Posted in October 2012

Tropical Boot Camp

Tropical Boot Camp

Shape Up in St. Lucia Dreamscapes  Fall/Winter 2012 issue 8 a.m. St. Lucia time. My four-poster bed with the thigh-high mattress is so comfortable I slept in and missed tai chi class. As I open the balcony door to yet another blue-sky day framed by ocean and green hills, the last of the early-morning keeners jog by, … Continue reading

It’s a Pear-Palooza!

It’s a Pear-Palooza!

It’s sad to think most people have never experienced the melt-in-your mouth richness of a ripe, fragrant pear. Bartletts are easy – ripe when they turn sunny yellow. But what about a mottled brown bosc, available now from Ontario growers, or a smooth green anjou? Leave it to USA Pears to come up with the … Continue reading

Meet some World Famous apples

Meet some World Famous apples

The fourth-generation farmer in blue overalls with the beefy biceps and grey ponytail snaking down his back worked with five different architects to build his dream home on the edge of a rocky cliff outside Wenatchee, in the middle of Washington State. Kyle Mathison brings the same determination and passion to his family’s orchards. From his back terrace, where … Continue reading