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 […]


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 31, 2017
Sunset over Bar in 2017 on its way to 2018

The year 2017 becomes 2018

The year 2017, as observed in the rear view Another twelve months have now risen and fallen Four seasons of weather and feathers and pollen We […]
December 6, 2017
Holiday logs in Catalonia

Christmastime in Catalonia: Holiday rites and wrongs

The days have shortened, the leaves have turned, and the frost has bitten. In this place with four seasons—which I’m still getting used to—the fourth season […]
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 […]


Pacha's Fermentation Station. Here we answer questions like "What's the easiest way to make sourdough bread?" and "What on earth is kimchi?"
December 28, 2017
Kale salad

King of Greens: Fresh kale salad

It’s the super food of the century. Faster than a speeding multivitamin, more powerful than a handful of goji berries, able to feed an entire staff […]
December 27, 2017
marinaded mushrooms from Purely Pacha

We are the champignons: Marinaded mushrooms for any occasion

It’s holiday season. You spent all your money on stocking stuffers, and all your time trimming the tree. Now it’s party time, and what are you […]
November 23, 2016
Purely Pacha's 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, […]
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
Cerdanya online blog at Purely Pacha

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
Several 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
Sanilles resort and spa aka 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
On top of the world in Cerdanya

Situated in Cerdanya: 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 […]