¡Viva Chile!

¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile’s national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It’s usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there’s a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the...
If Life Gives You Lemons

If Life Gives You Lemons

No photos of sutures or bedpans. No talk about hospitals or check ups. Instead, let’s talk about food. Since I can’t stand up to prepare my own meals due to my broken ankle, I have two women who come in to cook, do light cleaning, take care of the laundry,...
Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble

It’s that time of the year, Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m watching my traditional “Thanksgiving” movie, Home for the Holidays. Good sound track, great cast. Funny, sad, poignant. Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr....
The Gingerboys

The Gingerboys

My cupboards smell like ginger and nutmeg and all things festive and celebratory. I’m getting ready to make the “Gingerboys.” That’s what my son, Phillip, called them. I made these cookies for the first time for his third birthday party. They...
Tiki, Tiki, Ti

Tiki, Tiki, Ti

Today is the celebration of Fiestas Patrias in my adopted country, Chile. I found this article by blogger, Yeni Oyanedel, which explains why and how Chileans celebrate the holiday, Why Chile Shuts Down on 18 September. I’m missing out on some of my favorite...

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