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Mediterranean Spring Salad—Serves 6-8


  • 1/2 pound new potatoes, cooked, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small purple onion, sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 1 medium English cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Cover potatoes with water and boil for about 25 minutes or until tender.  Drain and cool slightly. 
  2. Peel potatoes and slice thin; place in a shallow bowl.
  3. Combine oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and garlic.  Whisk until combined.
  4. Pour oil mixture over potatoes; marinate for one hour.
  5. Place salad greens in a large bowl.
  6. Arrange potatoes, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, cucumber, and feta cheese over salad greens.
  7. Toss lightly and serve.


Springtime in the Zones

Four of the countries in the list below are located in the North Temperate Zone. They would typically experience spring during the months of March, April, and May.  The other four countries are in the South Temperate Zone, which means they are likely to enjoy spring in September, October, and November.  

Which four countries are in the South Temperate Zone, and would expect tulips to bloom in September, October, and November?

New Zealand
Great Britain
South Africa

Answers:  New Zealand, South Africa, Uruguay, Australia 


World Division with the Most Countries

The world division in the Seventh-day Adventist Church with the most countries is the Trans-European Division.  The 41 countries are:  

  • Albania
  • Bahrain
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Channel Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Yemen


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