The Garden is to the Gardener…

The Song is to the Singer and comes back most to him… –Walt Whitman from Song of Myself When you are a gardener, you must consider that friend and foe alike come daily to the gates of the city. The gardener must be vigilant and welcoming, but fearsome to strangers with uncertain appetites. Continue Reading…

La Conner, Washington: Girl Trip

What’s better than a road trip with a good buddy? Some of you thought: husband maybe? Others of you protested, no way, it’s my dog, of course. But girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, dog, your current stud muffin…… A good road trip friend is a great friend indeed.   Just think what you find out about this Continue Reading »

Teff: A love affair

By Ivy Entrekin editor’s note: Ivy is a frequent commenter on this site and I’m so pleased to introduce her to you now as a guest author. Ivy is a personal chef, caterer, and one of the iconic band of Portland’s “wait staff” who can tell you the provenance of your lunch. Her detailed biography Continue Reading »