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Castañas Asadas or Roasted Chestnuts

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We’re all familiar with the December classic that begins, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”  Funny thing, I didn’t know the song is titled “The Christmas Song,” neither did I realize that roasting chestnuts was …

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Granadas (Pomegranates) in Granada Province ES

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Pomegranate season is officially over in the Alpujarra.  When we arrived in late October we had only a couple of weeks to get our fill of these extraordinary fruits.  Most of the beautiful fall foliage …

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Vitamin D and Me

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I’ve been reading a lot about the relationship of Vitamin D and Covid-19 complications in the news.  I imagine you have too.  I think it all got started when Dr. Fauci (the director of the …

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My Reckoning With Hidden Consumption: Part 2 — Food Waste

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In Part I of this series I examined my clothing purchase habits in order to reduce my contribution to the fashion industry’s environmentally unsustainable practices.  Part II is a similar examination of my role in …

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Our Lesson in the Orchard: Paella de Verduras

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We’ve been living in Valencia, the home of paella, for more than a year now.  During that time we have enjoyed a couple of excellent, some good but not great, and one truly horrible version …

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How Healthy Eating Became a Habit at Our House

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On January 1, 2015, we gave ourselves six months to drop some weight.  Jamie had never purposely set out to take in fewer calories than he needed. In other words, he has never dieted.  Like …