“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 […]
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! You can find gastronomic, natural health or travel reads as easy picks in the Chronicles blog
Her website is www.greenchefpress.com and www.greenchefpress.wordpress.com and she can be reached at email@example.com.
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 […]
WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN? Our children are at risk, the risk of cancer in pets is increasing, kidney and liver cancer is on the rise, and yet homeowners as well as commercial industry continue to use known carcinogenic products irresponsibly. Think of the chemicals used on lawns and […]
Free things to do in the Gold Country during World Gold Panning Championships and Gold Week Sept. 11-18, 2016 August 28, 2016 Posted by: El Dorado County Visitors Authority The Gold Rush is returning to where it began next month. The World Gold Panning Championships, which were last […]
“Schlein – Hurley” are two historical El Dorado County family names carved into the sign on Garden Valley Road along with “Irish Creek Ranch”. Twenty-nine gravestones in the cemetery at Georgetown attest to the size of this large local family who lived and worked here. It was great-grandmother […]
FRESH FIG CROSTATA Use your favorite pie crust recipe, or try whole grain, sprouted grain or store made. Whole Wheat Nut Piecrust Makes one 9-inch crust ½ c whole wheat flour ½ c unbleached white flour 3 T sugar ¼ tsp. salt 1/3 c walnuts or pecans ¼ […]
Glorious Figs The parable of the fig tree exists throughout the bible and in other spiritual and fictional works. In Matthew 24:32 it tells us “its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.” Many references of […]
Need reasons why to go to the local farmers market this weekend? Take a look!
Ben and Mary Woods, Proprietors 6267 Candy Lane Somerset, CA 95684 Who is Tending Mother Earth … If it isn’t the next generation? “Nothing is more rewarding or more practical than taking care of what gives you life.” On this premise, in 2008, Ben and Mary started farming […]
A whole grain, wholly delicious breakfast!