Monthly Archives: December 2013

Greening Up The New Year

Gifts That Go On For the past 8 years, I’ve been writing calendars for Amber Lotus, a Portland-based publishing company that began life as a Buddhist enterprise. When it became all too successful, it was sold, but remains dedicated to … Continue reading

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Colorful Spuds That Taste Terrific

  One Potato, Two Potato Recently, Peruvian purple sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) have hit the marketplace hard. It’s kind of amazing to notice that even big chain stores now carry these heritage tubers. Admittedly homely, purple sweet potatoes at their … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Solstice As If In Japan

  Bathing With Citrus I was recently sent a link to an utterly lovely set of pictures taken by a Japanese photographer, who did studies of her grandmother and her odd-eyed cat over the course of a dozen years. One … Continue reading

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Vegan Winter Soups & Supreme Beans

Still More Beloved Beans A few weeks ago, an extremely kind and generous reader sent me a birthday gift. When I got home, there on my doorstep was a box of glorious heritage beans from Rancho Gordo in Napa, California. … Continue reading

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