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New Bilingual Children's Book about Baking

I’m excited to announce the publication of my second children’s book: Contar Numa Cozinha Portuguesa | Counting in a Portuguese Kitchen! Designed by the talented Justin Eslinger, this 40-page full-color book introduces readers to counting, Portuguese baking, and the flavors and food of the Azores Islands and Portugal. Soon after I became a mom, I wanted to read bilingual books with Maraine, but I struggled to find many options in the U.S. written in European Portuguese. I also wanted us to experience the joy of reading, baking, and learning the language together. When I couldn’t find a bilingual book with a baking theme, I decided to write that book for M, and Baking ABC - English Portuguese was published in 2020.  After printing Baking...

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For the Love of Almonds

Legend says that almonds made their way to Portugal because of love...The love surrounding almonds in Portugal continues, evident in recipes for tarts, cakes, tortes, and other sweet confections. Part of my preparation for my upcoming tarts class at PCC has included reading a variety of Portuguese almond tart recipes, 

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Virtual Baking Class: Sweet Rolls & Breads

Experience the spirit of the Great British Bake-Off without the pressure! We'll use challenges and recipes from the beloved television series to help spark your creativity, expand your knowledge of sweet rolls and breads, and craft your own signature recipe. Practice baking between classes. Learn more about the class and sign up here.  Two sessions of "Great British Baking Class: Sweet Rolls & Breads" will be offered through Portland Community College beginning in January. Registration opens for Winter Term at 5am on Wednesday, November 18. Sign up early because classes fill fast. Ready, set, bake!

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