We had sad news that our aunt Alice passed early this morning. She had cancer - and we knew it was coming soon, but mom took it hard - Alice was the closest thing to a sister in her life.
As for me, If I can cook Mexican at all well it is because of her. I grew up watching her assemble enchiladas and salsas, moles, rice and frijoles - her methods and recipes account for some of my family's best home cooking. M & K came over and made fried chicken and mashed potatoes, and we drank VATS of wine and shared stories about Alice and uncle Gene. We'll miss you Alicia - see you on the other side!