1: The average annual temperature is about 77 degrees Celsius. Soils were severely affected by erosion, salinity and other difficulties. Cuba is the largest, most diverse, and most beautiful of the Antilles island. The island has a subtropical trade-climate, ample rainfall, momentous mineral resources, and immense areas of level fertile land fitting for farming.
2: The Main agricultural products of Cuba are Citrus, Tobacco, Livestock, and Coffee.
4: The total area of Cuba is 44,164 square miles; Cuba's population was estimated at 11087330 in 2011. The majority of the people are of Spanish descent.
5: "The main language spoken is Spanish. | Cuba is home to a variety of synthetic religions of largely African cultural origin. "
6: "Don't count the years...count the memories."
7: A little heaven on earth... | Explored by Christopher Columbus in 1492. During this phase, Cuba was inhabited by the Tainos or the Arawak. However, the Spaniards under Diego Velásquez were successful in establishing settlements in different parts of the island. This turned Cuba into a Spanish colony. Under the Spanish rule, sugar and tobacco industries had been expanded. This industrial expansion also increased the demand for slaves. Finally, slavery was banned in Cuba in 1886. The United States intervened with the Spanish rule and finally it brought to an end in 1898. The signing of the Treaty of Paris by Spain signified the end of Spanish rule in Cuba. The treaty also declared Cuba's independence.
8: Cuban traditions are rich in part due to the racial mix which brings together religions, music, arts, cultures, foods, drinks and more from several places f the world. In this site we will guide you to explore the diversity of the Cuban Traditions. The early natives of Cuba were the taino the Arawak and the ciboney. Cuba is traditionally a Catholic country.
10: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
11: Cherish The Ones You Love | July 25-27th: These three days are public holidays in Cuba and celebrated to commemorate the national rebellion that took place in Cuba and eventually brought about the Cuban revolution. July 30th: This day is celebrated in Cuba to commemorate the martyrs of the Cuban revolution in 1959. August 12th: This is the date that the Cuban dictator Machado was overthrown in 1933.
12: Casserole Roasted Beefsteak : Pound the meat and marinate it in crushed garlic and Seville orange juice. Stir fry the marinated meat with onion and pepper until the onion is translucent. Add the marinade and the rest of the ingredients. Cover the pot and simmer until the meat is tender, for about 30 minutes. | Peccadillo : In a large skillet, brown the ground meat, onions and garlic. If meat is not too lean, pour out whatever fat you render. turn heat down to medium low. Add the tomato sauce and wine. While it simmers, chop up the pimiento stuffed olives and add to meat mixture, it is ok to add a little bit of the brine,. | Recipes !
13: Green Corn Fritters : Blend the corn with the sugar, the salt and the beaten egg; add the aniseed slightly crushed. Spoon this batter into hot oil and fry until golden brown. | Crab Stew : Scrub and wash the crabs under running water. Remove the pincers, shell the crabs and crush the pincers slightly with a pestle. Cube the crabmeat and, if the pincers are very large, you can split them in half. Stir fry the crabmeat cubes and proceed as in the shrimp stew recipe. | Rice Pudding : Line bottom of heavily buttered 9x13-inch pan with half of the bananas. Sprinkle with brown sugar and dot with butter. Sprinkle with half of the raisins and pecans. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, sprinkle with brandy and serve.
14: Unusual Or Most Common Cuban Foods : Cuban Oxtail's Plantains Chicken and Rice Rice and Black Beans
16: Onion : The colour varies from white to red to purple, the shape from spherical to almost conical, and the diameter at the largest point from 10mm (1/2in) to 8cm (3in) or 'more. Onions should be firm, though not rock hard. The papery skin should be tight over the surface of the bulb. | Garlic : The flesh of the clove is ivorycoloured, and should be hard and firm though easily cut with a finger nail. The cloves should be tightly packed - loose cloves are a sign of deteriorating or inferior garlic. | Oregano : may grow two feet tall with a rounded, sprawling spread of 18 inches. White or pinkish-purple flower spikelets appear in mid to late summer. The cultivar ‘Aureum’ has golden yellow leaves and develops into an 8–10 inch mound.
17: Bay Leaves : The bay leaf is oval, pointed and smooth, 2.5 - 8 cm (1 to 3 in) long. When fresh, the leaves are shiny and dark green on top with lighter undersides. When dried the bay leaf is a matte olive green. | Cumin Seeds : Cumin is the seed of a small umbelliferous plant. The seeds come as paired or separate carpels, and are 3-6mm (1/8-1/4 in) long. They have a striped pattern of nine ridges and oil canals, and are hairy, brownish in colour, boat-shaped, tapering at each extremity, with tiny stalks attached. | Herbs & Spices !
18: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You! | Live well, laugh often, love much
20: "He holds her hand,She holds his heart."
21: To the world you may be one person, but to me you are the world.