I volunteer at the Ozark Literacy council on Fridays as an English tutor. Sometimes I feel guilty–I mean, volunteering isn’t supposed to be this much fun right?!?! And I think that I am learning just as much from my student as she is learning from me. Anyways, this week we decided to swap favorite Christmas recipes both to share a bit of our cultures, and to practice reading/writing in English and some cooking vocabulary. I made her an apple pie, because nothing says America like my Grandma’s apple pie (I even gave her Grandma’s “secret recipe!”) She brought me a beautiful loaf of pan de jamon (ham bread with raisins and olives), which is a traditional Venezuelan Christmas dish. Of course, I had to try it immediately after I got home, and it is DELICIOUS! Who knew olives and raisins would go so well together?!? Thank you Celia!
And what goes better with delicious food than fun dishes! I had a request to share some pics of my pottery, although I will warn you that none of it is very recent (as in, the last YEAR!) because I haven’t had access to a kiln to fire my work. These are just some of my everyday dishes that I pulled from the dishwasher;)
My FAVORITE hot chocolate mug!
blue serving bowl
Thanks to my friend Laura, I will hopefully be whipping up some new stuff soon–she’s swapping me small old electric kiln for a pair of hand knit socks! Not a bad deal, if I must say so! Now, If only I can find my wheel under all Stephen’s junk in the garage…….
And to all the fun times we are having here in Arkansas, add 4-6 inches of the white stuff!! Yay! Tomorrow brings our first chance for snow of the season, and just in time for the holidays! I’ll try to get some pictures of crazy Toby in the yard after it snows–he LOVES snow.
Now surely that is enough posting for one day! Have a great afternoon everyone!!!