My Dad’s Pictures: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

My Dad’s Pictures: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

For this Father's Day, I am remembering my dad today through two of his pictures (circa 1970):  A night view of Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral (above), and a similar frame during the day (below), with a view of the tabernacle on the right side, and my brother and me walking towards the building.   To all [...]

Cooking with the Harvest I – Moussaka

Cooking with the Harvest I – Moussaka

It is always very interesting to see how traditional dishes transform as new ingredients are introduced.  Moussaka is a Greek and Cypriot dish that is very well known around the world; the traditional versions only comprised layers of eggplant and ground lamb or pork, but since tomatoes and potatoes arrived to Europe from Mexico and Peru, respectively, they have become a common part of the recipe. This post shows the fusion of recipes from my Mexican/Japanese mom, my Cypriot mother in-law and my own, and it is a tri-generational effort, because one of my daughters helped with the cooking, and also styled and photographed the plated presentation, as shown above ... click on title for more

Some of my Mom’s Favourite Things

Some of my Mom’s Favourite Things

Mother's Day is celebrated in Canada and many other countries today, on the second Sunday in May, for which we are again in lockdown here in Southern Ontario.   A few years ago, I was writing my mom's biography, and realized I did not know a few basic facts about her favourite things.  I made a short list and asked her; I am happy I got to learn these facts before her passing in November of 2019.  Remembering her fondly today, here are her answers ... click on title for more