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Last week, one of my goals driving home was to gather enough elderflowers to make something – a syrup, perhaps, or an infused vodka. The cream-colored clusters of flower heads were everywhere; it was only a matter of finding a shoulder wide enough to pull over without tumbling into a creek. The small tree is […]

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May is such a month of grand expectations. I am already making a mental list of the things that I must do this summer: road trips, roasted corn, river days, wooded hikes, watermelon messes, farm visits, wine tastings, picnics, camping, barbecues. I love that summer is the season during which leisure is not only encouraged […]

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Hello, friends. I’m writing from a motel in a truck stop along the I-5, somewhere in central California. I think I’ve mentioned before my fondness for little respites in places most people think of as nowhere. Because sometimes what I need is a little heat, an uninterrupted sky, and a swimming pool. And I’ve got […]

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