December 17, 2014

Natilla Colombiana

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Migueltio The North Country Latino makes the Colombian Natilla for Navidad!!

December 16, 2014

Turron De Jijona or Torrone Italiana

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Migueltio The North Country Latino makes the Spanish Christmas Treat Turron De Jijona, also known as an Italian Christmas Treat Torrone.

December 2, 2014

Thankful Times

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , , , — migueltio @ 10:30 pm

The flavor of the winter
on a cold morning after
a storm starts with a kitchen full
of busy hand making
while snow is flaking
a warm oven baking.

Steam laced with scents that
engage the heart in happiness while reawakening
childhood memories.

Mugs filled
with the warmth of coffee, tea, or cocoa
that soothes the throat when sipped.

Eyes smiling as
family members not together recently
give good company.

Thoughts of hope and
happiness fill the soul and the mind
as the holidays usher the year’s end.


November 20, 2014

Time Spent

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , , , — migueltio @ 4:33 pm

In this life we
live there is a
time to give, to
give thanks for
what we have
what we do
who we are
as we stand and
shine like the
brightest star.

In this time of thanks
we try to see
the goodness of gathering
with family
hoping that the closing
will hold the key
to an opening for better
in the new year to be.

The gathering of family
at holiday events
should NOT be about
the bling
the amount of presents.
It should be about
time together
that idea seems so
given, hello
maybe its just me.


November 12, 2014

Light Up The Darkness

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , , — migueltio @ 7:46 pm

Walking along an
Autumn afternoon
in New York
where in New York
somewhere upstate
somewhere downstate
somewhere leaves fall
in front of where
I approach
but land as a crash
like a stray piece
from construction
high above.

An afternoon
where dreams
of new
where visions
of more
than just a few
begin to fade
to black
as the sun’s
signature upon my
recluses from
the greyer skies.

Now lost in New York
I attempt to recover
and sojourn forth
from where I had
been to somewhere
somewhere different
somewhere inspiring
somewhere that brings
out the best
of not just a few
but all the rest
who wish
who dream
who ignite
like fire
as the presence
of Autumn’s
dimming light
truly and finally
does expire.


November 5, 2014

They Win We Lose

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , , , — migueltio @ 11:18 pm

And so we elect
we elect
to reject
we elect
to disconnect
we elect
which one
showed more

Hardly do we
hear that the
winner will
an approach
to the issues they
really need to dissect
instead letting time
simply ride to neglect
the many whose
rights they should
be out to
the many whom
their lack of direction
will affect.


November 3, 2014

A Journey Toward Better

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , , — migueltio @ 4:54 pm

Through happiness
through sadness
we walk
the journeys of life.

We do not know how
we do not know why
a plague
a sickness
an epidemic
ever begins
what was it
that changed
as it was not
there before
in Africa
just a while ago
but now it is
and how it is
we may never know.

We do not know why
the bullets are chosen
again to fly
even when the media
“tells us why”
the knowledge
does not
wipe our tears
it does not
the next
who will die
no matter
how much
the hospitals

Let us pray
let us hope
as we journey
for healing
of the body
of the mind
and a better path
by those of
the destructive


November 1, 2014

Chocolate Pan De Muertos!

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October 29, 2014

Cycle Of Health

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , — migueltio @ 7:47 pm

Sinus Pressure
Up all night coughing
Losing sleep til morning
Next day many body aches
Off to Urgent Care I go
Ear infection diagnosed
On antibiotics
Going home to rest
Feeling better
Coughing less


October 20, 2014

An Orisha Honored

Filed under: Poetry — Tags: , , , , , , — migueltio @ 8:42 pm

An ebony goddess
of beauty never seen
she is African
a Nubian Queen.

She the essence of
her father
she the essence of
her mother
in heart she is
our sister
in heart we are
her brother
in heart we are
one in her
as a fire
like no other
with her
the world does
with her
our bellies
as we long to be
near her
we love her
not fear her
she sings out
we can hear her
as she moves
we can mirror
all the light
she projects
what she adores
she protects
what is foreign
she respects
what is hostile
she rejects.

She is precious
she is priceless
with her presence
we are warmly
with her blessings
we are joyfully


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