Wakavaki – Yoreme Beef Soup

Wakavaki – Yoreme Beef Soup

the Yoreme are an indigenous group located mainly in the Mexican states of Sonora, Sinaloa, and to a smaller extent, Durango and Chihuahua, as well as a related community in Arizona, in the United States.  They have managed to preserve many of their ancient traditions, although they have embraced their adopted Catholic religion, and most of their celebrations are centred around the Christian calendar, such as Christmas, Lent and very prominently, Holy Week and Easter.  During these celebrations, there are dances and rituals, representing Nature, and the forces of good and evil.  In addition, a group of volunteers called fiesteros (the party crew) who are in charge to organize the events in each town, prepare a huge pot of Wakavaki - Beef Soup, over an open fire. In the modern family kitchen, beef and all the veggies are processed into small pieces, to fit a standard pot ... click on title for more

Freezing Rain

Freezing Rain

Freezing rain is formed by cold raindrops that freeze upon contacting the ground or any other surfaces, forming a thin layer of ice, as seen above  on a cherry branch, in a photo from this morning, taken in my garden in Southern Ontario ... click on tittle for more