Boarding happened in record time. The first rows were called at 10 AM, and all passengers were boarded — with seatbacks and tray tables in their fully upright and locked positions — by 10:12.… ►
Hey! How was your Thanksgiving?
Right now we’re writing from among the fiery crotons, plumeria, ti and taro of Kauai, Hawaii.
Papayas for breakfast, purple Molokai potatoes with coconut for lunch.… ►
When I come home from work feeling flu-ish, only a homemade yerba mate latte and YouTube (in bed, of course) will do.
The tree spirits of the internet have been serving up some excellent medicine lately.… ►
Whenever one of our favorite “plant guys” sends us an email saying a crop is at its best and most abundant and that we should come see it, we drop what we’re doing and head for the action.… ►
Our friends on the East Coast have been reporting their first encounters with the whipping wind of November, and we’ve been responding…awkwardly. Temperatures yesterday reached 88 degrees outside my office in San Diego.… ►
What We’re Reading: Farms as an Allergy Cure, and the Hot New Houseplant (Oh, and a Pop Star’s Seeds Get Quarantined)
Our favorite links of the week…
✚ What if you took meticulous notes on every Thanksgiving in recent memory? Inventive outings and some serious food fine-tuning might be the result.… ►
I’m always on the lookout for socks that speak to who I truly am. Socks that sing my heart song. Maybe it’s because Ryan and I live in a warm climate and we don’t get to wear them as much as we did back East — where some of our most vivid memories involved everyone in their socks come holiday time?… ►
With the fading of our last passionflower last month, things are muted, florally speaking, right now inside our garden. The exceptions would be our small hibiscus shrub and our jade plant, whose delicate white flowers are already beginning to emerge.… ►