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Pancake Man for Navidad

Panqueques de NAvdad

The idea of Pancake man in our home, came from the Little house on the Prairie Cookbook.  At first, I did not think much about it, since the recipe shows a picture of men hanging around the kitchen.  I honestly thought it was Mrs. Ingalls pancake recipe for the man in the house.   Once I…
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Villancicos, music to teach my culture

Navidad en Bolivia

Villancicos are the Christmas Carols for Spanish speaking countries.  When I lived in Bolivia, they sounded to me repetitive and almost tiresome. The reason why they sounded like that is because they are meant to be played with native instruments and to the rhythm of native music.  When you hear something over and over for a month,…
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Picana Navideña

Plato tipico de navidad en Bolivia

Picana is one of the traditional Christmas dishes served on Christmas Eve in Bolivia.  This three meat stew, is shared with family after La Misa de Gallo, that is sometime after midnight.    Perhaps after placing the baby Jesus in the manger, and el Abrazo de Feliz Navidad, comes the meal, “La Picana Navideña”. And in between laughter and good…
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