Francesc Miralles Blog

Francesc Miralles Blog

The Zhou Jing or Classic of Changes by Zhou. Part one.

The Zhou Jing or Classic of Changes by Zhou. Part one.

The old oracle of Zhou (周). More than 25 years ago I remember seeing the "I Ching" for the first time through the bookshop window. I thought "mmm, the first chaeng” weird name for a book; I couldn't imagine at all that this old Chinese book would be one of my life’s...

Bali: Villa Flow

Bali: Villa Flow

Great boutique hotel and ready for taking care of the stressed travelers (I was when I visited this property). Kristin, the hotel manager is always available to help her customers and making all the activities (excursions, treatments, special requirements...) easy....

Apinia purpurata (Red Ginger)

Apinia purpurata (Red Ginger)

Beautiful plant original from Malaysia but widespread in tropical countries. A close relative of ginger but, in terms of wellbeing, interesting because its vasodilator and anti-inflammatory effects. In Harmonia, we use red ginger in the kitchen as well at the Spa, as...

Chinese herbal tea for summer

Chinese herbal tea for summer

If the weather is very hot and you perspire a lot, feeling constantly thirsty this is definitively your herbal tea. This herbal blend is quite famous thanks to its ability of calming the thirst, replenishing the fluids and ions lost because the perspiration. In other...

Food: escalivada

Food: escalivada

In my language - Catalan - the verb 'escalivar' means 'roasting (vegetables) in the embers' and we usually make 'escalivada' with tomatoes, onions, asparagus, aubergines and red peppers. Once roasted and peeled, we serve the escalivada with preserved anchovies and...

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