Last weekend, Tamara, my mom and I got together for a day of salsa making. We always had my mom's fresh salsa growing up and the last few years, we've totally missed it!! My mom brought some of Nani's old aprons and we wore them all day. I was totally taken by surprise when I put her apron on, put it to my nose and it smelled exactly like her and her kitchen. What memories...
We had such a fun day filled with laughter, conversation, loud music, empanadas and SALSA!
Here we are, bright eyed and bushy tailed...
Then, 8 hours later...not so bright eyed, or bushy tailed :)
Thanks Mamacita for teaching us everything you know about canning! Like Dad said, it is becoming a 'lost art'. :)
Have I told you how much we like food? Have I told you that sometimes I take pictures of our food? With yesterday's cloudy weather and a box FULL of autumn harvest from my Mom's garden, I couldn't help myself. It's a Butternut Squash Apple Soup, but we also added a pear, cinnamon and a little cayenne pepper. It was delicioso. (click here for recipe)
"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route." — Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume)