california

  • From the Root

    Damn Pumpkin

    No other fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) evokes such a strong reaction from me. And this time of year, I’m absolutely drowning in it.…

  • On The Farm

    Experiencing The Almond Harvest

    Seen up close right before harvest, almond trees produce an amazing-looking fruit. It says, “I’m ready” when the fuzzy outer hull is split open, exposing the hard shell that tightly encapsulates…

  • From the Root

    Booze, Glorious Booze

    I grew up in a small village on the west coast of Scotland, where everyone knew everyone. It was once known for its bonnet-making factories, and it’s always been made of…