Synchronicity in the Backyard

Even with the gardening season right around the corner, the thoughtful gardener will still always find time to read, dream of and ponder the natural world around us. After reading about global warming via the lengthy series of New Yorker articles excerpted from Elizabeth Kolbert’s acclaimed recent book Field Notes from a Catastrophe, documenting the … Continue reading “Synchronicity in the Backyard”

The Wire finale: now what? (A reading list).

Okay, so it is over.  Case closed. After five captivating years, HBO’s lauded series The Wire calls it a wrap. Now what do we do? Aside from chain-watching DVDs of the series (and its excellent Baltimore precursor, Homicide: Life on the Street), we’re seeing a lot of Wire fans in withdrawal are turning to books to prolong the feeling. This … Continue reading “The Wire finale: now what? (A reading list).”

Goats do roam…in Seattle

Why is our book Home Cheese Making : Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses so popular?  Perhaps because it’s authored by home cheesemaking superstar Ricki Carroll.  In Seattle, local artisan cheese is readily available at farmer’s markets and grocery stores.  A cheese festival takes place each year, even though we are far from Wisconsin.  It’s highly likely that some Seattleites … Continue reading “Goats do roam…in Seattle”