Dear Chronicles Readers and Subscribers,

I am skipping out the back door to music camp in just a few minutes. I will be north of Santa Rosa with three hundred folk musicians.

This is a time of the year when I don’t cook: the farm deliveries are on hiatus and the fridge is full of Christmas leftovers.

Happy New Year to You All. May 2012 bring you what you need and at least some of what you want. I’ll see you again in January. — Sharyn

Painting shows pink adobe, woman leaving and rooster on a rail fence.

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright. 8″ x 8″ gouache on paper. Sharyn Dimmick