S: Seasons of Change
FC: By: Antonio Bibiana and Jose
1: President: Raul Castro Capital: Havana Declared independent from Spain: 10/10/1868 Population: 11,204,180 -2009
2: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | Surrounded by impressive Sierra Maestra mountains. Its a vibrant cultured city, that use to be the country's capital. | THINGS TO DO: take the Santiago city tour
3: Guardalavaca, Cuba | Located on the stretch of coastline indented with horseshoe bays and glorious beaches, Guardalavaca and its surrounding area, in the east of Cuba, are popular alternatives to Varadero. | THINGS TO DO: scuba diving and snorkeling.
4: 2 Cups Cooked (leftover) Beef, cleaned and chopped 6 oz. Jack Cheese, grated 8 oz. Taco Sauce, flavor/heat to taste cup small Green Peas cup Onion, minced finely teaspoon minced Parsley teaspoon ground Black Pepper 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce 2 cloves Garlic, peeled, mashed and minced 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil Salt, to taste | CUBAN BEEF EMPANADAS - BEEF/MEAT PIES
5: GARBANZO BEAN SOUP - Cuban Style | 1 lb. dried Garbanzo Beans 3 Cups Water 2 14 oz. cans low-fat Chicken Broth lb. Chorizo Sausage, sliced " thick, casing removed cup Olive Oil medium Green Bell Pepper, both ends discarded, seeded, pith removed and finely chopped 1 Cup Onion, peeled, ends discarded, minced 2 medium Potatoes, diced in " pieces 3 cloves Garlic, peeled, mashed and finely minced 1 Cup Celery, chopped finely cup Tomato Paste teaspoon Tabasco sauce, to taste teaspoon Paprika teaspoon Ac'cent Flavor Enhancer teaspoon Dry Mustard 1 Tablespoon ground Cumin 2 Bay Leaves Ground Black Pepper, to taste *Salt, to taste
6: Havana Bay -1639
7: FACTS: | Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands | Chain of islands creative when 2 of earths tectonic plates collided | Native, American and African influences | Main musical form is called "son" (combination of lively rhythms and classic guitar) | Most popular sport, baseball. Came from the U.S. in the 1860s
9: Christina Milian Vida Guerra Andy Garcia | - Havana, Cuba | -Havana, Cuba
10: Major Exports
13: Lasting Memories...
14: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand
17: Playing in the leaves! | The more you laugh, the longer you live.
18: These Are The Moments I Live For
22: Warm & Cozy
23: wonderland | Dashing Through the Snow
25: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.