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 …

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 …

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?

Inside The Mayan Church of Chamula

The rooster patiently awaits his death. The floor is covered with pine needles, there are no pews in this church. Thousands of candles adorn tables in front of Catholic saints, carved out of wood or wax, garishly dressed, themselves enclosed in glass boxes. This, here in Chamula, deep in the heart of Chiapas, Mexico, is a Tzotzil Maya church, the …