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An Uzbek Treat to Try: Sugared Almonds

  1. Bring ½ cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of almonds.
  3. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add ½ cup water and ½ tsp. butter.
  6. Stir to coat the almonds well.
  7. Spread on a plate to cool.
  8. Break off pieces to eat.

Pakistan: Parveen Remembers the Sabbath Day


Parveen is the daughter of poor parents in Pakistan. Like many Christian girls in Pakistan, she worked as a maid in a Muslim home to help support her family. Parveen received just $17 a month for her work.

Christians in Pakistan often have a hard time getting a good education and good jobs. Most of the best opportunities go to Muslims. Muslims are people who follow the religion called “Islam.” Islam does not agree with the teachings of the Bible.

Muslims believe they should pray five times a day. They say mostly the same words each time. On Fridays, many Muslims go to a mosque to pray. A mosque is a building where Muslims worship.

One Saturday, Parveen’s boss, Fatima, told Parveen to come to work the next day. “I have guests coming tomorrow,” Fatima said.

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