The Ziz Files Vol. 7


lutz bacher artist

Lutz Bacher, The Book of Sand, 2010–12, twenty-five tons of sand, dimensions variable


Gena Rowlands interviewed by Stina Dabrowski


 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold


 history of opium book

Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John H. Halpern & David Blistein


 Frankie & Johnny directed by Garry Marshall (1991)
Starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer


daikon pickles zizia botanicals

Daikon Pickles
Use one medium size daikon radish, I added a few carrot size radishes that were red, giving it that soft pink gradient (not sure the name of these, they were from my farm box). But you can just use daikon or add a few of the pink ones from the grocery store to the mix too, for color.
Chop the radish into long matchsticks and stuff into a clean quart size jar. Add in thin slices of fresh ginger for extra flavor (optional). In a saucepan, mix together 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 3 T. of sugar, and 3 tsp. of salt. Place on the burner and warm the mixture up stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat. 
Pour the vinegar mixture into the quart jar filled with your radishes until you reach the top! Sometimes I stick a butter knife in it to get all the air bubbles out, then add a little more vinegar trying to make it as full as you can so that all the veggies are submerged. Top with a lid and stick it in the fridge. 
I usually wait at least a day or two before cracking into it. Great snacks to pair with nuts, cheese, and crackers. Or pair them with rice, veggies, and meat dishes. 


reishi ashwagandha 9 lives powder
Have you tried the Reishi Ashwagandha 9 Lives powder yet? I made this formula because I wanted to have all the herbs I dream of taking daily packed into one formula! So it includes an array of the most potent adaptogens, mushrooms, nervines, nourishing greens, and spices. Find Lion's Mane, Nettles, Oatstraw, Turmeric, Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, Reishi, and more in it! Made with organic ingredients. Take 1 tsp. twice daily. You can always add a few tsp. to your cup to make a little stronger too.
My favorite way to prepare:
Add a splash of oat milk to a cup, 1 heaping Tbsp. of coconut butter, 1-3 tsp. of 9 lives powder, top with hot water, stir, and sip! Add an optional splash of honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup to sweeten it up. 


lions mane mushroom, medicinal mushrooms, zizia botanicals, adaptogens, herbal tinctures, herbal powders
Lion's Mane 
Scientific name: Hericium erinaceus
Family: Hericiaceae
Parts used: Fruiting body
Up close with Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus, Hericiaceae), one of our favorite mushrooms for supporting brain function, soothing stress, and supporting immune system function. It’s both a food and medicine and supports the immune system, and acts as a neuroprotective and nootropic.*
It grows wild in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has long been used both as a food and traditional medicine. Some say when cooked, its flavor most resembles that of lobster. It really is a mesmerizing sight to see growing in the forest! Both the genus "Hericium" and "erinaceus" mean "hedgehog" in Latin.
A few other common names include: monkey head mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, and bearded hedgehog mushroom.
Lion's Mane can be taken in several different forms. Favorites include tinctures, capsules, and powders.


The legend Geneva Jacuzzi reissues Lamaze! What a treat for the world, this album and all her music videos are golden. Hear the whole gem...order here.
The Ziz Files is a monthly series featuring snippets of thoughts, ideas, and education from the visual landscape of everyday life, the kitchen, lectures from the greats, a plant of the month, and some of the globes finest tunes. 
Sharing a slice of what inspires me, from my kitchen to late-night YouTube'n.