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.
October 31, 2017
Spanish Immigration

Spanish Immigration: Theater of the ultra absurd

Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find himself transported to the center of an impossible circle of stairways in a painting by M.C. Escher. So goes […]
August 10, 2017
Spanish Village

Raising the Bar: Life in a Spanish village

I’ve been reflecting and reminiscing on the days of early 2016, when we were hustling full time on Craigslist, in the driveway, at the dump, scurrying […]
August 5, 2017
Spanish assimilation

Spanish assimilation: Finding our way home

Our integration into Spanish society has continued with many new and notable milestones. Most members of our family (those with natural European citizenship) now have their […]

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 […]
May 17, 2017
School in cerdanya

The Gift of Gab: Back to school in Cerdanya

The number of things we’ve learned about on this trip is virtually unthinkable, from the social hierarchy of domesticated bovine to the proper preparation of an […]
February 11, 2017
New Years Revolutions

New Year’s Revolutions: Moving Around and Thinking Ahead

Our travel updates have been few and far between these last few months. But don’t kid yourself. It’s certainly not due to a lack of interesting […]
December 12, 2016

Peace in the Valley: 7 Essential Outings in La Cerdanya

High in the Pyrenees, where France meets Spain and the fresh air hits the sunshine, La Cerdanya remains one of the best kept secrets in Europe. […]
November 30, 2016
Day Trips from Barcelona

Greater Catalonia: 6 Definitive Day Trips from Barcelona

If you’re looking for some interesting getaways and day trips from Barcelona, the first thing you need to do is get to Barcelona. That’s the easy […]
November 19, 2016
hotel catalonia

Plenty of Room at the Hotel Catalonia

It’s that time of the month again. This week we made the move, once more, bringing us to our seventh host and yet another one-of-a-kind location. […]
November 3, 2016
top of the world

On Top Of The World

The world waited, for what seemed like an eternity. And finally good Fortune delivered. The curse was lifted. The seraphim in heaven broke out their harps […]