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My husband and I are trying to expand on our limited culinary adventures and recently found ourselves at a traditional Peruvian restaurant. Not only did we thoroughly enjoy this new cuisine, my dish a “parrillada mixed” was absolutely delicious but we also discovered a new drink called Pisco. I had a Pisco Sour and my husband had a Pisco on the rocks. We both loved our aperitifs! Can you tell me a little about Pisco and where it can be found? We had never heard of it before but learned it is the national drink of Peru.
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You have discovered what many mixologists view as the next big spirit to make its mark in the drinks world, already making a splash at many trendy bars and restaurants. Pisco is enjoying quite the renaissance in many eateries due in part to the surge in South American cuisine on the scene that is being seen across North America. In fact “Central” a restaurant in Lima was rated this year as #4 in the 50 Top Restaurants around the world, beating out world renown NOMA located in Copenhagen! We had the opportunity to visit Lima and enjoyed first hand the incredible cuisine of this city, so rich and diverse, it was quite an extraordinary experience. We also enjoyed our fair share of Pisco!
Add to this the possibility of using either the category of aromatic grapes such as Torontel or non-aromatic like the most prolific Quebranta grapes, Pisco is truly a very special spirit in its unique ability to offer the bodegas an opportunity to handcraft their spirit in a fashion unique to them.
WHAT IS PISCO? Pisco is a premium, delicious, savoury and complex white spirit that originated in the town of Pisco in the region of Ica, Peru. It dates back hundreds of years and is an integral part of the Peruvian culture. A spirit that can be enjoyed on its own, offering a range of seductive notes including citrus, peach, green apple, flowers, hints of chocolate and more… Such a delicious range due to the variety of eight different grapes permitted to be used, and the three styles in which it can be made. Whether it be a Pisco Puro, meaning a single varietal Pisco, or a Mosto Verde, made with the must that has not completed fermentation, or a Pisco Acholado using a blend of two grapes or more, this wonderful spirit offers the palate a unique and sophisticated adventure.
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Story by VALERIE STACEY hat a beautiful country filled with such beautiful people. I still can’t believe that I am so blessed to be able to say that I’ve been to Malawi and I was part of the Africa Learning Team as part of a partnership between The Meeting House and World Vision, and I have the Mississauga South community to thank.
Travelling to Africa and meeting the people had always been a dream of mine. When the opportunity came up to travel and learn about this amazing continent I knew my chance had finally arrived but there was one little problem – how to pay for the trip. Dreams can be expensive. People have asked me what the best part of my trip was and I have such a hard time answering because there were so many amazing aspects. I will always remember meeting both of my family’s sponsor children. It was such a blessing to be able to personally connect with the children as well as their mothers. I look forward to continuing to connect our families through letters and pictures.
As I said, my mind was blown by the all of the amazing things we saw as a result of the work of the staff and volunteers in the World Vision communities. I especially appreciated hearing the stories of the changes that were made possible by a new borehole. For one family in particular, having clean water available meant that the children weren’t late for school because the mother didn’t have to walk for hours to get water. The children also missed fewer days of school due to water-borne illnesses. The mother now has much more time to invest in her family, her home, her garden and potentially a small business because she isn’t spending nearly as much time fetching water. The ripple effects from the borehole were incredible.
“THESE MEETINGS MADE THE WORLD SEEM MUCH SMALLER TO ME WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. Before the trip, I wasn’t very familiar with any of the work BIC Malawi did. Being able to connect with our brothers and sisters in the BIC church family was inspiring. The stories we heard and are now able to share with friends here were touching - some very sad and many more really uplifting. Now that I’ve seen and heard so many of the wonderful things that the pastors are doing - caring for their people, dealing with HIV/AIDS in their communities, teaching young pastors - I am so impressed. I’m proud to say that we partner with these amazing men and women. The financial help is a tangible way we can help the Bishop and pastors in Malawi, but the relationships that have been built over time are equally important. The way the community members all work together for common goals was absolutely inspiring to me. The people that we met all have so much hope. They have come so far in a relatively short period of time and they are excited about what the future holds. Malawi used to be just a place on a map, now it is part of my life story and testimony. To my family, friends and my community, I would like to thank you so much for your generous support with the fundraising efforts for my trip to Malawi. Being a part of the Africa Learning Team was truly a lifechanging experience and I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity.
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SERVING SIZE: Makes 12 NOTE: If I don’t have buttermilk, I mix the milk and lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes, and voila... buttermilk!
This recipe is a hybrid of cinnamon rolls and a traditional chocolate babka. I love it because I use a “quick bread” method instead of using a traditional yeast dough making this a perfect weekday recipe!
INGREDIENTS • For the Dough • 3/4 cup cottage cheese (4% milk fat) • 1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk and 1 tsp lemon juice) • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 2 oz (4 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract • 9 oz (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for rolling • 1 tbsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp table salt • 1/4 tsp baking soda F O R T H E F I L L I NG
• 3 tbsp (45 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar • 8 ounces (225 grams) semisweet chocolate • Pinch of salt
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Heat oven to 350˚F and generously grease a 12-muffin tin. S T EP 02
Mix the Egg Wash ingredients in a small bowl, set aside S T EP 03
Prepare Filling First: If your chocolate is in large bars, roughly chop it. Then, you can let a food processor do the rest of the work, pulsing the chopped chocolate with the salt, sugar until the chocolate is very finely chopped with some parts almost powdery. Add butter and pulse machine until it’s distributed throughout the chocolate. Set mixture aside. Wash and dry the processor well. S T EP 04
Make the Dough: In the food processor, combine the cottage cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t over process). The dough will be soft and moist. S T EP 05
Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12" x 15" rectangle. S T EP 06
Sprinkle the filling mixture over the the dough and pat gently into the surface.
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With a sharp serrated knife, gently saw the roll into 12 equal pieces (I like to cut in half first and cut each half in half again and cut 3 slices for every quarter). Place each piece, cut side up, in the prepared muffin tin. Brush with egg wash.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL CKSS Students came back to start semester 2 with a bang! Or a boom! Or... the sweet sounds of the school’s 10 classroom expansion. As Milton continues to grow so does the home of the Spartans.
SOME FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: CKSS students know how to give! The ONE MATCH stem cell recruitment centre was at CK in February and signed up 115 new recruits! These students will be put in a registry of those willing and/or able to donate bone marrow should the need arise in our community.
have spent the past 6 weeks developing and programming their robot and hope to bring home many accolades. The trip is always a blast for the students and staff of TEAM 4992. Our Youth in Action Group continues to fundraise for the Me to We campaign and will be travelling to Peru over the March Break to help those in need, as well as show our students some incredible sights! The YIA group is already planning their next trip to India for the March Break 2018. Speaking of travel, another group is headed to Los Angeles in February 2018 and preparation is already underway. They will be checking out Hollywood, movie studios, acting & cinema make-up workshops, or be the audience for a TV show taping. How cool is that? In May our Global Education teachers are travelling to Germany, Netherlands and France to tie in with the History Curriculum. The fun and learning will happen at Disney World for the Grade 10 Business students. In May some lucky travellers will fly out to New York City to tour theatres, see a Broadway Production and live large in The Big Apple! Our SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) students will be headed to White Oaks Secondary School on March 28 for the annual skills competition. We have students entered in: Cosmetology, Floristry, Robotics, Electronics,
With help from the Halton Food for Thought Program, CKSS is handing out breakfast to our students 3 mornings a week. Over 120 students take part each of the mornings. The meals range from pieces of fresh fruit, to smoothies to egg-stuffed avocados. Donations to the program are
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the staff and students that make this program so successful.
Christopher D’Souza, presented an interactive workshop which explored the fundamental rights of students to learn in a bias free environment and the role that educators should play in fostering equitable classrooms in partnership with other educators. There was a focus on the wonderful contribution that Black Canadians have made to modern society, and a piece on deconstructing personal bias around human identity using children’s stories. The amazing CKSS choir performed the song, “Amani” by Audrey Snyder. It is an African-style song that speaks of a joyful celebration of “peace”. Another student performed an excerpt from our winning HDSB Spoken Word competition. To wrap things up CKSS held our annual BHM fashion Show - looking good! Our sports teams are busy as always, and this weekend our wrestling team is at OFFSA going for Gold at the Powerade Centre. Our badminton, soccer and track and field teams are starting up, just as the basketball and volleyball seasons are winding down. Best of luck to all our athletes! A team of another sort - The Robotics Club - is headed to Durham College Regionals to show off their skills with, and against, other teams. They
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HIGH SCHOOL Gary Allan High School provides the opportunity for Adult and Alternative Students to complete credits towards the achievement of their high school diploma, for post-secondary preparation or to upgrade their skills for the workplace. Registration is still open for this school year until the end of March and Pre-registration for 2017/18 will open in May. Second semester is now in full swing and students are busy working on their self-paced in-class and online courses. College and University Applications are in and post-secondary applicants are pacing themselves for midterm marks in April. Students are working through a variety of different courses in Business, English, Science, Math and Social Sciences. In Business many adult students are focussing on enhancing their computer skills by learning Word Processing (Word), Spreadsheet(EXCEL), Database (ACCESS) and internet applications. Many ESL students are upgrading their English
HIGH SCHOOL – HOME OF THE MUSTANGS This is our very first article of School Life in Community Captured Magazine – Milton. We are excited to share some of the accomplishments of our students over the past few months. Milton District High School provides opportunities for all students to develop their leadership skills and to become involved in all aspects of school life, whether it is through Athletics, Robotics, DECA, Drama, GSA, Music, Social Justice and Community Outreach. Please check out our website at www.mil.hdsb to see the great things that are happening at our school.
Language Skills and working through the PLAR (Prior learning assessment
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recognition) process to earn their Ontario High School Diploma, and
It has been a very exciting few weeks at Milton District High School. Our Swim Team and Curling Team are going to OFSSA, The Junior Boys Basketball Team were crowned the Tier 2 Halton Champions for the first time since 2008.
prepare for further education or the workplace. Students and teachers are always hard at work in our Math, Science and Social Science classes too. Everyone is looking forward to Spring Break and the start of nicer weather. More information about our programs, and upcoming events can be found on our school’s website www.garyallan.ca , Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/GaryAllanSchool or Twitter: https://twitter.com/ garyallanschool
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The Jr. Jazz Band received Bronze and the Sr. Jazz Band received Silver at the recent MusicFest Regional Competition. At the same competition, the Sr. Concert Band received GOLD and an invitation to the Nationals in May held in Niagara Falls. The DECA Team made it to the ICDC Competition in April. This past week we have had a number of students participating in the annual Waterloo Math Contest.
FOR STUDENTS On March 8th, MDHS is hosting a Race Relations Conference for Halton Schools. Tomorrow’s Canada: the Roadmap for a Better Future is a series of regional events that will bring together 100 Halton high school students to gather the unique and important perspectives of young people on racism and discrimination in Canada. During the March Break, we have a group of staff and students heading “across the pond” to England, Ireland and Wales. As you can see, there is something for everyone at MDHS.
FOR PARENTS We also have opportunities for parents to get involved at Milton District High School. Our School Council meets once a month and everyone is welcome to attend. On Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM, the School Council is hosting a speaker in our Theatre. Wayne and Kate Jones will speak to our community about Surviving your Adolescents. Everyone is welcome to attend. More information will be posted on our website.
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In December of 2015, Paris hosted the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference or COP 21 in which, 196 representing countries or territorial parties, agreed upon an international commitment to reduce the effects of climate change. As a result, world wide education regarding strategies has increased in schools, communities and within governing parties.
The ritual of dimming lights is a nod towards validating climate change. The gathering of people together is a meaningful, peaceful demonstration of willingness to collectively safeguard the planet now, for future generations to enjoy. Besides all that, Earth Hour is actually fun! This year Earth Hour is on Saturday March 25th, 8:30 - 9:30 pm.
Earth Hour, created a decade ago, pays homage to this cause because it is a global, symbolic gesture to encourage people to power down for an hour, in order to show world wide support for environmental stewardship.
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