Back after a prolonged absence

For anyone out there who reads this blog with any regularity; I’m so sorry that I’ve been away for so long. The truth is that I’ve had some personal ‘stuff’ to deal with, including work and school. My plate has been and still is full with my day-to-day activities, but, as it’s been sorting itself out as of late I thought it would be a good idea to get back to this blog that I love.

In my absence I’ve missed out on so many opportunities to share with you the holidays and activities that have happened here. One big one that I was really looking forward to sharing were the Day of the Dead festivities. Truth be told I didn’t even celebrate in the way that I would have liked, however, that being said I did give it a go…as good a go as I could.

I’d like to share a few pictures of the ofrenda or altar that I set up for the occasion.

Well, it’s good to be back. I don’t want to be away this long again. Too many experiences to share. Until the next time, take care.

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A few things I’m looking forward to…

If you take a walk around Mexico City these days you may notice sacks of walnuts for sale on the streets and prehaps in the market you’ve also noticed towers of pomegranates, some of them already served into cups for your snacking enjoyment. You know what this all means don’t you? That’s right, Chiles en Nogada season is upon us!

For those of you not in the know; Chiles en Nogada are a seasonal dish (seasonal because the main ingredients Walnut and pomegranate only come out around August and September) and are celebrated as a patriotic food because of the colours matching those of the Mexican flag. It is a DELICIOUS dish and is served commonly during the Mexican Independence Day festivities.

I had my first Chiles en Nogada last year and I fell in love. I’m determined to make some this year and will share the pictures and maybe even a recipe!

I’m also REALLY looking forward to Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Now I know I’m getting ahead of myself here seeing as how it is celebrated at the beginning of November. Truth be told, I’ve been planning this years celebration since Day of the Dead finished last year. This years decorations promise to be INSANE! Of course you can count on pictures and my countdown to this, my official favorite holiday!

I leave you with a couple of pictures from last year’s Day of the Dead festivities.

Do you live in Mexico? What date on the calendar do you look forward to the most and why?