Hello my dears! It has been so lovely to be back in the Northwest seeing friends and family that I can hardly seem to sneak away for a moment to bust out some dizzy.
Being back on the island for visits is always a fine balance (which I often fail at) between familial duties and spending time with various pockets of friends. As I may have mentioned already, for the last two years my mother has been running an organic mini-farm on the three plus acres where I grew up. At the same time, she continues to run and expand a non-profit language academy and cultural center. Needless to say there is always work to be found and delicious produce to be munched.
The first thing I stuffed greedily into my mouth was, of course, cherries. Beautiful, shining, the color of a Mexican sunset, these were the little ambrosial … Continue reading