Our Christmas Crèche

  I have no memory of the day my grandfather gave us his hand-made Nativity set. I don’t know how he got the idea to build the stable from a disgarded fruit crate. He cut out Mary’s and Joseph’s kneeling silhouettes from veneer scraps – then used his oils to paint their beatific faces andContinue reading “Our Christmas Crèche”

The Pumpkin Patch

The weather has turned cold in Kamloops. I don’t know exactly how cold, but when I go outside, within seconds my fingers and toes feel like they’ve been dunked in ice water and my nose starts running like a tap. But staying cooped-up all day is not an option either. So, yesterday when my niece,Continue reading “The Pumpkin Patch”

Mole Poblano – A Recipe From the City of Angels

MOLE POBLANO (for 8 persons) Place the following ingredients in a large pot and completely cover with water (about 3 quarts). Put on the lid and bring to the boil, then lower the heat and stew everything for 1/2 hour. 2 chickens, cut into quarters, skin removed ½ med. white onion, chopped coarsely 4 wholeContinue reading “Mole Poblano – A Recipe From the City of Angels”