Blueberry Jam with a Spruce Jelly Boost

There’s a lot of nightlife here in Fairfax. Per capita, I’d guess that our little town has more bars and music venues than any other in the county. (Marin County doesn’t want for hometown musicians: The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Journey, Jefferson Airplane, Carlos Santana, Sammy Hagar, Steve Miller, Bonnie Raitt [...]

A Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, #10, Wendy Copley of the wonderful Wendolonia!

Last Sunday, I caught up with Kate Payne as she came west to promote her brand spankin’ new and beautiful book, The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency [...]

June in the Garden — And a Preserved-Oranges Update

Does it feel like summer where you are? June started out weirdly cold and rainy in Northern California, while we were basking in warm Alaskan temps. I am raising an eyebrow in the direction of our wonky climate changes.

The day before we got home — the only day when there was no [...]

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