Just a few more moments… with Vilma

Sharing Vilma’s birthday with IWC friends When a friend dies, many of us wish for… just a few more moments… Just a few more moments… to whisper endearments… to express our thanks for their kindnesses… to apologise for any hurt we may have caused… to say how much we will miss them… and to letContinue reading “Just a few more moments… with Vilma”

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”