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Experiences at the Inn

Scooter and Storm

Scooter and Storm

There’s something instantly calming about petting a horse. It’s the same way with dogs for me; I had a yoga teacher back in New Haven that had us match our breathing to the pace of petting a dog or cat we loved during savasana, which I still often do on my own. She called it…

German Chocolate Cake with Pecan Coconut Frosting

German Chocolate Cake with Pecan Coconut Frosting

I was supposed to meet Jen the other day to work on a dessert for afternoon tea (she works here and does them a few days a week), but since she wasn’t feeling well I ended up making the dessert entirely on my own! It was my first time doing something from start to finish…

A Day at the Biointensive Garden

A Day at the Biointensive Garden

My room at the inn faces east, which means that I can instantly tell when it’s a sunny morning from the strong rays striking my face around 7 am. Last week on one of those sunny days I decided to check out the biointensive garden. There are three garden interns here at the moment: Tania,…

Area Event: Comptche Barbecue

Area Event: Comptche Barbecue

This past Sunday I ventured out of the Stanford Inn/Mendocino area to check out the Comptche BBQ at the Volunteer Fire Department, about a half hour up the road from the Inn. I don’t have a car here, which makes getting out of the immediate area slightly complicated, but I was able to catch a…

A Day in the Kitchen

A Day in the Kitchen

After living at the Inn for a couple weeks, I quickly realized that I really like spending time in the kitchen. Chef Sadhana, the creative director at The Ravens’ Restaurant, was nice enough to let me observe and take pictures of a private cooking class she gave my second day here, and ever since then…

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