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Graduation Party Time !


"What are the ingredients for a perfect Graduation Party ? – all our wonderful participants of course !




But you can't arrive at a party empty-handed !

Flowers, drinks, food, cards, messages, chocolates, music, songs, surprise gifts are all welcome !

(especially chocolates for me !)

So let's get creative. Share your virtual present with the group!

If you can't make it on Sunday – leaving your virtual gift here is your way of being with us !!


Dear BaWers,

This was another fantastic round of BaW. Thank you all for contributing to such success and learning.

As a token of my appreciation, here's my gift for the Graduation Party, my classic codfish recipe. Enjoy!  :-))

Teresa (Portugal)



Oven-baked codfish (Bacalhau assado no forno)

(For 4 people)


2-3 pieces frozen cod (thick)

3-4 garlic cloves

3 dl (1 1/4 cups) extra virgin olive oil (maybe more)

6-8 medium-size potatoes


Thaw the cod for a few hours and place it in an ovenproof dish.

Wash the unpeeled potatoes well and cut them in halves or quarters. You can peel and slice them, if you prefer. Then place them around the cod. Next peel and slice the garlic cloves finely and spread over the cod. Finally, pour the olive oil over the cod and potatoes. Be generous!

Place in a 210 oven for 30-40 minutes (until everything is light brown). Halfway through the baking process open the oven and pour hot olive oil olive oil over the cod and potatoes with a spoon.



"Bacalhau assado" deserves a bottle of good red or white wine

I prefer red. And the more... the better!!!

Here's to your health!  :-) 



Dear BaWers 

I'd like to share with you my recipe for:


Rice Pudding (Arroz Doce)



One cup of rice, water, 1 thin slice of lemon peel, lemon zest, 1 small pinch of salt, 1 liter of fresh pasteurized milk, 1 can of condensed milk, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 egg yolks, cinnamon powder.



Bring 4 cups of water to a boil (4 times the volume of rice). Add the rice, a pinch of salt, a thin slice of lemon peel, lemon zest (the rest of the lemon), the cinnamon stick, and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is well cooked. Add boiling milk. After 5 minutes of boiling add the condensed milk. The final texture should be creamy.

Remove from heat, withdraw the cinnamon stick and the slice of lemon peel and add the egg yolks previously diluted in a little milk. Bring to the boil again, stirring constantly. Add more milk if you think it is not creamy enough.

Pour into a bowl or platter and sprinkle or decorate with ground cinnamon while hot.



If you prefer, you can have a slice of my chocolate cake!




You can also enjoy some Portuguese music:



Fernanda (Portugal) 




Create your own Animation Anisoara (Romania) 

Hi everyone, 

I thought I'd bring some lovely flowers for the co-ordinators and moderators who have put up with us for 5 weeks!

There's a big bunch for each of you to thank you for all your hugs and smiles!






I can't believe I'm doing this but it is all Lawan's fault. But a challenge is a challenge!!

So, today's the day that pigs will fly!  -  Teresa has been waiting for so long!!






It's truly amazing, but since your song came out, "pigs started flying" and "chickens grew teeth"!!!  ;-)

Enjoy!  :-))

Warm hugs,   Teresa (Portugal)









Dear BaWers,

I'm bringing the dessert for the party.

I love baking and decorating cakes, these are some I made for my children's B-days, except for the first one that we typically eat in Uruguay when it rains. Claudia


Make your own slide show at Animoto.



Dear BAWers2012! Enjoy our graduation party with Siberian Pelmeni from Larisa Olesova.


Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book



Dear BAWers 2012! I want to show you a typical Czech dish, my husband loves it and would gladly have it for a party meal, yet I cannot eat it as it is too heavy for me. Here it is, goose with cabbage and dumplings. Actually this one is St. Martin's goose. Served on Sunday nearest to St. Martin's holiday (November 11th). Enjoy.


I am also adding for you photos from our very special activity - skating on a lake. This lake is huge and freezes completely only once in 10 or more years. Last time we skated there was some 15 years ago. So here it is. Svetlana


Skating on a lake. Bruslení na jezeře. -10 C. on PhotoPeach



Dear Bawers!

It's great to see so wonderful things you have shared here. Here is my part as well. My dear mods know how I had to make so many cakes, rolls, buns, cookies, pancakes for my beloved family (hubby and two boys) during BaW2012, so here is the animoto of my time in the kitchen but never too far from my laptop. It was with me all the time :)) Enjoy some Croatian specialties, Marijana!! :)




Dear BAWers - Coordinators, moderators and participants,

Certainly, no words are enough to appreciate the amount of value you've added to our lives, but we pray that the Almighty will continue to shower blessings onto your knowledge for more service to humanity. For my party gift, I really wanted to make the most delicious African dish for you, but unfortunately I couldn't lay my hands on some important and palatable condiments. So, i prepared (and I'm sure you know how to do as well - so no question!) this Arabian delicacy called Falafel  with tea and indeed a special frame for you to hang in you room! Thank you million times for the teaching, learning, hugs, smiles, cheers and all the regards! Lawan :)


Hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                                                               Falafel                                                                 Tea



Hi dear friends: co-ordinators, moderators and colleagues.

I made a modest ppt as a token of my gratitude to all of you and your hard work and passionate commitment; your nice personality and genuine concern.

In one of the slides I placed two photos with food: one from my fiance's birthday celebration and the other is my creation 'Brizol'ki for my fiance.


Thank you very much and keep in touch.

All the best to all of you!








A warm hello to all the wonderful participants ! Here is a bit of my local flavour at the moment - my kids and cat in the snow and their favourite food after the snow ! Raclette and fondue - yummy ! 

Stay in touch over the year 

warm hugs 

Helen in France 

(one of week 2 mods) 


Hello! A small present from me for you dear mods and webmates!

Lots of love to everybody! You have all done a fantastic job! Lots of love from Sneza




A humble gift from Saudi Arabia: The dates I love! Happy graduation Day, bawers!

Hala Fawzi



Karen Frazier Tsai

Here is my special pumpkin bread recipe that is a family favorite and from the Amish area in Ohio. I'm so happy to share it with my fellow BAW2012 participants, moderators and presenters! Enjoy this yummy bread!




2 2/3 c. sugar

2/3 c. margarine

4 eggs



2 c. pumpkin

2/3 c. water


Sift & Add:

3 1/3 c. flour

1/2 t. baking powder

2 t. baking soda

1 1/2 t. salt

1 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. cloves


Add: (optional)

2/3 c raisins or dates (chopped)

2/3 c. nuts (chopped)


Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour




Thank you all for having listened to me, this is the original version, which of course, it's much better! Smiles, Maria :)




Comments (6)

catherine boissier said

at 9:48 am on Feb 12, 2012

wow, Larisa, what a wonderful photobook! So much work but it was worth it! Thank you. Catherine

MarijanaS said

at 1:54 pm on Feb 12, 2012

Hi Claudia, what a wonderful animoto cakes! Catherine you finally did it, love your Voki "let it be" thanks for singing will join you at he the party in Elluminate! Larissa I love the photobook - super! Svetlana, Fernanda and Teresa what to say but simply "yummie!!!" :)

Teresa Almeida d'Eca said

at 2:13 pm on Feb 12, 2012

Hi everyone!
Such great gifts in such a short time! That's the BaW and Webheads spirit!
Catherine, "thank you" for accepting the challenge!! Great singing! Bravo!!! :-)
Now pigs can finally fly and chickens grow teeth. ;-)
Marijana, "yummy" Animoto. Thanks for accepting my suggestion.
Larissa, great Mixbook! :-)
Congrats, everyone!!!! I'm deeply moved and touched.
Warm hugs to all for making this another memorable BaW round!!! :-))

Lawan Dalha said

at 2:57 pm on Feb 12, 2012

Wow! Finally pigs are flying in the sky and chickens are eating bones! what a wonderful graduation song! Didn't I tell you? Well, I so much love all the gifts and the dishes; looking forward to eating, drinking and rejoicing with you all at the graduation!

Larisa A. Olesova said

at 3:05 pm on Feb 12, 2012

What a nice suprise since I left this space yesterday with Teresa's delicious codfish, Fernanda's recipe with the Portuguese music, Catherine's flowers, and a nice gift from Anisoara, really cute and funny. My morning has begun with a lovely music - dancing with Claudia's and Marijana's cakes and Svetlana's skating! I love the song from Catherine with our names in the song! What a true BAW spirit! Yummy African dish from Lawan!Let's celebrate Graduation today! Catherine, it was so much fun working on the photobook for BAW2012 Graduation Party. Wanna do more fun stuff to dance and sing, see you all soon, Larisa.

Maria Bossa said

at 1:06 pm on Feb 13, 2012

Dear you all, it has been a great pleasure to meet you, work with you and share with you these 5 amazing weeks! I do hope we can keep in touch cause as my songs says "You say goodbye and I say hello"!!! Yes, Hello to a wonderful year of work, of exploring and of learning. I'll be ready for our next BaW13 which I hope I can do it from Cairo. I enjoyed the graduation party a lot but I also feel sad as my twin sister, Ayat, was not there. Thank you all, smiles to you all, Maria :)

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