Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Mindful Bowl of Buckwheat Groats

For breakfast, I usually have an egg, kraut, and a cup of fruit on top of arugula liberally doused with olive oil and dusted with pecan pieces.  Preparing breakfast means dashing to the garden for cilantro for the eggs, basil … Continue reading

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Plotting with Blue Lake Pole Beans

I bought six Blue Lake Pole Beans seedlings this spring, and their short lives have been fraught with drama and death.  The location near the fence seemed a poor location at first as I’d unknowingly planted four near the front … Continue reading

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An Indelible Mark

Jacaranda trees are blooming in Southern California, a harbinger of summer that carpets sidewalks, lawns and streets with their sticky purple trumpet-shaped flowers.  Signs appear on doors reading “Please remove shoes before entering.”  The stains left by those sweet smelling flowers cannot … Continue reading

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June 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our June First Friday Breakfast with NY Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, writer of more than 40 acclaimed books.  His novel Unwind won 34 state, national, and international awards, and its sequel, UnWholly premiered at #2 on … Continue reading

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