If I haven't told you lately, am going to let you in on a little secret - I am in love with life and food in California. We have the perfect temperate climate; cool ocean winds, dewey nights, bright blue skies full of sunshine, all combine to create the richness, and
abundance of fresh produce year-round,
fresh sea food,
fresh herbs always available (on my deck!) + a wide variety of mushrooms,
incredible varieties of local artisan cheese, wild organic honey, REAL handcrafted olive oil... I could go on and on!
Let's not get started about how lucky we are to be living smack dab in the middle of wine country USA!
In less than 2 hours, we can visit over 7 different distinctive wine areas. Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Lodi, Los Gatos, Livermore, Russian River....
Something so simple as walking down the street on Sunday mornings to hit our local Belmont Farmer's market just makes my heart sing!
Every day I am so thankful that I have everything that I need, and with so much bounty surrounding all of us that live in this wonderful country, there should be no excuses for why even 1 child should go hungry. We all lead very busy lives, and I know that we have so many organizations to support, but while we are rushing around this upcoming holiday season, please don't forget about your local food banks.
Thanks for letting get on my soapbox - hope you enjoyed my photos too!