Chiles en Nogada

Today a friend asked me to share a recipe… and here it is: Chiles en Nogada    The Picadillo (Meat filling) Saute 1 kilo of ground pork with: 1 medium onion, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped Add salt and pepper to taste When the meat is cooked, use a molcajete (mortar and pestle)Continue reading “Chiles en Nogada”

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”