Carrageen Moss Pudding – a sweet, silky Irish pudding with a seaweed as secret ingredient ~

Ever seen “carrageenan” at the end of an incomprehensible list of ingredients on the back of your ice cream tub (or your toothpaste tube, too)? Probably you didn’t know that this mystery ingredient comes from one of several species of seaweed, carrageen (Chondrus crispus). Know as carrageen “moss”, but actually a seaweed, is one of Ireland’s more unusual natural resources, and there are any number of ways to spell its common name: carrageen, carrageenan, carragheen and carragheenan, take your pick. But, in any case, they’re all derived from the Irish…

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4# The legend of Madelon and the Christmas rose

Christmas is the season of giving gifts showing love towards one another (well, more or less). But this does not mean that the gifts are the sole expression of your love, as gift is never costlier or more valuable than something that comes straight from the heart. The tradition of gifts during Christmas originated from the kind gestures of the three Wise Men who brought expensive presents for the Infant Jesus to welcome him into this world, or maybe from Babushka, the Russian popular character, so popular that many Russians…

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#TodayInHistory – December 4

December 4 – Some important events on this day. 1154 👉🏼 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 1534 👉🏼 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad 1563 👉🏼 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years. 1619 👉🏼 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in…

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