Today we are going to learn more about one of our most beloved long-time residents, Kristin Lomedico.
Kristin was born here, the daughter of Shirley Dennison of Ladner and Tsawwassen and her dad, Agnar Magnusson of Point Roberts. She has a sister Ogn (brilliant artist and author) and a brother Trygve who is no longer with us.
After graduating from Blaine high school, Kristin studied in Seattle, married and lived in Central America for eight years. Kristin has two children, Tommy and Georgia Mojica.
Moving back to Point Roberts in 1982, she began working at the library and has been there, helping us, since 1984. That’s 37 years!
Here’s her favorite recipe from her Costa Rica days: Patacones.
Patacones are pieces of plantain that are first fried in hot oil until golden brown. Then, they are drained and flattened.
Take quite green plantains, slice diagonally ½ inch thick, then peel away the rinds. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the plantain, turning over once, then remove from the pan.
With a flat-bottomed glass, mash each slice to flatten it. There is a special wooden device for this, but a glass will do fine.
Return the flattened slices to the oil. Fry again on each side and remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with salt and eat while hot. A very special and interesting appetizer for holiday parties! Thank you, Kristin for this great recipe, for your years of service to this community and for being such a kind and helpful librarian. If you get a chance to see or buy any of Kristin’s jewelry, you won’t be disappointed. Her pieces are beautiful and one of a kind.
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