Several years ago, a friend of mine who lives in Woodland, introduced me to Z Specialty Foods Warehouse sale and I have attended every year since!  I’ve always liked honey but I am now in love with it.  I had no idea how many varieties there are and how different the flavors are! Z Specialty Foods sell their products on line, but several times a year they have a warehouse sale where… Read More

Early June this summer the temperature here in Sacramento was often over 100 degrees.  In the midst of our worst heat wave I was invited to join my friend Sharon for a few days in Fort Bragg.  How fast can I get my bag packed!!!  What a joy to spend a few days in good company, out of the heat, enjoying the Northern California coast!  We both love photography and gardening so… Read More

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Iceland, I have been reading “The Little Book of the Icelanders” by Alda Sigmundsdottir.  It is very entertaining and if you are interested in the ways of the Icelandic people I highly recommend it.   I found the section on Icelandic surnames very interesting.  In a typical Icelandic family the father, mother and children will all have a different last name because Icelanders still use… Read More

Some interesting information about Iceland from Rough Guide web page: Though geographically as big as England, Iceland’s population is tiny – at barely 310,000, it’s no bigger than many towns in other countries. Two out of three Icelanders live in and around the capital, Reykjavík. Iceland sits atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the fault line where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart; as a result, Iceland is getting wider… Read More