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Wrapped in leafy goodness

Wrapped in leafy goodness

I love making and eating lettuce wraps. They are versatile, easy and fun to eat. They look impressive on the plate and when people are served there is almost always an “o my, that looks good” to follow. You can put anything you like on your wraps. Trust me when I say that these wraps will make you and your guests smile and you will look and feel like a culinary genius. When making wraps…

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Death Valley Dazed!

Death Valley Dazed!

By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) California is a smorgasbord of yin’s and yang’s. Southern California, is the Pacific coast playground of the rebel without a cause hot rod car culture and Surf City, where, the Beach Boys promise, there are two girls for every boy. Northern California however, is the John Muir high country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the majesty of Yosemite. Coastal redwoods and mountain sequoias, woodland giants in a rich Lord of…

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Tom Joad & The haiku Hobo

Tom Joad & The haiku Hobo

Tom Joad & The Haiku Hobo By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) The times, they were a changin’ in the purple hazed and double dazed days of the spare change Sixties. Political and social change were waging war on the status quo and old icons were being replaced. Even Route 66 was changing. At one time it was the main vein two-lane connecting the Midwest, where I am originally from, through the desert southwest to California, where…

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The Notorious Rastafarian

The Notorious Rastafarian

By Mike Marino The bluesman, was a jazzman, a riff man…a notorious Rastafarian who lived on and off the streets. He would fly high at night with a jet stream fix in his arm, a communist sympathizer, actually, and actually attacking the tanks as captain of a red zeppelin…Jazz streets, beat streets, hard streets and harder alleys of Detroit, that are smaller, and more cramped than those they had in old Cairo where mummies, and…

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Face Down Ass Up on the Cantina Floor

Face Down Ass Up on the Cantina Floor

The Peyote Coyote Face Down Ass Up on the Cantina Floor By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) Juarez, Mexico – 1965 Tequila & Marijuana Cocktails Double-dazed and purple-hazed, I had journeyed from the cheap wine and endless row of topless bars that formed a phallic phalanx along the fog drenched streets of San Francisco’s wet dream North Beach…caressed the Golden States left coast as though fondling an asphalt breast…whoopin’ and hollerin’ and camping’ and camping’ it up…

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Monterey is Planet Steinbeck!

Monterey is Planet Steinbeck!

Planet Steinbeck Revisited By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) The Golden Goddess of Northern California stands by the side of the road, thumbing a ride to the bucolic Monterey Peninsula. The Peninsula is the orbital center of Planet Steinbeck, the writer who took us on travels from the Mother Road to the Cannery Row, not to mention his travels with a dog named Charley and Baja bound marine biologist, Doc Ricketts. The peninsula is a geographic strand…

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Under the penalty of perjury

Under the penalty of perjury

Eureka Ca., Mercer-Fraser parking lot- September 2010: I had just left the Co-Op with a tall, half-price VooDoo along with a couple of espresso shots. This meant it was prior to 8:00 A.M. Walking towards Third St. I noticed the Eureka Police Department POP-Unit searching a vehicle. I walked over to the Mercer-Fraser parking lot, just on the other side of J&L Towing. I stood there doing nothing for several minutes except watch EPD do…

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The hidden treasure in your kitchen

The hidden treasure in your kitchen

Homemade Pizza – The hidden treasure in your own kitchen Making pizza is something that I have been doing for years. It has been a lot of trial and error and my then wife eating a few less than perfect pies. I have worked hard at making my pizza the best pizza I eat. I don’t mind takeout pizza but nothing is better than making it yourself with just a few very simple ingredients. To…

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