N. (a teacher at the school where I was volunteering) told us that she wanted to make _________ soup (she said the name in Arabic, so I didn’t understand and promptly forgot it). I like helping with food preparation, especially when part of the prep involves grocery shopping. So some of the other volunteers and I followed N. like a gaggle of eager ducklings to the corner store. And then we (ok, mostly the rest of them) got to work: […]
AguaLinda is a non-profit foundation that provides residential and day programs for youth and adults with special needs. Read more at: http://agualinda.org/home.html. While I was volunteering at AguaLinda in early December 2013, we made strawberry and raspberry jam, which would be sold at an upcoming open house. Hadn’t made jam since I was a kid and Angela knocked out a batch in no time at all. Interested in volunteering at AguaLinda? Contact Pablo Acevedo through the AguaLinda website listed above, […]
I was scrubbing potatoes from the garden at AguaLinda — lots of potatoes. I asked Angela, who works at AguaLinda, what the heck we were going to do with all of them. She said mashed potatoes, french fries, and oooh, ajiaco. I hadn’t heard of it, but she explained that it’s a soup made with three types of potatoes: papa criolla, papa paramuna, and papa sabanera. We had plenty mashed potatoes and french fries during the rest of my time […]
Susana is from the north coast of Colombia but works in Bogota. She thought that for Christmas Eve day lunch we should have mojarra frita (fried fish), arroz con coco (coconut rice), patacones (double fried green plantains), and agua de panela (sugar cane juice). I agreed.
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