Author Archives: olizia

to wrack and ruin

Today’s findings on a short stretch of beach, in a small town, in Southern California.        Plus bonus material–a tarp!–that I dragged out of the water. Advertisements

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let’s talk trash

we can do better . . . right? From one small cove, on one (relatively) small island, off the coast of Maine, in October 2014, the day’s catch.

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venissimo cheese shop gets it right

Venissimo, 754 W. Washington Street, San Diego, http://www.venissimo.com (with other locations in downtown, North Park and Del Mar) Venissimo, a small, friendly cheese shop in Mission Hills, San Diego, is doing a lot right. First there are the samples. Tasty … Continue reading

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Growing on Plum Island

Bittersweet, Marsh-elder, Wood sage, Sedge. Honeysuckle, Black cherry, Winterberry. Spartina, Samphire, Sensitive Fern. Trembling aspen, Sea purslane, Seaside plantain. Wild radish, Sea rocket, Sundew, Rush. Dusty miller, Sassafras, Yellow-eyed grass.

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i thought cactuses were easy

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mon petit chou (my little cabbage)

The light has grown dim, making it difficult to read, and I’m developing a hunchback from leaning over the dictionary for the last two hours. But none of it matters—nothing matters!—for I am in love. In love, completely, with French. … Continue reading

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balsamic vinaigrette

Tonight while I was making a salad with balsamic vinaigrette, I remembered a date I went on almost 20 years ago and it made me laugh. But, it wasn’t the memory of a really fun date during which I busted … Continue reading

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