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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 bettyalbert@earthlink.net.

Fausel Ranch

FAUSEL RANCH 4881 Hanks Exchange Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 Proprietors: David and Deanna Fausel The Fausel Ranch is listed in California’s Agricultural Heritage Club and received special recognition in 2010 with a plaque in their honor. The ranch’s first year of operation is listed as 1877, but the Fausels were […]

Q&A about Nitrates

Q: How can I make nutritional sense of all the different brands and types of hot dogs and lunch meats for my children? A: I hate to start answering a question with a question, but where are you shopping? Most large supermarkets carry what has a selling history: big business […]

2 Days in the Napa Valley

In addition to the Kitchens in the Vineyard Tour, we could not go to Napa and miss other favorite haunts. OAKVILLE GROCERY – founded in 1881 On Hwy. 29 traversing Napa, Yountville, St. Helena sites and stops, this oldest continually operating grocery store in California is a destination […]

One More Time with Asparagus

From “TRAVEL TIPS from SeeCalifornia.com” comes this Festival Feature in Fresno, April 15-17: San Joaquin County grows the most asparagus of any place in the U.S. Top 3 California Asparagus Counties: San Joaquin 42.2% | Fresno 28.6%  | Monterey 27.4% Asparagus is planted in the ground three years before it […]