AliSun at Green Valley Community Farm

CSA – Week 4

In Week 4, we start seeing some Peppers and Onions, namely Cipollinis, Shishitos and Padrons. Cucumbers, Bok Choy, Dino Kale, Rainbow Carrots, all so lovely. Looks like another great week at the Farm. The Newsletter WEEK 4 – THE FLOWER GARDEN This Week’s Harvest Bunched Rainbow Carrots, Fresh Cipollini Onions, Easter Egg Radishes, Dino Kale, Rainbow Chard, Mei Qing Bok …

CSA – Week 3

Week 3 begins, nice to settle into a routine full of fresh vegetables. The big news from Green Valley Community Farm is the addition of Moonfruit Mushroom Farm to the group of vendors that will be selling on pick-up days. Hoping that there are still fresh shiitake for purchase by the time we arrive on Tuesday afternoon. The Newsletter WEEK …

CSA – Week 2

I stopped by the Occidental Farmers Market yesterday for some ripe apricots and peaches. And good thing, too, I picked up a loaf of bread from Raymond’s because our CSA email which arrived last night noted that Revolution Bread won’t be making an appearance this week. The Newsletter WEEK 2 – SEEDS OF CHANGE This Week’s Harvest Garlic Scapes, Scallions, German Butterball …

Green Valley Community Farm

CSA – Week 1

I’ve been awfully enthusiastic about food for the last few months. More enthusiastic than normal, and not just because of COVID-19 and the necessity of cooking at home all the time. AliSun and I are just a couple days away from Day 1 of our CSA, Green Valley Community Farm. A CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is a …

Sonoma Ashram

Digital Detox at Sonoma Ashram

I mince garlic and ginger. I slice onions thin. I chop potatoes, green peppers, cauliflower. Large pots sizzle, burp and spatter on the six-burner stove. Cumin seeds roast in olive oil, then onions, then coriander, garam masala, fenugreek leaves. Demetrios says fenugreek grows wild many places in India, but not so much here in the US. He’s a stout Greek …

Into the great wide open…

Sharing the adventure… Winds howl forcefully, shaking the windows and rattling the doors of our downstairs apartment of “Lower Tree House,” our beloved home at Meditation Mount. I am enlivened by wind. It enraptures me. I feel a special aliveness and surge of energy in the singing of the winds, inspiring great movement and creativity. Sitting at my desk, I …

Walking Boston & Cambridge

We arrive late, just shy of one in the morning. Bags on the carousel, expensive taxi to the hotel, easy check-in, lovely room. We have the whole next day to explore before meeting up with Bosco and his bride Allison for dinner. We take in the sights, dodge hordes of tourists and opt to take the subway over to Cambridge, …

Whither Owl & Bear? Mostly Meditation Mount

Two years have passed since we returned from Mexico. The blog has lain fallow for far too long. I suppose, dear reader, I should catch you up. We flew from Mexico City to LAX, ultimately landing for what we thought was a short stay in Ojai. The plan was two weeks at Meditation Mount, a month at Ryan’s place and a month in Marcus and Eva’s guest house. Then… who knows where?

Shooting stars flashing lights and flying bugs inspire. Sedona

GREETINGS from SEDONA! Shooting stars, flashing lights in the sky and a big giant luminescent black bug flying in through the car window eventually crawling up my skirt were the start to a great adventure. Always an initiation of sorts among these powerful places on Earth! Bees buzz close to my ear all the time which I graciously welcome, however …