Yesterday our friend Judith Roberts drove us out into the San Miguel countryside to the village of Cruz del Palmar. We visited the newly resorted 18th century Capilla San Isdidro, which is one of six chapels on the Ruta de Capillas de Indios. On the church ceiling, there’s an “orchestra of angels” mural. I only half-understood the guide…the history involves Otomí and Chichimeca tribes, a lightning strike, something about witches hopping from mesquite tree to mesquite tree, a river, and a guy who stole silver.There’s a little restaurant set up at the chapel, where they served “painted tortillas” with lunch. Judy explained that the charming tortillas are a specialty of this village, made for fiestas with vegetable dyes and woodblock presses.
Kids smashing eggs filled with confetti and silver and gold powder in San Miguel de Allende’s Jardin yesterday afternoon.
Eddie’s shoe shine booth in Grand Central Terminal is an old fashioned NYC pleasure and a bargain, to boot, so to speak.
It’s exciting to see Chili Cook-off in a Box start making its way into the world. My husband is amused by the ambiguous grammar of the magazine deeming me an “entertaining expert.”
I’m looking forward to participating in the Out of the Mouths of Babes reading and panel discussion at Bard College at Simon’s Rock Blodgett Hall on Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm. This event is part of the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Please check out the websites for lots more info.
Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C. It may be February, but I’m deep in Christmas cookie land writing the Christmas Cookie Contest in a Box Handbook. Yesterday I posted a query for 26 volunteer cookie recipe testers on Facebook and within three hours all the spots were filled. I’m super excited about the quality and diversity of Christmas cookie experts who are contributing recipes to the project. Stay tuned for the sweet details…