My Nepenthe Love


On this Love Thursday, I wanted you to see this.


This beautiful book came in the mail for me from Bob Towery over at Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday: My best abstract . I don’t know how we “met.” All I know is that I’m so glad we did.


How does someone, a perfect stranger, know me so well as to take the time to purchase a book at would so stimulate my imagination?

It’s filled with gathered families, recipes and beautiful photography. It makes me the bohemian that I want to be.


As stated on the front cover, “My Nepenthe is a story about food, family and the culture of place, and how it all unfolds around the table and why that matters.”

I swooned when I read it. It is precisely the life I want to lead and I want to lead it around the fire at Big Sur.


Thank you Bob, once again, thank you.

One of the things that gives me such great joy is to see my place linked from someone’s blog. Like from Shirley’s place, from Austin’s place, from Julie’s place, from Elizabeth’s place,¬†and of course, from Bob’s Place. And I smile a little smile when I see a casual shout out like, “Puna if you’re out there, I can’t get to your site,” from Jane’s place. Like old friends having a casual conversation.

It’s a good thing. A wonderful thing. It’s My Nepenthe.


  1. ummm I had to look up Nepenthe and I have to admit that I love that word. I seem to be collecting a lot of words. Words that strike a cord in me. And now I have a new gift….

  2. Aww, you’re a doll for linking to my place! I love the look of this book and will look for it in the store. Off to check out the other links!

  3. “Nepenthe” means “no sorrows.” And that is how they lived. Puna described the book very well. And I think the book describes Puna very well, that is why I got it for her. I told her I think we should cook some recipes from it together some day.

    I hope you all can visit this special place some time!

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