What's News, October 2015
Here you will find all our regular updates and stories.
Menu of the Month chosen by Lindsey is a three-course meal using seasonal ingredients, Shop Watch features the latest must-have ingredients and products recommended by Rose; Letter from Zapallal brings news from our charity in Peru, and our Cake of the Week – because everyone deserves a slice of homemade cake every now and then.
Rose's Shop Watch: Acquerello rice
Acquerello rice - the best rice for risotto.
Letter from Zapallal - October
September, the beginning of spring, is the Month of Youth here and normally we would have celebrations for the Day of Youth but this year, no. I’m not sure why but I think they want to connect it with the inauguration of inter-class sports in October. At least the weather has a feel of spring about it, though early mornings are usually damp and a bit chilly but late mornings and afternoons are sunny and warm. The mimosa has taken the hint and the school now has lots of patches of yellow. The bougainvillea is following suit. We do not have that glorious range of colour of the leaves in...
Zapallal: Sharing the Struggle
Over 25 years ago Delia, and her husband Michael, were invited by their friend Brother Paul to visit Peru.
It was certainly not a sight-seeing trip. It was to a desert community some 40 miles from Lima, where several hundred families had fled the terrorism and despair of the city and settled in mud huts and tents.
Zapallal it was called, and it may have offered relative safety but nothing else. No rain had fallen for years. There were no basic facilities of any description. No medicines, no schooling, precious little food. Oh yes – there was a football pitch crudely marked...