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.
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 […]
July 9, 2017
Spanish village Bar

No Holds Barred: Settling down in a Spanish village

Fourteen months ago we embarked on a journey, an ambitious undertaking many years in the making. We liked to think of it as a voyage of […]

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 9, 2017
workaway family

Q & A: Post WorkAway interview with the traveling family

For the last year or more, I’ve been regaling you with tales and misadventures from the WorkAway road show, from one unique perspective: mine. Now, at […]
May 1, 2017
passports recovery

Midnight Run: Several Steps to Recovering Lost Passports

When I left you last time, we were still wandering from campsite to rest stop, meandering with indefinite direction to the eclectic soundtrack of my second […]
February 22, 2017
family odyssey

Family Odyssey: 8 Easy Tips for Traveling with Kids

Since removing ourselves from a perfectly comfortable life on California’s idyllic Central Coast, exchanging safety and security for a world of exotic uncertainties, we are continually […]
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 […]
November 14, 2016
cerdange sunset

Still Chillin in the Pyrenees

Now that we’ve fallen in love with the Cerdange region, after five weeks on this spectacular plateau where France meets Spain at the top of the […]
November 8, 2016
roadschool hiker

Roadschool: Is Our Children Learning?

This week we celebrated the six-month semi-anniversary of our European road trip and working vacation. We’ve unpacked our luggage in at least seven different guest rooms […]