- Lonely Planet Brazil guide book (2011)(better for someone else to enjoy it than for me to store it on a shelf till it’s outdated.
- Ground coffee, 1/2 kilo (Brazilian product)
- 2 packs of cashews, 50 grams each (Brazilian product–see below for a cashew story)
- Wooden Christ the Redeemer–a reminder to pray for Brazil– 4-5 inches tall
- Magnet of Brazilian flag — a reminder to pray for Brazil
- Vase from porcelain works in Monte Siâo (Mount Zion) — You can see my photos visiting the porcelain factory.
If your name is the same as one of the winners, you’ll know whether I mean you if you get an email from me. The winner’s commenter names are:
- Pamela Nees
- Susan Lytle
Cashew story . . .
Soon after our daughter-in-law first arrived in the US from Brazil, she was playing the fruit game with a bunch of people. It’s a fast-moving game and C was the letter on her turn. She named the first thing that came to mind–cashew. All the North Americans laughed because they all knew cashew is nut, not a fruit.
But guess who was right? She was. The cashew nuts that we know, are the inside of a lower appendage on the cashew fruit. Cashew juice, made from the fruit is one of the many, many fresh fruit drinks to try in Brazil.