All posts tagged: Summer

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A Visit to Sonoma Swamp Blues and a Recipe to Honor the Farmer

Two things struck me the other week when I went down to the Laguna de Santa Rosa with our photographer Dawn to visit Sonoma Swamp Blues, our local organic blueberry farm. The first came immediately upon opening the car door. Mamta, the mother of one of my very best childhood friends Daniel, jumped right into a few things on her mind. The first was interpreting my dream I had barely shaken at that fresh hour of 6:30am. The second was espousing the anthroposophical healing qualities of the dew clinging to perfectly plump and purple blueberries popping off scraggly branches. You see, Mamta is a parent of two Waldorf kids and was, for many years, president of Ayurvedic California, so she knows a thing or two about the esoteric. But here is what struck my and made me smile on that foggy summer morning. I had the pleasure, in that moment, of feeling like a kid again. I remembered the feeling of being in her house as a boy. Of playing with her son in ways …

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Late Summer Harvest at Two Belly Acres

A few weeks ago, on an overcast, late summer morning, our photographer Dawn and I headed out to our farm, Two Belly Acres. We were there to catch up with our farmers, Vince and Logan, and see what the harvest was yielding them. The answer was pure summer. Tomatoes, tomatillos, basil, sweet peppers, padróns, shishitos, ground cherries, pickling cucumbers, and summer squash.