A simple life that is well lived means spending time engaged in enriching pursuits that give joy and provide a sense of accomplishment and well-being. My culinary adventures and cultivating the soil give me a sense of accomplishment and connection to the past as I work to master the nuances of traditional food and craft. All of this provides a deep soul-enriching experience so essential to a life well lived—as does meeting interesting people who share in my enthusiasm.
I have always wanted to develop these essential relationships through travel adventures and workshops—to bring like-minded people together as we explore the rich tapestry of life and the creativeness that makes up the warp and weft of that tapestry. That’s why I invite you to join me!
This fall, I will begin to offer day trips to local farms, wineries, brewers, and cooks. These trips will be intimate with no more than 10 guests at a time. I will also be planning trips to the larger urban areas of our state for us to experience the diverse products and purveyors at the Philadelphia Italian Market, Reading Terminal Market, and the Strip District of Pittsburgh. As we build both enthusiasm and a base of interested participants, I plan to offer longer trips to Savannah, Charleston, New Orleans, Hudson River Valley, and New England.
In the near future, look for workshops that will bring together creative people to experience and explore traditional crafts, foraging, cooking, and gardening. These events will feature talented guest speakers and instructors and will allow for many hands-on activities as well as opportunities to develop relationships through shared meals and conversation; exploration of local makers, purveyors, and markets; and time to explore nature through leisurely walks, picnics, and other outdoor activities.
Again, I invite you to join me as we share knowledge and experiences and enrich relationships. I look forward to meeting many of you as we travel the back roads and byways of this great land. Stay tuned for updates and information. I promise I will not keep you waiting for too long.