food

It’s not that you will only find local food outside as almost every restaurant or hotel serves Italian food and other types of food. Since Germans and Brits are frequent visitors to this place, there is a lot of variety in terms of food that is available at restaurants. Even if you are not fond of typical local Majorcan food, you will find enough opportunities to eat your favorite dish in Majorca.

7. Never forget to taste wine

Like everything else, Majorcan wine is also unique and it is advised to bring Majorcan wine home as a souvenir.

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Traditional beliefs indicate that a glass of Majorcan wine a day increases longevity. So if you are fond of drinking quality wine, this may be a right place for you to have a glass at dinner before you retire into long night’s sleep.

Above are some simple facts about Majorcan food. This simple guide may be of great help to you if you are planning your next trip to Majorca and want to cherish your memories there.

 

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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