Archives for August 2014

Santa Clara Canner Tomato

This spring I purchased a tomato plant that I have never heard of before.  The name of this plant stopped me in my tracks.  Could it be—a tomato variety that perhaps my grandfather and his brothers actually processed at Gangi Brothers tomato packing plant?!  How is it that a tomato species was … [Read more...]

Strawberry Picking along the California Coast

Each year I anxiously await the strawberries to ripen at my favorite berry farm, where I annually make a pilgrimage and pick until my heart is content.  I find berry picking so peaceful.  I completely enjoy picking berries along side of a friend chatting, while searching for the perfect berry, and … [Read more...]

Washington’s Olympic National Park, Part 2

It was good to wake up on day-two of our three-day visit to the Olympic National Park rested and knowing that we didn’t have to drive too far to get to our next location, Lake Quinault.  We planned to wonder the beach here at Kalaloch and also go explore another nearby location, Ruby Beach. … [Read more...]