A winter pot roast is the perfect match for a day when the rains took a breather and you want to get out in the garden, or at least get some seeds planted in the garage! So simple to do in the morning: Put the pot roast in […]
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 XYZ city might be? Or a New Look at Knee Problems! Gastronomic, natural health or travel reads are easy picks in the Chronicles blog.
Her website is www.bettyalbertchronicles.com, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sounds like a book title, but no, it was to be a video. Then I find out I have to upgrade this site to post videos. The forthcoming rains predicted are a good reason not to plant directly into the garden containers. So here is the set up […]
CONFESSIONS OF A RECIPE ADDICT and Michael’s Coconut Cake There I go again, copying one of those “that looks good” recipes off the internet.Yesterday, I must have torn out a baker’s dozen from some of the magazines saved up. What is the matter with me?! The internet is […]
Approximately 4,000 California walnut growers produce over 600,000 short tons of walnuts annually. Right here in El Dorado County, 205 walnut trees on 10 acres at Perry Creek Walnut Farm are budding out that delicious fruit at a steady pace. A rainy season promises a bumper crop of […]
Adapted from a great site “Modern Farmer” you might want to correspond via http://modernfarmer.com/2016/11/foods-at-first-thanksgiving-meal/ By Dan Nosowitz on November 15, 2016 The history of turkey domestication goes back 2,000 plus years to an archaeological site in Guatemala, probably a ceremony, sacrifice or feast. Picture this. The first […]
I recently had the pleasure of attending Secrets of the Soil, a workshop, http://mgeldorado.ucanr.edu/Secrets_of_Soil/ with the likes of: Chuck Ingels, Farm and Horticulture Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Sacramento County since 1996 and overseer of the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. His topic: Physical Characteristics of Soil, Plant […]
The Davies Family Inn is also known as ShadowRidge Ranch 3700 Fort Jim Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 Proprietors: Jim Davies and Linda Hopkins Davies The setting for this story could be a Hollywood movie fade-in on a thriving mining community southeast of Placerville, CA in the early 1850’s. […]
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 […]
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 […]