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    Cabbage-Rice Soup

    26 September 2016

    Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.

    ~ John Muir (The Yosemite)

    Indian Summer is in full effect here in Northern California and as I type it’s 90+ degrees F in Inverness. This should help our bodies adjust to the temperatures in Riyadh which will still be hovering around 100 when we return, though we’ll not get that lovely coastal breeze at night and wisps of fog in the mornings. We’ve taken our girls to the beach many times – Elspeth won’t remember it but I hope Sierra does – and have gone wading and hunting for sand dabs and watched pelicans sail low across the waves. We’ve gone swimming at Shell Beach on Sundays and whiled away lazy, sun-filled hours in the garden. Nature has been shown to its best advantage.

    It’s been a lovely summer.

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    Halloumi Salad

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