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Sunday, July 26, 2009

festa junina

  Last Saturday night, already over a week ago!, we had a festa Junina party. Ours wasn’t as good as some; we didn’t have a bonfire - living in the forest and is dry season; we didn’t have a wedding…. maybe more explanation than I can make…., but we did have good food brought by all.  I made caldo verde (green soup – is actually delicious potato soup with greens and sausage) and received rave reviews.  Camillo made a drink with some (very) cheap red wine seeped with ginger root and cinnamon sticks and then heated short of a boil.  I drank one small glass to be polite because he ate a lot of my soup. I didn’t take any photos of the food…. sorry I was having too much fun.  We did have live music, one man band playing Forró and we did a square dance with my favorite fitness trainer EDGAR doing the calling.  See photos for additional information.



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sorry I chopped off Paulista’s head and Tatiana’s feet – you have to just imagine….

   G & Camillo (11)


 I would rate this party as one of the best I have ever been to or given…. nothing like costumes (and drinks of cheap red wine) to set the right tone going in.

Listen to Forro here


  1. Looks like a great party.... I love parties.

    The wine concoction sounds like mulled wine, not my favourite but a good warmer on winter evenings xx

  2. Looks like you all had a great time Ginger.
    I could do with going to a party myself :)

  3. How fun for you guys! The costumes just make it easy going. Wine & dancing sounds like a party!

  4. this made me smile (and my followers are back!)

  5. That looks like a Georgia ho-down. Almost makes me homesick.