Purple Cauliflower: Edible “Bouquet” from Vashon Island WA

Vashon Island is a travel destination reached by a 20 minute ferry boat ride from Seattle, WA.  Notable commercial growers and small organic grower operations provide a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables  and flowers to local markets and farmer’s markets.  My sister sent me a special gift packed in my husband’s carry-on luggage.  She was a bit mysterious about it while noting, “be sure and refrigerate it”.  Indeed, (upon unwrapping) it was the most beautiful colored vegetable I had ever seen.  It was like a Purple “Bouquet” of flowers….except  […]

Compassion for Refugees: ACTION REQUIRED

Would you be willing to leave your homeland to save your life?  What would you put in your pocket to eat or sew into your hemline to save a precious item?  Does this sound like a story about the refugees in WWII?  No! This is current news.  Since I have written the first draft of this post many more souls have died at sea.  Listen to the silent cry buried in the news media and ask yourself, “would I be willing to help?”  There are many governments, organizations and church based groups who are acting by donating direct resources to refugee families.  The example set forth in this blog may be the “blueprint” you were looking for […]