Zucchini Soup and the Splendor of Xanadu

I am grateful to dear Renard of https://renardsworld.wordpress.com, a great source of support and motivation for bloggers old and new, for being a gracious host once again. Happy, healthy, and safe holidays, Beautiful People – enjoy!

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What is in common between zucchini and Xanadu? Both start with a Z, even though the latter is written with an X. This is not Marco Polo’s fault; he had spelled it Ciandu anyway. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of what used to be a summer capital of Kublai Khan, the first Yuan Emperor, are called Shangdu. Everybody knows that Marco Polo visited China at the end or 13th century and was warmly welcomed by the Chinese Emperor. Just as other things known to everybody, this is not exactly true.


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    1. Thank you so much, dear Roberta. Happy holidays!

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  1. Happy holidays and all the best to you for the new year

    ❄⛄🎄🎅🎄⛄❄

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! Happy holidays and best wishes to you as well!

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  2. Ren says:

    And here is what I was waiting for….thanx!

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    1. Ah, you got it – and I just sent you a link, silly me!

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      1. Ren says:

        Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Dolly.

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      2. My pleasure, dear Ren.

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  3. A recipe worthy of a Khan.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi! I hope you are enjoying your holidays.

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  4. Lulu: “Our Dada says this post makes him think of Olivia Newton-John.”
    Charlee: “We have no idea who that is.”

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    1. Barmalei: “We hope he had good thoughts about her.”
      Pyshka: “I have no idea who that is. I think it was before my time and she is now an old lady.”

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  5. CarolCooks2 says:

    I love a nice soup…not tried zucchini though it looks delicious dear Dolly..x

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    1. I was surprised myself at how well it came out, but it exceeded all my expectations. Thank you so much, darling!

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging, dear friend!

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  6. Just the looks only will make us feel how great it is….😋😋😋😋😛

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment, dear friend! Happy, healthy, and safe 2021 to you!

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