New game: ignorant blogger or SEO?

I was looking for baking recipes that use potato, and this is the summary for one of the first hits:

Potato cakes that are made with leftover mashed potatoes. These lovely Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes that are soft from the inside, but golden and crispy from the outside! Make sure to check out my Vegan potato cakes with rice and carrot, they’re to die for!

– some food blogger

And now I can’t stop thinking about how this poor soul doesn’t know that potatoes are vegan.

Book: Forest Bathing by Dr. Qing Li

I’ve always been drawn to trees (and oceans), and the bigger the better. I’m in love with redwoods, pines, cypress, saplings, old gnarly trees, forests full of trees, lone trees in empty fields, short stout trees, tall skinny trees… I love them for cleaning the air and for being so darn pretty any time of year.

It turns out the sense of well-being many people feel while among trees has been known to improve health and well-being in Japan for years. Forest Bathing, authored by a physician, talks about the science behind it, and the measurable health improvements that happen with the practice of forest bathing, or shinrin yoku. Forest bathing lowers cortisol levels and blood pressure, for starters.

I’m spending the summer in Northern California, among the redwoods. Nothing makes me feel better like being among the redwoods on the ocean.

#ProudTreeHugger

Though I can definitely do without certain tree pollens…