Author Archives: Maria Isabel Pita

12 Traditional Cuban Recipes

                       

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Two Heartwarming Vegetarian Soups

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Notes on the Election Outcome

A dear friend of mine sent me this spot-on summary of the presidential election outcome, with which I agree completely. It’s finally beginning to feel like the 21st Century: The economy is improving no matter what, including the housing sector, … Continue reading

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Autumnal Comfort Casseroles

Creamy Shrimp & Gruyere Pasta Bake Creamy Mushroom & Pasta Bake

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Five Sublime New Recipes

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Garden Goodness

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Summer Garden Recipes Summer Garden Lasagna Yellow Squash Gratin Tomato, Zucchini, Squash & Herb Soup Cucumber Soup Fontina & Fried Sage Grilled Cheese Sandwich Flounder or Perch with Herb Breading Steaks Grilled with Mustard & Herbs Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella … Continue reading

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Mountain Top Yoga

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Hiking in Shenandoah National Park, we came upon this young woman practicing yoga on a mountain top. When she saw us she apologized and explained she rarely had the pleasure of practicing out of doors. I said, “Are you kidding? … Continue reading

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Beyond Time & Space: Telepathic & Precognitive Dreams

Everything you’re about to read is true …♫Music from the Twilight Zone♫… Seriously, it’s a fact that dreams can and do come true; it’s not a Disney platitude. The typical cynical rebuttal it’s just a coincidence is an insulting slap … Continue reading

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Healing My Tendonitis in Lucid Dreams

As a writer, visual artist, passionate cook and Open World Video Games aficionado, I spend a lot of time typing, using a mouse, chopping ingredients and pressing buttons, activities that all make rather excessive use of my right hand, thumb, … Continue reading

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Seth Speaks and Skyrim

I was fortunate enough to begin my gaming life in the realm of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, 2011 game of the year, renowned for its huge, beautifully rendered world through which it’s possible to wander freely in an open-ended … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe What They Tell You–Keep Dreaming

I had this Lucid Dream February 22, 2012, the night of the New Moon: I’m living in an apartment in some quiet city and I really want Mami to come over for dinner. I know she lives nearby and that … Continue reading

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Boiled Squirrel and Moonshine

My husband, Stinger, told me the other day that an internationally renowned chef had predicted squirrel meat would become all the rage this year. I responded, a bit dryly, that a close acquaintance of ours (who shall remain anonymous) has … Continue reading

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Occupy Boston

My brother, Mario A. Pita, shot some truly eloquent photos one day of Occupy Boston. It’s January now and the tents are gone, for the time being, and yet there are still some twenty or more tents up in Washington … Continue reading

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My Article “Mirror Mirror on the Wall Lucid Dreaming and Menopause” in Issue 61 of the Lucid Dream Exchange

The Lucid Dream Exchange Many women who’ve experienced the ―joys of pre-menopause, and gradually crossed the dreaded threshold into the third phase of a woman’s life (so flatteringly termed The Crone) have been confronted with the option of whether or … Continue reading

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My Essay “The Surfer Technique for Inducing MILD & WILD” published in Issue 61 of the Lucid Dream Exchange

The Lucid Dream Exchange Issue 61 As I lay in bed, I go back to sleep mindfully by visualizing a surfer picking up her board—the intent to have a lucid dream—and walking into the ocean holding it against her. As … Continue reading

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The Art of Christmas

My husband’s mother, Lois, gave me all the lovely hand-made Christmas ornaments adorning our first tree here in Paris, Virginia. Each one is a small work of art. As we keep Christmas lights strung up in the family room all … Continue reading

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Fantasy Food

Why is it that the most delicious-sounding meals are to be found in fantasy novels? Down-to-earth, no nonsense, succulent menus from a time and place where people are still connected to the earth, to the source of their sustenance, and … Continue reading

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Robert Waggoner interviewed me for the Lucid Dream Exchange

Dream Speak AN INTERVIEW WITH MARIA ISABEL PITA BY ROBERT WAGGONER Author of historic fiction like Truth is the Soul of the Sun – A Biographical Novel of Hatshepsut-Maatkare, Maria Isabel Pita, also lucid dreams. In this DreamSpeak interview, the … Continue reading

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Give me the real thing, please

Once upon a time, my husband, then a college student, devised an experiment. One cold and idle night at Michigan State, he took a square of mozzarella cheese and a square of soy mozzarella “cheese”, cut them both up into … Continue reading

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Ancient Omnivore

Ancient Egypt is an ideal example of a culture that lived sustainably. If its borders had been sealed by a Star Trek force-field, they would still probably be growing and eating their food sustainably (and perhaps distributing their abundance more … Continue reading

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