Last week I bopped (yes, that's what I said) around with my friend Kathleen. Hi Kathleen! After some fun shopping and lunch we went by her parent's home which is smack dab in the middle of an orange grove. Needless to say they had plenty of oranges to share. So today I made freshly squeezed orange juice. Don't you just love reaping the benefits of your local area? We've literally lived all across the country and have enjoyed the local bounty at each stop. The first time we lived in California we had five fruit trees in our back yard; avocado, lemon, orange, peach and nectarine. In Massachusetts, among many things were apples and freshly picked blueberries. In Illinois and Kansas it was fabulous corn and tomatoes. We have a local wine area here that is quite a draw. What kind of treasures are in your area?