La Vendemmia – Italian Wine Harvest

gloved hands use clippers to cut a bunch of purple grapesBy Patricia Estrada An enchanting tradition carried out with friends and family  Did you know that Italians have a special word that refers specifically to the wine harvest? The word is vendemmia, a verb that comes from the Latin words vinum and demere - wine and to remove. The ancient tradition that takes place each [...]

Pumpkin tahini Soup

A perfect recipe to "root" yourself into autumn The sights, sounds and smells of fall stir the soul while leaves are starting the rebirthing process, as they start to die, in an astonishing range of colours that puts their spring birth to shame. For many, the fall is a time of excitement with the leaves [...]