PACHA AND WHAT SHE'S UP TO

Welcome

Graphic designer, Mommy, Adventurer, Artist, Nature explorer, Typography nerd, Fermenter = Purely Pacha

Design Studio

15 Years of Graphic Design. Find my latest projects here - everything from logos and book covers to websites.
November 20, 2016
Logo Design by Purely Pacha

Logo Design

Almost two decades of Logo Design no-repeat;center top;; auto It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been doing logo design for almost 20 years. Wow. That thought […]

Travelogue

Follow my husband’s ongoing travelogue for a vicarious glimpse into our family’s journey from Coastal California to the pastoral family farms of Western Europe.
December 4, 2016
spanish immersion

Spanish Immersion: Mi Queso es Su Queso, and other cultural conundrums

It’s been almost two months in the Pyrenees, and we are already settling in like a family of mollusks atop a bed of seafood paella. Which […]
December 2, 2016
sagrada familia

Hidden Gems: 4 Cryptic Myths Concealed in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

Most visitors will be content to gaze agog with jaw wide open at La Sagrada Familia, an architectural feat of unmatched ambition. But if you’re like […]
November 25, 2016
the shining crothers

What you never knew about The Shining and German philosophy

In my last travelogue entry, I was marveling over the parallels between life here at the Hotel Catalonia and certain elements in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. […]

Kitchen

Pacha's Fermentation Station. Here we answer questions like "What's the easiest way to make sourdough bread?" and "What on earth is kimchi?"
November 23, 2016
Hot and Sour Kimchi in 4 easy steps by Purely Pacha

Hot and sour Kimchi in 4 easy steps

I did it. I figured out my favorite kimchi recipe. I’ve tried a few over the past year. Some were too spicy, some were too garlicky, […]
March 23, 2016
Finished Loaf

The Easiest, No-Knead Sourdough Bread EVER

It’s been almost a year since my guest blog post about sourdough bread over at Bambu Batu. I’ve made that bread many times since then, and […]