The new compost bin was long in contemplation and even longer to begin. The small version of a composter–a catalog-order tumbler– had been in use for three seasons now and had to be rejected since, come each spring, it produced slightly more than a couple of […]
Betty Albert Chronicles
California-born Betty Albert is a freelance writer, journalist, blogger and author (“Lost in Italy and Loving it”, Amazon/Kindle). She was practically born in a restaurant, so holds dear the art and science of good eating, healthy living and those who make it so. Betty has a 20-year corporate history with AT&T, another 20 with professional photography, and a love affair with organic gardening fed by her certified naturopathic practice.
Betty has devoted her senior years to updating and sharing researched articles, interviews with interesting people and travel stories. Ever wonder where that giant eggplant came from? Or what a day in the life of a gondolier looks like? Or the 10 best travel tips in
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Persimmon is a Fall favorite, native to China, introduced to California during the mid 1800’s. There are many varieties of the “non-astringent” persimmon which contains less tannins than its “astringent” cousins which must ripen fully to be eaten or included in recipes. I have used both California persimmons […]
Gold Panning Championships Finals in Placerville on September 17-18 wound upwards into high levels of cheering by onlookers of every country, including a bagpiper from Spain. Amid the din, flags swirled, the announcer’s enthusiasm mounted, and the competitors panned faster than ever. Winner results are still being according […]
Wondering what to do with all that squash? Too many apples? You’ve been called to Apple Hill™ and know the first day of Autumn is September 22, Thursday. You know the trees will soon be a blaze of color: Come visit the farms! The farmers’markets are bounding in […]
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Can you feel the chill in the evening air? Fall is around the corner and it’s by far, my most favorite time of the year! Not just for the “pumpkin spice lattes” you see everyone sipping in the mornings, but for everything related…
http://www.eldorado2016.com/ The Placerville Fairgrounds was a-buzz with visitors, competitors, vendors, and golf carts darting to and fro on missions of every description to keep everyone happy. Most of the day was a waiting game: for the spectators and competitors alike, until their turn came to pan. The Italian […]
The year was 1947. The place is Pasadena, California. The people gathered around the bridge table are regulars. The topic is a regular complaint about the lousy weather, and the city congestion. It was, as L. G. “Frank” Beals put it at the time, “making him sick.” Frank […]
Placerville Gold Panning 2016 opened with a bang!
“You’re in luck!” Dianna greeted us. “A baby alpaca (cria) has just been born this morning.” As often happens, it was an easy birth. “Alpacas have an 11-month gestation period, and most of the time the dam needs no help, Dianna explained. “I came out this morning and […]
If it’s Labor Day the chances are pretty good that tomatoes are available and in demand. Ingomar Packing is one of the biggest tomato processing companies in the Central Valley / Los Banos area. A typical tomato truck holds 50,000 pounds of tomatoes, which is about 300,000 […]