Strange Company: A guest post by Jean Ryan

Today’s post is courtesy of Survival Skills author Jean Ryan, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Strange Company Recently I watched a program on strange animal partnerships. The first story featured an old blind horse and the goat that adopted him. Each morning the goat would lead the horse out to graze, skirting any obstacles, and …

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Vegan dining in Berkeley: The Butcher’s Son

The Butcher’s Son on University Avenue is a vegan deli but also feels like a “classic” deli, with its huge portions, its “meats” and “cheeses” behind glass cases, and the preparation of all the foods just over the counter. It’s a small space, with about a half-dozen tables inside and a few more on the sidewalk …

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Vegan dining in San Francisco: Samovar Tea Lounge

When I was in San Francisco for Litquake last fall, I enjoyed a lovely post-event lunch with friends at Samovar Tea Lounge. It was a perfect spot for a tea-infused mimosa and a bite to eat on an autumn weekend — and there are myriad vegetarian and vegan options. I ordered from among the dishes …

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