Sometimes we trade stuff----here Laurie trades me two overripe bananas for one ripe one, (She knows I prefer the overripe) A ridiculous illustration of real trades we make. Like a haircut for mechanical work. Sometimes we pay for the services of our fellow campers.
But more importantly, we trade ideas. Here Laurie leads us in a discussion on dealing with fear.
Sometimes we eat together. I invited Laurie and Kendall over for a breakfast of decadent oatmeal. (decadent because it is enriched with pecans, brown sugar, raisins, whipped cream and cherries) I photographed the cherry moment.
Those who want to--- walk at 9Am and 6 Pm.
Today I led a group wisdom discussion.
We write out (anonymously) questions we would like the group to address---put them in a hat and I draw them out one by one
for the group to comment on. Collectively we are much wiser than individually.
Yesterday, our host Bob Wells led us in a favorite show and tell----cooking styles and secrets. He began with a demonstration of a solar oven that really bakes well. It reached 350 degrees in short order---ready to bake anything.
James then showed us the wonders of a weber grill----operating off a propane bottle.
Kendall touted a breakthrough skillet surfaced with---- CERAMIC. Much better and longer lasting than Teflon.
David spreads the good word about his stovetop Coleman oven .
Laurie demonstrated a no-clean-up cooking technique with water and a special paper.
CB showed us the latest thing in cooking ---magnetic induction. Takes one half the power of conventional cooking.
its own non stick surface.
This afternoon Bob treated everyone to Pizza and ice cream. Thank you Bob.
Oh yes---I haven't forgotten my Sondheimer stories---will continue them soon.