Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and… Read More Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce

’tis the season for autumn comfort foods. When fall rolls around,  Mother Nature gives her best bounty, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, apples, peaches, corn, melons and blackberries. The flavor combination possibilities are endless. Now officially deep into the cinnamon and clove season, apple and pumpkin pies have been steadily rolling of my oven for a week… Read More The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce