Monday November 3, 2014
Upon November's approach, the kitchen of la Señora Rosa makes its seasonal transformation: Relatives & friends patiently take their turns in the arduous task of making tamales, enveloping the house with scents of chiles & masa as batches of chicken, pork & cheese tamales emerge from the tamalera -- glorious.
Friday October 10, 2014
Darn these autumn festivals! It's not even Thanksgiving, yet I've already stocked-up on enough antacids and H2 blockers to soothe a horse - especially since I'm eating like one.
Wednesday October 1, 2014
In a fit of Fall Fever, yours truly went buck-wild on autumn decorations for everything from the front porch to the kitchen table.
Monday September 15, 2014
After Labor Day, summer doesn't officially end for another three weeks, but we Texans generally ignore the meaningless semantics of the calendar. Summer knows that it wears the crown in this neck of the woods, and the darn tyrant isn't going anywhere 'til well into October.
Monday September 1, 2014
During a recent family birthday party, my brother-in-law's aunt, an empty nester who travels extensively for work, mentioned that she makes plans for her down time. When I say "plans for her down time," I don't mean weekend getaways or family occasions, per se; she actually has to reserve her own hang-out-in-pajamas, not-doing-squat moments.