Greek Orthodox Easter 2018

Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018

80th Birthday Reunion

When our big Greek family gets together to celebrate a special person….WE DON’T PLAY! Our dear Aunt Pati just had a huge birthday and we all gave her a feast to remember. Brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews came from near and far to James’s and Hillary’s home in Newburyport, MA for the fete. A great time was had by all! Happy Birthday Aunt Pati! Xronia Polla! Continue reading 80th Birthday Reunion

Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Half day fishing trip on the Sea of Cortez was a blast, even if we did have to rise at an ungodly hour.  We witnessed an awesome sunrise as we left the Marina in San Jose del Cabo. Saw some whales spouting about 2 miles offshore. Then, started the fishing with mackerel coming first. A couple 20 lb. Dorado (mahi mahi)got hooked next. Some trigger fish and another mackerel to follow. A beautiful day on the water! Continue reading Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Sabor a Cabo Rural

From the moment you enter the grounds of Restaurante/Huerta Los Tamarindos to the very last bite you are transported to the hacienda atmosphere of the true Mexico.   From the tacos de cabron to the tamales of sweet potato and pork in banana leaves to the oyster and fish roe shooters.  WHAT A TREAT! Muchas gracias a El Office! Tuna sopes were spectacular.  Not to mention the tacos de res and the tequila tastings. Chef Silva and company have given the Cabo foodie community another reason to celebrate! There were also some homemade empanadas dulces and other posters and pastellitos to … Continue reading Sabor a Cabo Rural

Sunset cruise to El Arco

An evening cruise to the “end of the earth” starts in the marina of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   Our 2 deck catamaran is filled with eager cruisers all hoping for the magical sunset at El Arco.  As we approach the rock formations before the main attraction we can see the sea lions sun bathing in day’s last light. Trying to capture all the beauty here is difficult. El Arco… Some wonderful sunset views… Only Cabo…only Mexico…only at sunset… Continue reading Sunset cruise to El Arco