The Seasons of Life

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I had lunch at Fish. the other day, one of my favorite hang-outs on the water’s edge in Sausalito, California, which serves sustainable seasonal seafood caught with rod and reel by local fishermen or with their own boat. What’s so special about this place is that it has taught me about the seasons under the… Read more »

Iced Vanilla Coconut Chai Blend

Image: Mary Crandall

This caffeine-free alternative to one of Summer’s favorite iced drinks can be made two ways: all at once in a chilled pitcher anytime you want some – or one perfect glass at a time. Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed 6 cardamom pods, crushed ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut   Option… Read more »

I Like My Berries Black Like My Coffee

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Who doesn’t love the wild sweet flavor of a good blackberry? The ones in my yard have been delicious this year. And I’m not the only one who is loving them; several small bird species, foxes, and even turkeys have been gleaning their share of the bushes’ abundant crop. Its easy for me to know… Read more »