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Pining for Pinot
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Pining for Pinot

I am not sure which sage said it first, but all good things take time. And it seems the really good things take a really long time. Case in point, the scruffy little grape vines we put into the ground from bareroot stock a few months back. I have never been accused of being a planner; oft choosing spontaneity … Continue reading

The day job
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The day job

I think it probably started on a night Tidepool stroll with my mom and dad when I was about 5. Excited to be out at night, clutching a plastic flashlight affixed with red cellophane, I felt like the life in the tide pools was infinite. And then I saw an octopus slithering over the rocks, … Continue reading

Olallieberries
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Olallieberries

Growing up in coastal California, there is nothing that signifies summer more than stained black hands from the sweet treat of picking olallieberries. There is a great park down the street from where I grew up, and each year, the roadside bevy of olallies supplied just enough for a fresh summer pie that my mom would … Continue reading

Gorgeous Garbanzos!!
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Gorgeous Garbanzos!!

Behold the fabulous garbanzo bean: perhaps best known for its starring role in such popular features as humus, salad toppings and in my case desperately eaten directly out-of-the-can when too hungry to cook (please don’t judge). I decided that in addition to growing the typical veggies this year, I would also like to try out … Continue reading