Archive for November, 2011

Fall, Food & Gratitude

Monday, November 28, 2011
Fall Color Mosaic

We’ve had an amazing autumn here:  gorgeous colors, fantastic weather and and good work.  I was fortunate to spend this weekend with family, friends and fabulous food.  We hosted a big crowd at our house, which is why I’m just now writing the Thanksgiving post (better late than never!). Here are some things that I […]

My Lovely Vernazza…

Monday, November 7, 2011
Vernazza Sunset

Vernazza, a jewel on the Ligurian coastline, is a town in a scenic, somewhat isolated area of Italy:  Cinque Terre (Five Lands).  A string of 5 towns which dot the western coastline near Tuscany, charming Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and part of Cinque Terre National Park.  The rugged coastline makes it […]

Día de los Muertos!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Cross and gravesite

Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, All Souls’ Day… Several years ago I had the fortune to be in central Mexico right before Días de los Muertos, which is celebrated on November 1 (All Saints’ Day), when the souls of children are honored and November 2 (All Souls’ Day), when the adults are […]