ELGIN – Deep within the souls of most human beings, there lies this urge to jump into a vat of freshly picked grapes and stomp. Most never get to satisfy this yearning, but occasionally a small window of opportunity arises. One is the Harvesting of the Vine Festival, scheduled this year for Sept. 28-29.
Mmmm, tamales. I wonder if my neighbor is going to make tamales this year. She brought some over last year, and they were great. I should start buttering her up. Maybe I’ll wash her car or something like that. Anyway, eating a tamale is pretty simple, really. You just unwrap it and eat it. Whatever you do, don’t eat the cornhusk.