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It’s that time of year again, time to harvest bountiful Oregon fruit. Last year I spent several days at Orchard View Farms in the Dalles, Oregon for a farm to table project on Oregon fruit. This month a selection of cherry harvest photos is featured in 1859- Oregon’s Magazine http://www.1859oregonmagazine.com/
Fritz and Steffen Christmann, biodynamic growers and winemakers of exceptional quality bone dry Riesling http://www.weingut-christmann.de/
One of the most memorable spa experiences I’ve ever experienced is the 130 year old Friedrichsbad spa, in a timeless and beautiful building complete with roman statues and intricate ceiling paintings. It is a nude spa, so for once I chose not to photograph the place but rather immerse myself in the experience. Time is needed to truly relax and soak up the benefits of 17 different stages of hot, cold, and warm pools, dry warm and hot air, soap brush massage, steam bath, therapy pools, and showers with pure thermal water . The changing temperatures and the healing thermal water in the various baths have a regenerative effect on body and soul. For 360 degree virtual tours of the spas, visit http://www.carasana.de/home/en/roemisch.html
Two exceptional quality restaurants in Baden Baden: The French Le Jardin http://www.lejardindefrance.de/, and Brenners Park-Restaurant, http://www.brenners.com/eng/restaurants/brenners-park-restaurant.aspx, with an extensive wine list and delicious special seafood 4 course menu, were a welcome break from heavier foods. After spending the previous two weeks in Burgundy and Paris with winemakers at their favorite restaurants, I didn’t expect to find culinary experiences to match but was pleasantly surprised.
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