Virginia Woolf and a River

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write,” wrote Virginia Woolf. She described this as the “great problem.” Thirteen years ago, two women, within a canyon of red stone and brush, each with copies of Virginia Woolf’s book, “A Room of Her Own,” conspired to bring together…

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How to Eat Less Water-Article in California Health

The Winter Issue of California Health Magazine features an article on How To Eat Less Water in the Environment section written by Hannah Guzik. To read the article click here or request a free magazine at healthycal.org. The article includes an informative piece on How to dry farm in your backyard, with easy-to-follow steps from…

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Descendant of farm workers wants to “Eat Less Water”

By Hannah Guzik Originally published in the California Health Report     Nearly every afternoon this summer, Florencia Ramirez drove past the strawberries and lima beans growing in the Oxnard plain, and each time she grew angry about what she saw. As the plants gulped in the Southern California sun, high-powered sprinklers ricocheted over the…

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YouTube Video- How To Make Sustainable Pizza Dough

This is the first a series of cooking workshops. I had great fun making it, although it took much longer to film (shows how much I know about film making.) What I do know is how to cook using less water. In the film you will not only learn how to make great pizza dough…

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Oxnard woman says water reduction is on the menu (original article printed in the VC Star)

By Hannah Guzik Photo by David Yamamoto Special to The Star Original post March 7, 2012 at 5:48 p.m., updated March 7, 2012 at 6:22 p.m. Florencia Ramirez is on the “eat less water” diet. From her kitchen in Oxnard’s historic district, she serves meals made with ingredients grown on “dry farms,” or with limited…

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Eat Less Water Reading at Bluestockings Bookstore, NY, NY

On Friday, March 9 at 7pm at Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe I will read from my Eat Less Water manuscript. I will join Andrea Scarpino, author and poet who will read from her works on clean water. The event is titled The Politics and Poetry of Clean Water. What can poetry say about water? What…

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Water Conservation at the Kitchen Table: Tequila and Water

I swirl the golden liquid in my glass. “Notice the color of the gold añejo,” directs Dr. Adolfo Murillo, the maker of Tequila Alquimia. “Its color comes from oak barrels.” Absent are wedges of lime and shakers of salt that are used to soften the sharp burn of tequila when it travels down the throat.…

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Pasta and Water published in Edible Santa Barbara Summer edition (Fresh Pasta Recipe)

One Pound of Pasta = 230 gallons of water The Italian machine grows long linguine noodles with ease. The fresh pasta is dusted with the gold coarse powder of semolina and disappears into butcher paper before it remerges at the Santa Barbara Certified Farmer’s Market the next morning. I take one and a half pounds…

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Chicken and Water

Out of the oven the bird smells glorious. A stab of the golden skin releases its tasty juice. The 1,876 gallons of fresh water embedded in the skin of the chicken does not leak out. The average amount of fresh water used to grow the feed for, quench the thirst of, slaughter and clean one…

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