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Jul. 10, 2012 2:01 pm 
Updated: Jul. 16, 2012 8:04 am
Today I woke up at the ungodly hour of 7 am (I don't usually believe in thinking about waking up before 10) to go to th  for their weekly jam making session.  I didn't quite know what to expect, but ended up spending a lovely morning hanging out with some sweet ladies (I met the church's oldest member, 97 year old Mary, an Englishwoman who has been living in Rio for 74 years)...learnt what goes into the making of jam (considering how simple the ingredients are it was always a mystery to me how it turns out like that!)...even got a recipe for English style lemon curd, and a recipe for marmalade.  I picked a great day to go because they were making a special marmalade, from the Galego lemon, so I scored a nice little sample of that as well, and picked up some more for my family.  In fact, I've been planning to go to this jam business for weeks now and only finally made it - but my procrastination paid off because I got an additional treat for coming so late.  This week they started making christmas puddings which they reserve till December for the pudding to mature.  I got to see these old school English style puddings being made, and got to help with cutting decorations (rest assured I didn't meddle too much in the kitchen of the pros).
All in all, a great day - excuse me while I go make some homemade jam real quick :)
galego marmalade
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the final product
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Christmas pudding being made in july
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Me and Mary
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Comments
Jul. 10, 2012 2:48 pm
I am envious, Lord forgive me, for such a rare and trememdous gift and opportunity. I could cry to be there with you.
 
Eddie15306519 
Jul. 10, 2012 6:44 pm
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Lela 
Jul. 11, 2012 7:33 am
You really are lucky to get the recipes for the wonderful jams and pudding. I wish I would of paid attention when my Grandma made jams. Now it is too late.
 
Katharine47364280 
Jul. 11, 2012 10:39 am
what Karen implied I'm dazzled that a student can earn $5448 in four weeks on the internet. have you read this web page http://x.co/luR0
 
 
 
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About Me
I am a student of economics and sociology, and one of my favorite things to study about any culture is their food and the role that food, meals and food-related practices play in daily life.
My favorite things to cook
Anything baked - and sweet things. I am recently turning very health conscious, so I have been enjoying experimenting with power smoothies lately. An all time favorite, and very versatile food to prepare, in my opinion, is eggs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father has one specialty dish - the biryani - for which he is famous amongst family and friends. Apart from this he does not step into the kitchen. My mother, who till now refused to enter the kitchen, has found a new hobby in baking. I am said to have inherited my love for meddling in the kitchen from my grandmothers (probably both sides).
My cooking triumphs
Once stranded in a heavy thunderstorm on top of a hill (in Rio de Janeiro), with very few ingredients in the house (milk, tomatoes, onions, rice, some spices) I managed to whip up an Indian Paneer curry. People in the house were very impressed by my ability to turn milk into indian cottage cheese (as much as I would like to claim it was my talent, it really is a very simple trick).
My cooking tragedies
There have been several, many involving cakes that were burnt at the top and raw inside. Most of these occurred when I was way younger, about 10 or 11, and a lot of them can be attributed to my unwillingness to follow the temperature guidelines (or perhaps I was mistaking fahrenheit for celsius....also a possibility).
 
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