Author: franke

Capirotada (Remembering Dad & Grandma P)

Capirotada (Remembering Dad & Grandma P)

My father sent me this recipe from his AOL email account way back in September of 2012. My abuela used sliced white bread and cheddar cheese, I think. And my mama probably did the same; why screw with perfection? My hermanos might recognize the book 

Mother’s Day Poem

Mother’s Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day, momyou should knowhow much we love you sohow much you’re missed each dayhow we treasure words you sayhow we want to see you smileand happy, all the while.

Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

“So this is where the dead go in our imaginations: They continue to live with us in the moments when we are sad and terrified. They cheer for us. They give us unbelievable strength and the courage we lack to carry on in situations. They coax us through. They lead us where we need to be, to experience the joy and capability that was them. They who have been with us in life manage to teach us how and where in death we can listen for them and find their voices and essence again.”

Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?, Anakana Schofield, NY Times

Crock Pot Pinto Beans (Frijoles)

Crock Pot Pinto Beans (Frijoles)

To 2 cups of well rinsed, good beans from the Colorado highlands (or lesser beans from somewhere else), add 7 cups of cold water, half an onion (or a couple of crushed garlic cloves), a small dried chili, and some epazote or a few cilantro 

Saba (サバ, Mackerel)

Saba (サバ, Mackerel)

Take a whole, gutted mackerel, salt the hell out of it (inside and out) with some good sea salt or kosher salt, then broil it until nicely colored, or–better–cook it outside on a grill or your house will smell a little gamey for a day