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Eating in Season

From “The Revealed Rome Handbook”: “Although everyone wants to try a Roman artichoke when they’re in Rome, carciofi romaneschi are only in season from February to May. If you see artichokes on a menu at any other time of year, they’re not Roman, so they won’t be a real taste of the famous dish (they’ll either be from somewhere else...

Traveller’s Italian

Non parlo italiano. — I don’t speak Italian. Parla inglese? — Do you speak English? Non capisco. — I don’t understand. If you can say you don’t speak Italian, in Italian, then honey, you’re speaking Italian. Here’s my basic list of tourist words you need to know in any language: Yes, no, hello, goodbye, sorry, excuse me, please, thank you,...

Venice to Florence

Beautiful breakfast on our last morning at the Locanda Oseolo. The cured meats in Italy are outstandingly flavorful even in thin slices. The panettone bread was moist and almond flavored. And oh my God the croissants were amazing. Moist and flaky and rich. I think it must have to do with the European butter. Then a skip the line “hidden...

Pacific Poke (Mira Mesa)

Tucked away in Namaste Plaza, Pacific Poke has really fresh fish and perfect sushi rice. The only 2 things that really matter. This place, and Poke One N Half, is all you need to know.

Ototo Sushi (4S Ranch)

It’s been a joy to realize we have restaurants within walking distance of our house now. Sunday evenings are the perfect time to stroll to dinner and look for coyotes – we saw 4 the other night. It’s still in the 50s at night, it’ll be good when it starts to get warmer. We’ve been eating a lot at Ototo...

National Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention month

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-april-2017-national-sexual-assault-awareness-prevention-month/ “NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2017 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. I urge all Americans, families, law enforcement, health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, and...

I Tried to Befriend Nikolas Cruz. He Still Killed My Friends.

“The implication that Mr. Cruz’s mental health problems could have been solved if only he had been loved more by his fellow students is both a gross misunderstanding of how these diseases work and a dangerous suggestion that puts children on the front line. It is not the obligation of children to befriend classmates who have demonstrated aggressive, unpredictable or...

We Stand With the Students

“Our trauma isn’t going away, but neither are we. We will fight everyday because we have to, because change is the only thing that makes any of this bearable.” —Leonor Munoz, Senior