Sunday, November 14, 2010

queimada +

A postcrosser in Galicia, a region of northern Spain, sent the queimada card at top. Queimada is a tasty specialty of Galicia, made with the local aguardiente, lemon, sugar, and coffee beans. Before being served, it is set afire and an incantation to drive off evil spirits is recited. I had queimada on my first night in northern Spain and it was delicious. The other card is one I sent to a postcrosser in Taiwan, of the spectacular rhododendron display along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.