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Wildfire Blessings

Wildfire Blessings

Taylor Santo contacted me saying, "Sorry I disappeared after the food caravan to Monterey. My wife got sick and then our house burned down in the wildfires. We just got into long term housing while we rebuild, so I am hoping to get involved again next month." What?! I can't believe she is even thinking about us after all of these devastating blows. Let me backup a bit and tell you a little bit about Taylor Santo, she has been a hard-working nurse in the Bay Area during the pandemic but has been emotionally moved to help the farmworkers. I remember...

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The Chicano Moratorium March 50 Years Later: Ruben, Robert, Pops and the War in Vietnam

50th anniversary Chicano History Moratorium

The Chicano Moratorium March 50 Years Later: Ruben, Robert, Pops and the War in Vietnam

  By Joe Rodriguez Fifty years ago on August 29, 1970, a group of teenage boys who grew up on the same, working-class street in East Los Angeles did something out of character. We joined a protest march. On most hot, smoggy weekends in late summer we’d hang out under the Chinese elm in front of Jerry and Danny Viramontes’s house on Ferris Avenue. We’d argue sports and music to no end. Who was the better rock guitarist, Carlos Santana or Eric Clapton? Mostly though, we’d call around for that night’s parties. We lived for garage rock’n roll. Poor East...

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Carmel Mission's Orchard House

Carmel Mission's Orchard House

Original article by Darlene Tenes written in 2013 prior to the 300th Anniversary of Fray Junipero Serra birthday.  Carmel Mission's Orchard House Last Fall I got excited creating two foodie events - one commemorating the end of the Maya Calendar and the second, the 20th Anniversary of Like Water for Chocolate film.  Many of my dinner guests since then sound like the girl on the AT&T commercial "We want more, we want more!" But I needed to find something that excited me, which turned out to be the 300th birthday of Fray Junipero Serra founder of the California Missions. This was...

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Sangria de Naranja

Sangria de Naranja

Sangria is a red or white wine punch originating from Spain. There are many different versions but this is my absolute favorite! As with every recipe feel free to switch out juices or liquors to suit your taste but, watch out for this easy to drink recipe it'll sneak up on you!
 
Sangria Recipe:
1 medium size Orange
1/2 cup Sugar
2 cups Orange Juice
1 bottle Red Wine
1/2 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
Ice

Mix all ingredients into a large pitcher and chill. Slice oranges and place in pitcher and/or use as garnish on glasses. Makes 6 cups.

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