Composer and video artist GeHof contacted me a while back for permission to use the Hastings May Day photos in a video.
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 20 min
1 (12-ounce bag) or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons) jalapeno chile peppers, cored, seeded and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish
Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, (discarding all that are soft or bruised). Place them in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Place crushed cranberries in a bowl; mix together with onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger, and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).
On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
I’ve posted this as background information for the Maypole Dancing pages on this site.
This text was taken from a site created and maintained by email@example.com. Adapted from the BBC TV Series “About Time” by John Berger and others. Continue reading Pagan Origins of Mayday
“never attribute to malevolence what you can attribute to incompetence”
This is a diatribe I wrote about the discomfort caused when my home ISP went through a very badly managed domain name change in early 2002. This is ancient history now, but it’s an example of how perceived corporate expertise has a way of evaporating in the face of a real-world problem. Continue reading Moving the Maypole Web Site
More often than not in the final decade of the 20th century, spring in Hastings, Minnesota, was ushered in by a crowd of children decked out in flowers, satin ribbons, and flowing skirts, dancing about a Maypole. Continue reading A Decade of Maypole Dancing
The photos in this gallery are Copyright 2009, Rick Smith.
Their use is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Under this license you are permitted to reuse my photos as long as I am attributed as the source.