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Heirloom Treasures for the Orchard and Beyond

This is a piece I wrote for the Grass Valley Union newspaper. It is such a unique concept and an important agricultural opportunity that I wanted to share it here in the blog also. These folks deserve our support.    Patti … Continue reading

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Risottos and other Revelations

We can’t travel these days, but the memories enliven a dull evening and give me hope for a brighter future for all of us. I don’t know about you and your family, but since the beginning of the Coronavirus we … Continue reading

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Joni Mitchell Understood

    We are stardust We are golden And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden. Joni Mitchell l           And Covid-19 sent many Americans back to their gardens.  In April grocery shelves were empty and people had … Continue reading

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Starting Over

  Years ago I started this blog as a travel diary and then it got lost in other priorities. These days of the Covid-19 lock down, I’m only traveling from the bedroom to the teapot, my bicycle, and occasionally a … Continue reading

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around the villagè of DAKSHINESWAR

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Different Perspective

  Kolkata, India We all have pre conceived expectations misunderstandings of any new place or experience. I admit to a certain amt of fear of arriving in Kolkata, India at 1 AM. Purse well zipped, money under my shirt. The … Continue reading

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Different perspective

Hello All; We have arrived and are settling in. Last night I was able to sleep until about 2:30, and then was awake the rest of the night. There were 3 nights in a row when we didn’t sleep before … Continue reading

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Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook For Me?

Ranchi, India January, 2011 Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook for Me? My husband, David, and I are the guests at the home/guesthouse of Mrs. Bhola Singh. She is about 75 years old– a remarkable woman– independent and deeply devotional– a … Continue reading

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ATM

  ATM Now that we are home from India and settled, I have more stories and pictures to share with you all. And I’d better get writing before the rains stop. Spring and the gardens will lure me away from … Continue reading

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