Isn't this year's Christmas frenzy more pronounced than usual? Time for my annual vow, here and now, to take it easy. The focus should be friends and food. Family, if you can cope with them. There's no prize for spending too much money on presents. There's no shame in obsessing about food and making it your tribute to the season. And there's no shame in just "checking out" if you have to.
Napa is gorgeous this time of year. It's a little cold and damp but it's beautiful and there's not much better than staying home with a pot of beans, good wine and someone to break bread with.
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New Item: A Year of Beans
It's an extravagant gift for that bean freak in your life or it's a healthy indulgence for you. Either way, there are a lot of beans on their way.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Rancho Gordo News
from my favorite bean and popcorn store: