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Easy Paper Crane for International Day of Peace

Check out the video for an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to fold an origami paper crane, the symbol of peace in Japan. The Japanese art of origami (paper folding) is a 500 year-old tradition and up until recently was passed down orally from generation to generation. A great skill for young and old alike—and all ages in-between!

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Holla for Challah!

Whether it’s Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) or Shabbat, challah is an important cultural symbol in Judaism. Unlike the traditional 6-braid challah presentation for Shabbat dinners, the Rosh Hashanah challah is ring-shaped or round and often includes raisins. This recipe makes three delicious loaves. INGREDIENTS 5 tsp. active dry yeast 1– 3/4 cup warm water 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra to grease a bowl 5 eggs, plus 1 extra for an egg wash before baking (6

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Kodomo Kid-Friendly Terremoto Cocktail

In honor of Fiestas Patrias (National Day) tomorrow in Chile, we’ve concocted a nonalcoholic version of the Chilean favorite. The name of the drink is Terremoto, which translates to “earthquake” in the Spanish language. It was created at the end of the 20th century after a devastating earthquake hit Chile in 1985. (Don’t worry adults, there’s also a boozy substitution if you’re feeling in the fiesta mood!) Ingredients: 1 bottle sparkling grape juice (750 ml) pineapple ice cream (or sherbert for a non-dairy alternative) grenadine

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Easy Peasy DIY Piñata

It’s Children’s Day in Honduras! What better way to celebrate the kodomo kid in all of us than with a couple of swings at a festive piñata! Fill with candy of your choice, invite some friends over, and enjoy! You will need: Newspaper (strips of approx 3″ by 3″)Flour Paste (approx 1 part flour to 2 parts water)PVA GlueLarge Round BalloonPaper Fringe Garlands or colored tissue paper Time: Without counting the time taken to dry the piñata this whole project should take around 10 minutes each

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“Hoppy” Welsh Rarebit Day!

Don’t let the title fool you…this recipe is rabbit-free! September 3rd is a national holiday in the USA (yes, you read that right!), National Welsh Rarebit Day. Nobody’s quite sure of the origin of rarebit, but it’s sometimes believed to be a jab at the expense of the early poor of Wales, who may largely have subsisted on rabbit and ale. Ingredients 350g Mature Cheddar, grated 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp milk 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp English

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Moldovan Mama’s Mamaliga

Mamaliga is a cornmeal pudding highly regarded as the national dish of Moldova, paying homage to the Eastern European country’s rich Romanian cultural roots. Try serving it with feta cheese as a modern twist on this classic! Main Ingredients: 3 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup cornmeal, salt. Instructions: 1. In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the water, milk, and butter. Bring almost to a boil. 2. Gradually add in the cornmeal, stirring with a

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