Category Archives: Travel

Caprese Summer

#microfarm caprese
#microfarm caprese

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This morning I picked one last San Marzano before yanking my spent tomato plants from the garden. It was a beautiful overcast day with the temp in SoCal finally dipping to a reasonable 75 degrees. I basked in the raindrop I thought I felt while standing outside coated in sunscreen.

This year I was blessed with some excellent tomato harvests. When I left for my Italy vacation in May, the little tomato plants I had stuck in the ground in March were just starting to get big. Many already had fruit on the verge of ripening. The thought of being away from them for 16 days was dispiriting. I was comforted only by the prospect of traipsing through Tuscany clothed in something cute and mildly practical, sipping local wines, and taking in the astounding scenery alongside my beloved. Continue reading Caprese Summer

8 Tips for driving in LA*

LA traffic scene

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New in town? There’s a lot of asphalt to cover out here under the palm trees. Mastering the following will help you to blend in while enjoying all that the shiny city has to offer.

  1. It is your job to block anyone from entering your lane in front of you. While you are driving in it it is YOUR lane.
  2. When driving in the fast lane on the freeway, tail. If the car in front of you is going 75, you want to go 76.
  3. Race to the red light. That’s what the guy next to you is doing. Continue reading 8 Tips for driving in LA*