Epiphany Bread – About Reducing Environmental Impact

Epiphany Bread – About Reducing Environmental Impact

I wanted to highlight two things that are different in my 2020 Epiphany bread from all my previous ones … click on title for more

End of 2019, End of a Decade?

End of 2019, End of a Decade?

It is true that, technically, the decade will not end until December 31 2020. However, within a popular context, the beginning of a new decade, century or millennium are associated with years ending in zeros (2020, 2000, etc.), and so this New Year's Eve will mark, as far as I am concerned, the end of the 2010s decade. During the 2010s, my daughters became responsible grown ups, I started my blog and, in particular during this year, I was back to my native Mexico in three occasions, some happy, one very sad, and had the chance to meet with relatives and friends that I had not seen in years … click on title for more

An Heirloom Recipe

An Heirloom Recipe

My friend Paco's mom digitalized her recipes, many of them heirlooms from her Italian grandmother, putting them all together in a recipe book. I was lucky enough to browse through it, and asked my friend to pick a couple regarded as his mom's trademarks that I could share in my blog … click on title for more

A Very Tasty Christmas Tree

A Very Tasty Christmas Tree

When I came back to Canada from my most recent trip to Mexico, I brought home some heirloom hand-crafted straw decorations. Every year my daughters and I choose a theme for our Christmas tree, and we decided to use them this year, and give our tree an old-fashioned look. We also used "fruit" (such as artificial sugar plums), toys (for example, nutcrackers) and pinecones, and even made garlands with real popcorn to complete the look ... click on title for more